Assistant Director, Reunion & Affinity Annual Giving

Posted on 11/27/2023

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA

The Assistant Director of Reunion & Affinity Annual Giving is a key member of the Reunion & Affinity Giving team in the Office of University Advancement at William & Mary.

Working under general direction of and reporting to the Director of Reunion & Affinity Giving, the Assistant Director will develop and implement strategic plans to maximize dollars raised through, and participation in, William & Mary’s reunions and affinity programs. The Assistant Director manages a portfolio of donors, solicits annual gifts, develops and manages reunion and annual giving portfolios with at least one alumni decade and one to three reunion class years.

Assistant Directors on the Reunion & Affinity Annual Giving team are charged with program modification for the class ambassador program, reunion & affinity giving programs, volunteer engagement and volunteer management. The position is responsible for class & affinity giving and alumni relations outreach to include but not limited to volunteer training and management, class and affinity giving and key college-wide alumni solicitation events, new initiatives, and unit support.

The Assistant Director of Reunion & Affinity Annual Giving is responsible for the management of 10-15 classes, including 1-3 reunion class years as assigned by the Director.

The Assistant Director will be a champion for diversity and equity as William & Mary builds on its success and continues planning for its next campaign. This position is based in Williamsburg and is expected to work in the office on campus, eligible to work remotely up to two days per week.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of education, training and or
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, including, but not limited to, collaboration,
    staffing and programming.
  • Experience managing and developing relationships with constituents, clients, customers, in a for-
    profit or nonprofit setting. Examples include outside sales, marketing or public relations, financial
    planning or wealth management, admissions or enrollment, and membership development, as
    well as academic fundraising or alumni engagement. (typically 2-3 years).
  • Experience working in a fast-paced office environment with an understanding of general office
    procedures, practices and prioritization of workflow, and managing priorities concurrently within
    strict deadlines, and a desire to collaborate across multiple teams (typically 2-3 years).
  • Strong communication skills with proven ability to manage and train volunteers.
  • Strong analytical, computational and quantitative skills, with the ability to extract and analyze
    data, produce reports in a variety of formats, with the demonstrated ability to resolve problems,
    respond to inquiries, obtain and disseminate information.
  • Proficiency with a variety of software applications to include web-based applications and MS
    Office (with strong skills in Word and Excel), to include creating mail-merges and developing
    spreadsheets with formulas and data links

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with database applications and CRM systems (typically 3+ or more years).
  • Strong fundraising skills with the demonstrated ability to identify, qualify and cultivate
    prospective donors or clients, and desire to reach aggressive goals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of an environment of fund-raising, volunteer engagement and its
    role in fundraising, donor relations, and higher education with respect to confidentiality of
    information that relates to the donor base.
  • Demonstrated project management experience in a related field

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