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Annual Giving Director

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

A quality higher education for some of the brightest minds in the world requires an institution with quality educators, administrators, facilities, and other resources to meet the needs of a globally diverse student body.  That can only happen by ensuring the institution has a strong donor base of alumni and friends.  The annual giving program is often the entry point for major donors to higher education institutions.  Hence, our client is seeking a driven, well-organized leader to join our higher education client the next Annual Fund Director.

 

HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL DO AS THE ANNUAL FUND DIRECTOR

 

You will be responsible for implementation of all phases of the annual giving program, overseeing telemarketing, e-philanthropy and direct mail solicitation programs.   Specifically:

 

  • Direct all e-mail, phonathon, and direct mail solicitation efforts.
  • Work closely with Athletic Director to coordinate fundraising efforts for Athletics.
  • Develop solicitation schedule and segmentation strategies using multiple platforms.
  • Generate creative strategies for solicitation content, including donor analysis, writing and design.
  • Analyze giving history/patterns and development industry trends to aid in our solicitation strategies.
  • Oversee on-campus advancement programs and efforts, including Senior Class Gift Campaign, Senior Dinner, Student Alumni Association Philanthropy Committee, Faculty/Staff Giving.
  • Supervise phonathon efforts, setting goals and measuring results.
  • Prepare and present reports for Alumni Council, President’s Advisory Council and Board of Trustees.
  • Work closely with Advancement Services Director to develop thank-you campaigns and strategies
  • Manage a portfolio of donor prospects, and set and fulfill fundraising goals
  • Work with volunteers to enhance other fundraising initiatives at the institution.

 

HERE ARE SOME OF THE GREAT BENEFITS YOU WILL HAVE

  • FREE TUITION for you and your children at their choice of 14 colleges
  • 50% TUITION REDUCTION for your spouse
  • Health, dental, vision, disability, life, flexible spending
  • TIAA retirement
  • Paid holidays, and paid shutdown for two weeks over the holiday break
  • Use of athletic facilities at no cost, including fitness classes

 

HERE IS WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU TO BE QUALIFIED

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prior experience in a fundraising, sales, marketing, or similar role requiring solicitation of multiple audiences through segmentation.
  • Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • A demonstrated capacity to perform and incorporate data analysis,
  • A high energy level
  • A commitment to the mission of the institution
  • Proficient with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Successful completion of a background and driver check.

 

IF YOU HAVE THESE ADDITIONAL SKILLS, YOU ARE IN HIGH DEMAND!

  • Previous fundraising experience at another college or university.
  • Fundraising software experience

 

A DIVERSE WORKFORCE MATTERS TO US!

 

Our client is committed to fostering a multicultural environment and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal.  They value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Our client is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Keywords: Gables Search Group, Cedar Rapids , Annual Giving Director, Other , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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