Career Opportunity: Director of Annual Giving
Westminster College is looking for a dedicated professional to fill the role of Director of Annual Giving in the department of Institutional Advancement. This FLSA-exempt position reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Read more below, and click here for more details on how to apply.
Under the supervision of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA), the Director works with donors to maximize annual, unrestricted support for Westminster College. The primary role of this position is to oversee and direct the Westminster Fund program, working to meet an annual fundraising goal through direct mail, email, volunteer solicitations, phone-a-thons, and significant donor programs (Presidents Club, True Blue). Annual Giving should be designed to capitalize on existing engagement programs in the alumni and marketing offices and to feed prospects to the major gifts program.
- Planning and implementing a comprehensive annual fund program, including mail, phone, and electronic solicitations that are appropriately segmented, timed, and coordinated with other offices.
- Recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the President’s Club, True Blue, and other annual giving societies.
- Identifying, cultivating and soliciting annual major donors ($5,000 and above) to the Westminster Fund.
- Analyzing annual fund donors to identify major gift and planned gift prospects.
- Overseeing a comprehensive stewardship program for donors to the Westminster Fund, engaging staff, faculty, trustees, and volunteers as necessary.
- Recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising student callers.
- Representing the college during events and gatherings, as assigned by the VPIA.
- Serving as Westminster’s primary liaison to the Fulton Colleges Fund and Board of Associates and supporting their local fundraising efforts.
- The ability to work independently and strategically to achieve fundraising goals.
- Limited travel to facilitate solicitations of select major annual fund prospects.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree.
- Experience: At least two years of experience working in institutional advancement or other fundraising efforts, including an ability to understand and apply best practices. Experience with data management.
- Skills: Strong writing and communication skills; ability to multi-task and be detail and deadline oriented; experience working with volunteers; an understanding of liberal arts education and its place in the broader world of higher education; a willingness to work on a team to establish goals, strategies, and implementation of programs.
Other duties as assigned by the VPIA.
EQUIPMENT TO BE — USED:
Must be able to operate the computer and all of the associated software used at the college, and other office machines such as the fax, calculator and telephone.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Requires standing and sitting for extended periods of time, as well as normal bending and reaching. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines. Requires a normal range of hearing and vision. May require lifting up to 25 lbs. May also require travel and evening/weekend work.
Work in a typical office setting.