The Assistant Director of Giving will assist in identification and engagement of current, new, and/or unidentified constituencies, resulting in increased philanthropic revenue for the school and increased leadership-level annual giving contributions. The Assistant Director of Giving will coordinate initiatives with the Director of Annual Giving and the Director of Development Operations and other frontline fundraisers as needed. The position will include segmentation of multiple constituencies via direct mail, electronic appeals, phoning, donor segmentation & acquisition, donor qualification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and will help identify qualified prospects for the major gifts program. This position’s development role will compliment development efforts to a specific constituent group with an emphasis on building a strong donor pipeline.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in development/fundraising with a solid understanding of fundraising principles and methodologies is required. Experience in marketing and/or strong marketing and public relations skills with the goal of successfully soliciting gifts a plus. Experience in higher education or academic health center is preferred.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint required, Access preferred. Experience using CRM databases required; experience in Raiser’s Edge database preferred.