Director of Annual Giving

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Gettysburg College, in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking an experienced professional for a full-time position as the Director of Annual Giving.  Gettysburg College is a residential undergraduate liberal arts college with enrollment of 2,600 students and 27,000 alumni.  The College is entering the final year of a seven-year comprehensive $150 million Campaign, with over $133 million raised. The Annual Giving program is one of the five Campaign priorities and annually raises in excess of $6 million. Gettysburg College is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to participating in building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community.

The Director of Annual Giving (Director) has direct responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating a robust annual fund program to increase support for the College’s operating budget, including but not limited to the Gettysburg Fund and Orange & Blue Club (athletics).  The Director leads a professional staff of six and support staff of three and is responsible for a comprehensive program that includes personal, telephone, volunteer, email, social media, and direct mail solicitation of alumni, parents, students, and friends of the College.

The Director performs a full range of supervisory duties and leads both annual and long-range strategic and tactical planning and implementation of a comprehensive program. The Director works collaboratively with colleagues in the Development, Alumni and Parent Relations division in developing solicitation strategies and effectively marketing, messaging, segmenting, executing, stewarding, and benchmarking for success.  The position is responsible for ensuring leadership annual donors are solicited, including the Board of Trustees.  The Director works directly with volunteers and also manages a prospect portfolio.  The position reports to the Associate Vice President for Annual Giving, Alumni and Parent Relations and is a member of the team of Directors working with three AVPs and the Vice President.

The successful candidate should be able to communicate exceptionally well verbally and in writing; develop relationships with prospects and solicit gifts and commitments; operate in an organized, but creative manner; travel; work as a team leader and member; be goal and achievement oriented; be invested in the use of technology to reach donors and secure gifts, and excel in analytical capabilities. The Director must be able to work outside normal business hours.

A bachelor’s degree is required. Three to five years of increasingly responsible development experience, preferably in higher education, and demonstrated success in solicitation of donors, staff management, and the recruitment and management of volunteers.  Commitment to the liberal arts is required.

Salary is competitive and is complemented by an excellent benefits package. To apply confidentially or to refer candidates, please contact or call 888.407.5064. To view the job description online visit

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.