Assistant Director, The Wittenberg Fund

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Company Description:

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 2,000 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Job Description:

The Advancement office is recruiting for an Assistant Director of the Wittenberg Fund.  In coordination with the Director of Annual Giving, the position assists in the successful planning and execution of The Wittenberg Fund activities to meet or exceed University budgetary needs.  The Assistant Director will take primary responsibility for reunion giving, phonation, young alumni giving, student philanthropy, and electronic solicitations. 

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Reunion and Young Alumni Giving: Develop programs and materials, recruit and train co-chairs; provide oversight for reunion giving campaigns; co-lead the Young Alumni Network volunteer group.
  • Student Phonathon and Email: Direct student, staff, and alumni phonathon and email campaigns which includes development of materials and training of student workers & volunteers.  Create schedule and segment populations to coordinate with direct mail solicitations.
  • Events: Assist with the planning and execution of all annual fundraising events.
  • Faculty/ Staff Giving: Assist with departmental meetings, seasonal campaigns, payroll deduction program, and other such duties as needed.
  • On-Campus Philanthropy: Oversee "I Heart Wittenberg" day; serve as co-advisor for both the Student Alumni Board and the Senior Class Officers; develop agendas and guide philanthropic activities for both entities; oversee and assist with Senior Circle (Senior Class Giving) campaign and strategies.
  • Meet with alumni and parent donors on and off campus.  Travel to alumni receptions and events as needed.
  • Work directly with vendors for mailings, events and other needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


A bachelor's degree and one to twelve months of relevant experience are required.  

Additionally, this position requires knowledge of CASE standards, the ability to work some nights and weekends, the ability to travel, and the ability to periodically lift boxes to deliver to the mail room. 

Additional Information:

Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. We believe it is educationally imperative to further our students' appreciation and understanding of a culturally diverse society, and we are committed to ensuring a diverse environment for all individuals, regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, or disability. In that spirit, we are especially interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Application Instructions:

We ask candidates to set-up an account and apply through our online system. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format:

1. Resume
2. Cover letter
3. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.




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Posted: 6/8/2017
Application Due: 6/8/2018
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