Executive Director, Annual Giving & Advancement Relations

Location
Waltham, MA
Posted
Jul 14, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Bentley University

Posting Details

Position Information

Department
Center for Alumni Parents & Friends

Employment Type
Staff

Summary of the Position

Bentley University has retained the Executive Search Firm, Lois L. Lindauer, to lead the search efforts for this position. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Wendy Lazar directly at wlazar@lllsearches.com and reference “Bentley University” in the subject line.

Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, and a member of the University Advancement Leadership team, the Executive Director of Advancement Relations and Annual Fund will engage Bentley's 55,000+ alumni in meaningful ways and promote philanthropic support of Bentley at the Annual Fund level.



Essential Functions

• Oversee the Annual Giving department and the Center for Alumni Parents and Friends, leading strategic planning, developing goals and objectives, providing management oversight, and acting as a liaison with other university divisions on matters of constituent engagement.
• Develop and achieve annual fund and engagement goals and metrics, provide strategic direction and program oversight to these two departments.
• Work closely with the Executive Director of Development to ensure that programs of engagement and fund-raising are strategically aligned and provide opportunities for a deeper level of engagement for alumni, parents, students and friends of the university, resulting in a robust pipeline of prospects with increasing levels of philanthropic support.
• Maintain a strategic partnership with the Global Alumni Board, supporting them as an accurate reflection and representation of the university's alumni population. Provide strategic connection to the university and assist with the identification and recruitment of board membership.
• Maintain a strategic partnership with the Bentley Executive Club, providing staff support and acting as liaison between the organization and the university.
• Work closely with the Executive Director of Advancement Communications to develop strategic and regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, web pages, print publications and social media.
• Oversee the management of signature events including Homecoming, Parents Weekend, and Reunion Weekend as the lead department. Partner with other divisions on campus wide events to provide alumni/parent constituent perspective and volunteers as needed.
• Develop programming that grows and strengthens connections between students and alumni.


Minimum Qualifications(Education and Experience Requirements)

Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of experience managing engagement and annual giving programs, preferably in a higher education setting. Demonstrated success in managing a multi-channel annual giving program preferred. Must be able to strongly articulate the connections between engagement and philanthropy in this fast changing environment for engagement and solicitation communication. Demonstrated management and leadership experience in a complex organization is essential. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment. The ability to work well under stress in a deadline-driven environment required. Familiarity and a comfort level with technology and Development/CRM operating systems are essential. A high level of diplomacy, tact and confidentially are a must






Physical Demands

Usual office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing. Frequent use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery. Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.



Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
FY171P1625




Special Instructions to Applicants

Bentley University has retained the Executive Search Firm, Lois L. Lindauer, to lead the search efforts for this position. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Wendy Lazar directly at wlazar@lllsearches.com and reference “Bentley University” in the subject line.

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.



Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.

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