Associate Director of Annual Giving
American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.
- Oversee all annual giving programs including phone-a-thon, direct mail, e-mail, faculty/staff campaigns, parents program, senior gift and other programs.
- Identifying and personally soliciting prospects for gifts of $1,000 or more.
- Creating personalized letters for the top 10-20% potential donors.
- Create, develop and execute a highly effective and sustainable volunteer component within annual giving.
- Identify, design and implement strategies to grow new and current annual giving programs.
- Work with internal and external influencers to align annual giving programs with the College vision and goals.
- Other duties as assigned
- Required Degree(s): Bachelor's degree
- Preferred Degree(s): Master's degree
- Required Field of Expertise: non profit or sales
- Preferred Field of Expertise: non profit or higher education
- Three or more years of professional, annual fund-raising experience preferred. Experience at an institution of higher education preferred.
- Partnership-building skills and a commitment to annual fund raising and higher education.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Thorough understanding of a development operation in a complex environment.
- Excellent organizational and follow-through skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and see projects through to a timely completion. Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
- Demonstrated ability to manage staff.
- Experience and knowledge in developing and implementing strategies for achieving operating goals.
- Experience and knowledge in budget planning and oversight.
- Knowledge of fundraising database systems.
This is a full time, exempt, benefited position. Normal office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a non-paid lunch break. The hours are flexible to the needs of the department. Some nights and weekends required.
Qualified applicants should save and submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor) as one document. Upload the saved document into the online application.
AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.