Associate Director of Annual Giving

Springfield, MA
Oct 02, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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.


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