Manager of Advancement Annual Communications

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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 Department of Advancement is recruiting for a Manager of Advancement Annual Communications.  The Manager will provide support to The Wittenberg Fund, Alumni Engagement, Leadership Giving, and Stewardship teams and report to the Director of The Wittenberg Fund.  The Manager oversees The Wittenberg Fund communications and marketing projects that advance the annual and long-term fundraising, engagement and communication initiatives.  This position works with a broad range of internal and external constituents (alumni, donors, vendors) to achieve the Office of Advancement's and University's goals.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate Social Media efforts for the Office of Advancement with overall University strategies in mind
  • Develop content and update web pages for the Office of Advancement
  • Develop content and design email communications including monthly e-newsletters for alumni and other e-newsletters for families, corporations, campaigns, etc.
  • Develop printed materials and online content
  • Assist with planning, coordination and staffing of university events
  • Assist with printing, ordering promotional items, working with vendors, etc.
  • Update constituent content on Advancement's database (Salesforce)
  • Work closely with University Communications as appropriate on joint projects and initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned



A bachelor's degree in English, communication, marketing or public relations and experience with strategic communications is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with marketing and fundraising experience, a master's degree and/or experience in higher education fundraising. Knowledge of CRM (Salesforce) is a plus.

This position requires a high degree of professionalism, confidentiality and an ability to interact with a variety of entities and individuals to significantly increase the visibility of the University.  Incumbent must be capable of conveying appropriate messages and representing the University to encourage and facilitate interest in and support of the University's mission.  This position has a significant effect on the University's ability to engage current and future donors in a meaningful way and is responsible for enhancing the University's ability to identify, establish, create and maintain strong relationships.

This position requires event participation and staffing with the ability to lift and load event materials and set-up/break-down event displays. 

Work venues vary from office, to social events, to presentations, to large and small meetings and interactions with individuals, involving a variety of environments. 

Evening/weekend work is often required. 

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. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

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: 2/2/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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