Annual Giving Officer

Worcester, Massachusetts
Feb 27, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Annual Giving Officer (AGO) is responsible for developing, executing and evaluating a comprehensive annual giving program to include multi­ channel marketing campaigns, giving days, senior class giving programs, phonathons, etc. The AGO will manage a portfolio of 100+ annual giving prospects capable of making gifts/pledges $5K - $25K range. A primary goal of increasing revenue and participation among alumni and friends of Becker College.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions 

  • Conceptualize and implement multi-channel marketing campaigns designed to encourage alumni, friends, faculty, staff, parent and student support for programs
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of approximately 100 alumni and friends for personal solicitation of new, renewed, and upgraded gifts and
  • Serve as primary point person in implementing a successful Day of Giving: recruiting Social Media Ambassadors, working with student leaders and collaborating with staff in Advancement, and Student
  • Manage all aspects of the Senior Class Giving Program including recruiting student volunteers, meeting with student committees and establishing goals,
  • Attend and support alumni events, especially - but not exclusively - those where assigned prospects and young alumni are Attend key events including Alumni & Friends Regional Receptions, Homecoming Weekend, Commencement, Honorary Degree Receptions, etc.
  • Work with assigned reunion committees and class agents to solicit reunion class gifts.  Assist with preparation of reunion appeal letters to assigned classes.
  • Update constituent records in Raiser's Edge database as a result of meetings and
  • Develop reports and conduct program analysis as
  • Participate on Becker College committees as
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Office of Institutional Advancement by performing all other duties and responsibilities as


  • Bachelors Degree Required
  • Minimum of two years or more years of successful and demonstrable experience in fundraising

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •  1-2 Years in Alumni Relations/Annual Fund
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Ability to work independently with a minimal amount of supervision
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience with Raiser's Edge
  • Demonstrated experience in mounting multi-channel solicitation campaigns with social media and HTML format strongly preferred
  • Experience in higher education preferred
  • Contributes to a positive work environment that encourages knowledge of respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or
  • Ability to learn and apply College policies and procedures to ensure operational compliance and reliable judgement.

Other  Requirements:

  •  Valid Driver’s License
  • Access to a personal means of transportation
  • This positions requires travel and work outside the office

Qualified candidates please send Resume, Cover Letter and Three Professional References to Steven Bourgault, Associate Director of Human Resources at


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