Assistant Director for Annual Giving

Job description

About Hofstra:

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.


The Assistant Director for Annual Giving reports to the Director for Annual Giving and will support the University’s Annual Giving program as well as all departmental goals and initiatives. This position will be responsible for annual honor roll of donors, the management of the Call With Pride team of student fundraisers, the Senior Class Gift, the Walk of Pride Brick Campaign, The Fund for Hofstra web pages/social media/e-blasts and mobile giving stations. The Assistant Director is also expected to develop and manage a portfolio of prospects in order to meet personal fundraising goals.

Specific Responsibilities include:
In conjunction with other members of the Development staff, prepare the annual Honor Roll of Donors. Prepare and facilitate all Call With Pride team meetings and training sessions. Assist in recruitment, hiring and scheduling of the Call With Pride staff. Provide guidance and motivation to all Call With Pride student fundraisers.
Actively measure ongoing Call With Pride results against departmental objectives, and implement strategies to improve overall efficiency and performance of the Call With Pride program. Monitor nightly Call with Pride caller reports. Maintain and update donor records in Banner and contact donors that request University information.
In conjunction with Alumni Affairs staff, recruit members for the Senior Class Gift campaign. Oversee and implement the annual Senior Class Gift campaign which includes direct mail solicitations, e-solicitations, and volunteer management. Promote and oversee Walk of Pride Brick sales and installations. Manage and update The Fund for Hofstra web page, e-blasts, and social media accounts. In conjunction with the Director for Annual Giving, hire a graduate assistant and oversee day-to-day tasks. Attend live events and meetings in order to run the mobile giving station. Generate funds from among an assigned prospect portfolio – visit and dollars raised are evaluated annually against a pre-set goal.

Additional Responsibilities May Include:
Assist in maintaining tracking and testing methods for all Annual Giving solicitation initiatives. Assist with creation and tracking of direct mail efforts. Prepare queries/reports and mail merges for pledge reminders, renewals, annual giving and membership solicitation and informational mailings. Run reports, queries and monitor activity as requested. Monitor all incoming gifts to assure proper routing, coding and processing of all donations. Ensure response to information inquiries from annual mailings including planned giving, major gift opportunities and other special requests as needed in a timely basis. Respond to other projects as needed. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Required. 2-3 years experience in fundraising/development, non-profit management or other charitable giving programs. They will be a proactive self-starter who is comfortable in a fast-paced collaborative environment. Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills required and the ability to work independently and in a team environment is expected. Above average computer knowledge and experience including: familiarity with web page editing and updating, an excellent command of the Windows environment including proficiency in the entire Microsoft Office Suite including Access, mail merges, and database management and analysis. SCT Banner experience preferred.

Application Instructions:

For consideration, please send résumé, cover letter, salary requirement to:
Julie Palmedo
Director for Annual Giving
[email protected]
Hofstra University
101 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.




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Posted: 4/4/2018
Application Due: 6/3/2018
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