Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Reunion Giving

Job description

The Grinnell College Annual Giving program is responsible for driving participation and gifts to the College including gifts to the Pioneer Fund (the unrestricted fund). The Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Reunion Giving is responsible for developing and implementing an 18-month strategic fundraising plan for each Reunion class, including the coordination and stewardship of volunteers as part of the Reunion committees. Additional responsibilities include maintaining a portfolio of 100+ annual giving prospects, which requires travel throughout the year.

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Reunion Giving works closely with the Annual Giving team, the Associate Director of Alumni Relations for Reunion and the rest of the Development and Alumni Relations personnel, while also coordinating with faculty and staff as needed to ensure that volunteers and annual giving prospects are being properly stewarded, and to ensure the planning and efficient implementation of this piece of the Annual Giving program.

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Reunion Giving is part of a seven-person team which provides support and leadership to the College’s annual giving program as it supports and drives the mission of the College and the strategic plan for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience. Familiarity with volunteer management and partnership as well as a willingness to travel is essential. An ideal candidate also possesses strong organizational skills, attention to details, ability to maintain confidentiality, excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a competence in direct fundraising asks. Valid U.S. driver’s license is required. Ideal skills include an ability to work within a team but confidently independently.

Application Process:  Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at  Candidates must upload a cover letter, resume and three employment-related references.  This position also requires a background check prior to first day of employment.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at (641) 269-4818 with questions.




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Posted: 9/12/2018
Application Due: 11/11/2018
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