Associate Director, Digital Philanthropy & Giving Campaigns

Job description

Essential Functions

Leadership and Budget Management: Serve as the go-to digital philanthropy strategist and campus-wide leader in this space. Effectively manage digital philanthropy operating budgets, monitor transactions, and participate in budget modeling and forecasting processes. A commitment to staying within budget is essential in order to optimize ROI and demonstrate financial stewardship.

Management and Supervision: Supervise a full-time staff member, providing project direction, feedback, mentoring, evaluation and other key functions, while also ensuring that responsibilities are delegated as appropriate to create sustainable workloads. Additionally, serve as a key leader within the Creative Engagement team, providing input on campaigns and projects at the strategic level and serving as a passionate voice for digital philanthropy. May directly supervise or support the assistant director in their supervision of student interns.

Digital & Mobile Philanthropy: Oversee the growing DUGood crowdfunding program, which features numerous crowdfunding campaigns throughout the year, as well as multiple concurrently-running One Day for DU crowdfunding campaigns, and DU Advancement's mobile giving program. Work with partners to infuse digital and mobile giving opportunities into programs and initiatives. Continuously seek out projects at DU where digital philanthropy can facilitate positive impact. Infuse digital and mobile philanthropy opportunities in annual appeals. Continuously evaluate emerging digital and mobile engagement tools that can be leveraged for giving campaigns. Ensure that digital and mobile platforms create a quality experience for internal partners and the end user and that these platforms are fully leveraged across the Creative Engagement strategy.

Giving Campaigns: Use digital philanthropy tools and technologies to grow the potential and impact, both philanthropically and experientially, of DU's giving campaigns. These include but not limited to our days of giving (e.g., Giving Tuesday, One Day for DU), crowdfunding projects, and other key initiatives. Use crowdfunding and mobile platforms for greater influence and connectivity to these campaigns and greater continuity of engagement throughout the year. Where possible, maximize the volunteer structure and stewardship opportunities to further engage constituents in these campaigns. Review and, as appropriate, update future growth projections.

Partnership: Be a trusted and engaged partner across Creative Engagement and DU as a whole, working to thoughtfully and imaginatively incorporate digital philanthropy opportunities into events, experiences, social media, the annual Faculty and Staff Campaign, student philanthropy, more traditional-feeling annual appeals, and other endeavors to activate the DU community.

University Citizenship: Serve as an active and collaborative partner to all central and unit-based advancement functions and campus colleagues to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative fundraising practices. Contribute to team success and model "One DU" leadership.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal, written and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Exceptionally high level of customer service skills.
  • Experience using data to inform campaign planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Adept at using judgment and discretion in situations that that require sensitivity and tact.
  • Demonstrated success in goal setting and developing metrics, strategies and tactics to grow revenue.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 3 years of digital marketing or philanthropy experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a University, nonprofit or other mission-driven setting where digital marketing is used to create engagement and inspire activation
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage volunteers

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 22, 2018

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 004933
Posted: 10/9/2018
Application Due: 12/8/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable