Senior Associate Director, Annual Giving

Job description

Reporting to the Executive Director of Annual Giving, the Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving, plays an important role in the management, organization and planning of the activities for the Office of Annual Giving. This position directs the fundraising activities for one or more major Reunion classes including the 50 th Reunion class, coordinates the fundraising efforts among the class with alumni volunteers, Advancement and campus colleagues, and also oversees other class Reunion programs.

The Sr. Associate Director must demonstrate strong performance and experience as a manager of teams of alumni volunteers, solicitor of gifts, manager of staff and volunteers, and development team member.

Principal Duties:

  • Manage the fundraising activities for one or more major Reunion classes including the 50 th Reunion class
  • Work in partnership with volunteer leaders to coordinate the efforts of the class to maximize the effectiveness of fundraising goals
  • Recruit, coordinate and motivate volunteers to engage potential class donors most effectively
  • Educate volunteers about philanthropy, fundraising and the case for supporting Princeton
  • Understand and articulate fully the mission and needs of the University and articulate them effectively to potential donors, volunteers, and other staff members
  • Prepare briefings and other reports for volunteers, campus partners, and the University's files
  • Use technology effectively to research, organize, analyze and present data
  • Analyze and synthesize data and information gathered from a variety of sources (electronic, printed, and people) in support of Annual Giving programs
  • Produce reports which are clear and cogent and which support planning and decision-making for staff and volunteers
  • Manage, oversee and train Annual Giving Associate and Assistant Directors.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with eight plus years of related experience, preferably in annual giving
  • Demonstrate strong skills as a leader, motivator and project manager
  • Understanding of philanthropy (mission, practice, trends) and fundraising practices (the development cycle, prospect and volunteer management policies and practices)
  • Understanding of the University's mission, culture, and fundraising priorities
  • Developing and implementing strategies to support those priorities
  • Assessing the capacity and inclination of potential donors
  • The highest standards of professionalism and performance as evidenced by collaborative teamwork, initiative, critical thinking, good judgment, consistency of output, timeliness of follow-through and strength of written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and command the respect of colleagues, volunteers and donors
  • Demonstrated ability to participate meaningfully and creatively in goal setting, long- and short-term strategic planning, and problem-solving
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to set clear priorities and manage time well; the ability to work independently and make sound judgments about prospects, and all other areas of performance without close day-to-day supervision
  • Evidence of leadership ability as represented by experience as a project facilitator, meeting planner, effectiveness in working with diverse individuals in a team-oriented environment, mentor to colleagues, and must possess the ability to strategically lead teams
  • Exercising discretion at all times, must be able to keep confidential all data related to Princeton and its alumni
  • Demonstrated success in motivating people especially volunteers and to inspire donors to make annual gifts
  • Evidence of managerial aptitude
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the values and mission of Princeton and higher education
  • Ability to travel

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience managing front-line staff desirable
  • Experience in higher education, alumni relations and/or volunteer management is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Princeton University or a similar university

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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Posted: 11/30/2018
Application Due: 1/8/2019
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