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Vacancy ID S2362 Job Title ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - SENIOR CLASS AND YOUNG ALUMNI GIVING Department Ithaca College Annual Fund School/Parent Organization College Relations and Advancement Parent Org Division College Relations and Advancement Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Anticipated start date 01/07/2019 If temporary, expected end date Hours per week 37.5 Weeks Per Year 52.2 Normal Start Time 08:30 Normal End Time 17:00 Position/Job Summary
Plan, direct, and coordinate the annual solicitation activities and strategic initiatives for young alumni and the senior class in concert with other programs in development, Alumni Relations, and College Relations. Identify, recruit, and support a cadre of volunteers to take ownership of senior class and young alumni giving goals and assist the program in achieving results. Provide direct assistance in marketing young alumni and senior class annual giving opportunities and executing established programs devoted to the annual solicitation of unrestricted funds, such as the monthly recurring giving program.
Position/Job Responsibilities
1. Oversee and coordinate all aspects of young alumni and senior class annual giving; set appropriate goals, determine strategies, ensure implementation of strategies, assess effectiveness, and engage in process improvement.

2. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

3. Develop and coordinate young alumni and Senior Class Gift Campaign solicitations, stewardship, and messaging for direct mail, phonathon, e-solicitations, online giving, event, and peer-to-peer fundraising. Evaluate effective case for support, set goals, and evaluate solicitation methods, ensure gifts are appropriately stewarded for high rates of renewed giving and loyal support.

4. Implement activities, outreach, and solicitation opportunities related to young alumni and senior class annual giving.

5. Recruit, select, train, supervise, and solicit senior class and young alumni volunteers; oversee the 20-25 member IC Annual Fund Young Alumni Committee and support their peer-to-peer solicitation efforts; advise the 15-20 member Senior Class Gift Committee to educate their peers about philanthropy, solicit support of the Senior Class Gift Campaign through direct mail, phonathons, e-solicitations, events, and peer-to-peer fundraising, and steward these donors.

6. Provide personal contact with young alumni to include phone call solicitations, visits, and in-person solicitations as appropriate.

7. Develop and maintain knowledge of best practices and leverage data and other information to develop young alumni and senior class solicitation strategies. Prepare, administer, and monitor the annual Senior Class Gift Campaign budget.

9. Maintain related process documentation and provide statistical and other reports; recommend methods to improve the efficiency of senior class and young alumni annual giving; implement approved changes.

10. Oversee the monthly recurring giving program and lead a team of Advancement partners to solicit, record, steward, recognize, and report on monthly donors.

11. Work with the Director of IC Annual Fund in setting appropriate goals; develop solicitation and stewardship strategies to achieve annual fund goals; assess effectiveness of activities in relation to goals.

12. Participate in the full range of College Relations and Advancement activities and events to include interfacing with multiple constituents such as students, alumni, parents, members of the Board of Trustees and leadership of the college.

13. Serve as leader or member of appropriate task forces and committees and manage and coordinate special projects as appropriate.
Position/Job Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four years related experience or an equivalent combination of related education and experience. Direct experience with telephone mail, e-mail and volunteer solicitation programs, preferred. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal communications skills and the ability to represent the college effectively within and outside of the college community are required. Demonstrated ability to relate well with recent graduates and current students. Previous supervisory experience and experience working in a college or university setting is preferred.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume, cover letter and list of three professional references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position Department description College Description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at
Market Hiring Range $51,500 to $65,000 FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

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      Posted: 12/8/2018
      Application Due: 12/21/2018
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