Annual Giving Officer

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Annual Giving Officer
Join our community and experience Emerson College!

The Annual Giving Officer will work closely with the Associate Director of Annual Giving to meet the goals and objectives of the Annual Giving team through direct marketing, crowdfunding campaigns, stewardship initiatives, volunteer management, and data analysis. In collaboration with the Annual Giving team, the Annual Giving Officer will actively participate in the creation and execution of innovative fundraising and engagement strategies.

Report To: Sasha Castroverde, Associate Director, Annual Giving
Direct Reports: N/A
Student Workers this position supports: N/A
Essential: No

Appeals & Solicitations
With the Associate Director of Annual Giving, develop and execute the Annual Fund solicitation plan including direct mail, email, and other channels: devise strategy, draft copy, prepare and send emails, collaborate with internal and external partners as needed, evaluate progress etc.

Crowdfunding Campaigns
Assist with the development and execution of all Annual Giving crowdfunding campaigns including overall strategy, communications, and volunteer management; maintain GiveCampus crowdfunding platform; manage crowdfunding process for on-campus partners: oversee application process, train users, and troubleshoot issues on GiveCampus

Data & Reporting
Prepare fundraising and donor reports using Raiser's Edge, Excel, and PowerPoint; assist with data analysis; input and maintain Annual Giving data in Raiser's Edge

Reunion Fundraising & Volunteer Management
Collaborate with members of the Alumni Engagement team in creating and implementing a reunion giving program targeting landmark reunion classes including recruiting and managing volunteers, setting goals, and creating materials

Collaborate with members of the Donor Relations team in the execution of ongoing stewardship activities; assist with the creation and implementation of new initiatives

Field Annual Giving inquiries from alumni and donors; work with members of the Advancement Services team to resolve online giving and gift processing issues; process invoices and liaise with Finance staff as needed

Other Departmental Activities
As needed, participate in Institutional Advancement activities and events, such as staffing Alumni Weekend or preparing materials for Alumni Board meetings


  • 2-4 years of directly related experience (development, nonprofit, marketing, public relations, or similar professional work experience)
  • Demonstrated experience with data analysis
  • Demonstrated experience writing for an external audience
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Knowledge of direct response fundraising/marketing
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Ability to build relationships internally and externally
  • Demonstrated experience with donor management software or other CRM software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Understanding of fundraising best practices and emerging trends highly preferred
  • Direct experience in higher education fundraising and annual giving solicitation marketing preferred
  • Direct experience with writing donor communications such as appeals, acknowledgement letters, and other written stewardship preferred
  • Experience with educational crowdfunding campaigns desirable

Work Environment and Demands of the Position:
  • Physical Place and Existing Conditions : Usual office conditions
  • Intellectual and Mental Concentration for extended periods of time: Requires long periods of mental concentration
  • Requires constant coordination of Mental and Visual Attention: Yes
  • Requires ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time: Yes
  • Requires ability to lift and move objects that are: Under 10 lbs
  • Requires ability to move materials: No
  • Requires working in difficult physical positions and body contortions: No
  • Amount of time required to travel to do this job: Less than 25%

Grade of Position: A15E

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

Hiring Range: $51,100.00 - $53,600.00

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About Us
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

Diversity Statement
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: [email protected]

Annual Clery Report
n accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

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Job No:
Posted: 7/29/2019
Application Due: 5/19/2020
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