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Associate Director of Annual Giving

University of Redlands
Redlands, CA

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POSITION CODE: 5130DEPARTMENT: DevelopmentLOCATION: Redlands, CA – On-siteSUPERVISOR: Director of Annual GivingAPPOINTMENT: Administrative, Full-time, Twelve (12) monthsSTARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience and educationAVAILABLE: ImmediatelyINTRODUCTORY PERIOD: One (1) yearPOSTING DATE: November 3, 2021APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled


DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Director of Annual Giving, the Associate Director is responsible for coordinating and championing reunion giving, coordinating and managing key strategic affinity solicitations, and raising leadership-level annual gifts from our constituents. The role will be vital to the Development Department as a whole as we expand efforts to better engage alumni, parents, faculty/staff, and friends in more meaningful, creative, and lasting ways. The Associate Director will also have some responsibility for qualifying individuals and soliciting philanthropic support, primarily through external solicitation.

The duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists the Director in preparing, reviewing, and monitoring each year's Redlands Fund Plan, with a focus on raising the established target for the Redlands Fund by June 30 of each year.
  • Develops and implements a solicitation plan for strategic affinity groups highlighting areas of University excellence.
  • Supports the reunion giving effort by managing assigned reunion committees. Coordinates with major gift or planned giving development officers as needed.
  • Works in close partnership with the Director of Annual Giving in the recruitment and logistics of the President's Circle Leadership Committee, staffing fundraising volunteers for ongoing success.
  • Manages giving volunteers including alumni, student, and parent groups.
  • Makes personal visits and phone calls to prospects for annual solicitation and qualifying purposes. Visit focus will be on leadership Redlands Fund prospects and affinity leadership beyond campus.
  • As part of the Advancement team, the Associate Director participates fully in various university activities, such as Homecoming, Commencement, Endowment Luncheon, Alumni Reunion Weekend, and, on occasion, Alumni Board Meetings.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned or directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's Degree required, supplemented with one (1) to three (3) years of relevant experience. One (1) year of relevant experience is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate superb communication skills, both verbally and in writing; must have a good understanding of the fundraising process and best practices; outside sales and/or prospect solicitation experience is a plus; must be imaginative, innovative, display a sense of humor, and demonstrate the ability and strong desire to cultivate, solicit, and manage prospects and volunteers. Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. The selected candidate will possess a valid driver’s license and demonstrate a good driving record with a current DMV printout after offer of employment. A willingness to work evenings and weekends; travel is required.

TO APPLY: A resume/CV and cover letter are required. In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed please call (909) 748-8040.

INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19: New employees are required to submit proof of having received the full course dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or submitting an exemption request for medical or religious reasons within sixty (60) days from your date of hire.




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The University of Redlands is a private, independent liberal arts university centrally located in the heart of southern California. Situated in the area east of Los Angeles known as the Inland Empire, the beautiful Redlands campus is within easy traveling distance of snow skiing, hiking and climbing to the north, some of the world’s best beaches to the south, Palm Springs and Joshua Tree to the east, and the urban culture of Los Angeles to the west.

Ranked 12th among regional universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Redlands offers 50 undergraduate programs as well as graduate programs in business, communicative disorders, education, geographic information systems and music.  

The University of Redlands serves approximately 5,000 students in its primarily undergraduate residential College of Arts and Sciences, as well as its School of Education and School of Business, which offer graduate programs at eight locations across southern California in addition to the main campus. The School of Continuing Studies offers non-degree program credentials and course opportunities.

Redlands blends liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors and self-designed contracts for graduation. For a select group of highly motivated, self-driven students, the progressive Johnston Center for Integrative Studies allows such inclined undergraduates to negotiate their own course of study with a faculty/peer committee, receiving narrative evaluations rather than letter grades.

The Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems program is an intensive, one-year residential program that draws international acclaim, in part due to the close collaboration with Redlands-based Esri, the world’s leading GIS company.

Recognized for having one of the highest study abroad participation rates among our peers, Redlands students travel the world, choosing from more than 100 programs. Redlands’ Community Service Learning program receives national acclaim each year as our students complete over 120,000 hours of public service annually around the world.

Learn more about the University of Redlands.

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