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Associate Director of Advancement

Barton College
Wilson, North Carolina

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Barton College is hiring for a full-time Associate Director of Advancement who will oversee the comprehensive management and implementation of all advancement strategies with the focus of achieving all annual giving goals set for each fiscal year.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Meet and/or exceed annually assigned fundraising goals for the annual unrestricted fund, general scholarship fund, Barton Society and Bell society as well as metrics for donor retention, Alumni giving and other annual giving metrics as assigned.
  • Manage a portfolio of individual mid-major level givers ($1,000-$9,999 annually) and football/athletic corporate partners at Barton College.
  • Oversee the activation of all football/athletic corporate partners at Barton College.
  • Support all management and stewardship of campus wide corporate partners.
  • Implementation of the annual giving calendar: print appeals, digital solicitations, giving programs.
  • Oversight of the Bell Society in coordination with the Director of Donor Relations
  • Oversee advancement hospitality spaces within athletics in conjunction with the office of Donor Relations and the Athletic Department: President’s Box, VIP Season Ticket Holder Tent, and the Bulldog Club Room.
  • Liason to the Athletic Department for the Bulldog Club.
  • Campus wide support for team and program specific fundraising initiatives.
  • Coordination with the Director of Donor Relations to create the optimal donor experience.
  • Provide accurate and timely activity reports and revenue forecasts.
  • Respond in a timely manner to all annual giving inquiries and issues.

Desired Education, Skills, and Experience:

Education/Experience Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field and a minimum of 2 years of experience in fundraising within a higher education institution.

Required Skills/Knowledge


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships.
  • Experience overseeing the development and maintenance of an annual giving program.
  • Experience managing a portfolio of donors and corporate partners
  • A strong work ethic, personal integrity, and ability to be discreet in handling confidential and proprietary information appropriately.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment.
  • Evidence of ability to produce results as well as a commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth are also required.
  • Self-motivated and an eagerness to be part of an emerging team.
  • Computer literacy
  • Optimistic attitude

Preferred Skills/Knowledge


  • Familiarity with Barton College and a small liberal arts environment.
  • Experience in stewardship and cultivation of donors, alumni, and other constituents.
  • Experience in athletic fundraising
  • Experience in corporate partnership activation
  • Familiarity with event management
  • Experience with Adobe Suite
  • Experience with Blackbaud and Raiser’s Edge NXT.

Application Guidance:

Please submit application materials including a letter of interest, current resume, and contact information for at least three professional references (all documents should be MS Word or PDF format) to Human Resources at [email protected]. References will not be checked until the candidate is informed. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Any claims of discrimination for Title IX or otherwise should be directed to our Title IX Coordinator, Victoria A. Morris, at P.O. Box 5000, Wilson, NC 27893, or at 252-399-6330 or [email protected].


Located in Wilson, North Carolina, Barton College is an academic community of approximately 1,130 students and 200 faculty and staff. Nationally recognized for its programs in education, nursing and social work and its championship men's athletics teams, the school maintains a close-knit atmosphere and emphasizes individual attention and engaged learning.

Our 65-acre campus is home to Barton Bulldogs varsity athletics and boasts five residence halls, the W. N. Hackney Library, the Kennedy Recreation & Intramural Center, and other state-of-the-art facilities. Find out more in Quick Facts.

In 1923 the College adopted the words Habebunt Lumen Vitae -- "They shall have the light of life" -- as its official college motto. In 1955, the College was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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