Associate Director, Annual Giving

Employer
Rider University
Location
Lawrenceville, NJ

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Job Details

Requisition Number:

22M600033

Position Title:

Associate Director, Annual Giving

Position Description:

Rider University invites applications for an Associate Director of Annual Giving. The Associate Director will work with the Sr. Director of Development to meet the annual goal for the Annual Fund and will work collaboratively with the Development team to achieve Rider University’s overall fundraising goals. As a member of the Development team, the Associate Director will work closely with the Sr. Director of Development to solicit, steward, and cultivate donors and will identify, cultivate, and solicit new individual prospects. The Associate Director will take a leadership role in the young alumni engagement and fundraising program, known as BOLD (Broncs of the Last Decade). The Associate Director will also manage all aspects of the University fundraising Phonathon program, ensuring that all pledge, credit card, and pledge fulfillment goals are met in accordance with divisional expectations, and will manage the outsourced Phonathon vendor relationship for the department. The Associate Director will also oversee student fundraising efforts. The Associate Director will work with the Sr. Director and Assistant Director to develop and implement annual giving strategies to meet various department goals and will draft appeals and direct mail pieces as needed. The Associate Director will also build and coordinate electronic communications, including, but not limited to, Net-Community, crowdfunding platform pages, and social media messaging, and will be responsible for building complex Raiser’s Edge queries.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or significant related Development experience)
  • 3-5 years of development (or related, transferable) experience
  • Must be a team player, and be capable of prioritizing own workload independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have exceptional attention to detail, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills, as well as strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills
  • Must have a willingness to work flexible hours including some evenings and occasional weekends (especially during the Phonathon calling campaign)
  • Demonstrated ability working with a diverse population
  • Must possess a command of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated understanding of confidentiality and ethics
  • Must possess experience writing creative copy and have the ability to develop strategic fundraising copy that is in alignment with the University’s vision and key messages
  • Must have the ability to work independently while functioning as part of the University Advancement team
  • Must possess an understanding of information management as well as familiarity with relational databases, designing queries, and creating reports.

About Rider University:

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 387 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

Location:

Lawrenceville, NJ

Do the essential functions of this job require lifting?:

No

Do the essential functions of this job require long periods of standing?:

No

Do the essential functions of this job require walking up stairs?:

No

Do the essential functions of this job require stretching?:

No

Do the essential functions of this job require bending?:

No

Divisional Unit:

University Advancement

Department:

Development

Position Type:

Full-Time

Employment Group:

Non-Bargaining

Work-Year:

12 months

Work Schedule:

8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, 37.5 hours

Open Date:

03/22/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Rider University is committed to diversity. Please provide a statement of your commitment to diversity.

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.

Organization

Our History and Path Forward

Over a 150-year legacy does not happen by accident.  Rider has always had a remarkable ability to adapt.  Yet it is not our shistory alone that defines u, but our future-the ability rethink our vision in fundamental ways, and come together to grow our students and institution as never before.  In that vision we reimage education as a vibrant, holistic experience, exciting and engaging in ways that go beyond classroom learning to real world.

 

Our Mission

Rider University welcomes students from throughout the region, across the nation, and around the world who seek to be challenged and supported as active members of our inclusive and vibrant living and learning community. Committed to student growth, transformation and leadership, we connect rigorous academic, artistic and professional programs of study with a rich array of learning experiences that engage students inside and outside the classroom. We prepare graduates to thrive professionally and to be lifelong independent learners and responsible citizens who embrace diversity, support the common good, and contribute meaningfully to the changing world in which they live and work.

Vision for Inclusive Excellence

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success. 

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

 

Strategic Initiatives

As an institution striving for inclusive excellence, we intentionally infuse efforts to promote equity and inclusion in all aspects of our campus, including:

How Rider promotes equity and inclusion

  •  Recruiting and retaining diverse students, faculty and staff
  •  Promoting a safe and welcoming physical environment and campus climate that garners a sense of belonging
  •  Facilitating cultural competency and understanding throughout the University community
  •  Developing equitable policies and practices
  •  Engaging proactively with the surrounding community

Rider University ranks on U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges list and the Wall Street Journal's Top U.S. College list.

Leadership

Rider's leadership is committed to fulfilling our University mission statement and Rider Promise, advancing a vision for our future and sustaining academic excellence. Get to know our president, the cabinet and Board of Trustees. 

 

University's Partnerships 

Rider University welcomes partnerships with companies and organizations that demonstrate a commitment to the professional development of their employees by making higher education more accessible and affordable.View Rider University's Plan for a safe, enriching and adaptive academic year. As the knowledge and understanding of the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve and new information becomes available, all relevant policies and plans will be updated as appropriate. Please check back frequently to stay informed.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
609-896-5000
Location
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville
New Jersey
08648
United States

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