POSITION CODE: 5130
APPOINTMENT: Administrative, full-time, Twelve (12) months
INTRODUCTORY PERIOD: Twelve (12) months
STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience
POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately
POSTING DATE: May 31, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 14, 2022, 2:00 P.M., P.S.T.
Definition of Classification:
The Associate Director of Annual Giving is responsible for coordinating and championing reunion giving, coordinating, and managing key strategic affinity solicitations, and raising leadership-level annual gifts from constituents.
Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the role is vital to the Development Department efforts to better engage alumni, parents, faculty/staff, and friends in more meaningful, creative, and lasting ways. The position will also have some responsibility for qualifying individuals and soliciting philanthropic support, primarily through external solicitation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- 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 giving committee members.
- 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.
- Manages crowdfunding initiatives to increase support across campus.
- 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, 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.
Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
- Three years of fundraising, project/campaign management, or related experience. Outside sales and/or prospect solicitation experience is preferred.
- A valid California Class C CA drivers’ license with a good driving record is required. A current DMV printout demonstrating a good driving record will be required prior to offer of employment.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and best practices of fundraising.
- Effective organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, and manage multiple priorities.
- Experience with staff and/or volunteer management and the ability to supervise, develop and mentor direct reports.
- Ability and strong desire to cultivate, solicit, and manage prospects and volunteers.
- Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to give presentations and interact with diverse populations through a variety of media and means.
- Ability to be imaginatively, innovative; think creatively, critically, and strategically in planning, executing, and evaluating programs and events.
- Ability to work effectively with all university constituencies.
- Ability to take initiative
- Ability to give clear directives and use independent judgment to make optimal decisions.
- Strong interpersonal and networking skills to collaborate effectively with multiple diverse constituencies, including campus partners and volunteers.
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
- Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Standard office and field setting. Duties performed are primarily in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation or in meetings. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort. The position requires working evenings and weekends. Wedding tours and events normally occur on weekends. Travel is required.
Incumbents regularly sit for long periods; walk on a regular basis; travel to various locations to attend meetings and conduct work; use hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reach with hands and arms; stoop or kneel or crouch to file; speak clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; see to read fine print and operate computer; hear and understand voices over telephone and in person; and lift, carry and/or move objects weighing up to 10-20 pounds.
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 including a booster or submit an exemption request for medical or religious reasons within sixty (60) days from your date of hire. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIThttp://www.redlands.edu/human-resources/employment/SUBMISSION OF A RESUME OR APPLICATION INDICATES AGREEMENT THAT THE UNIVERSITY MAY VERIFY ANY AND ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.MEMBERS OF UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER