Assistant/Associate Director of Major Gifts

Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA

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Assistant/Associate Director of Major Gifts

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Key Responsibilities :

The Assistant/Associate Director of Major Gifts is primarily responsible for cultivating relationships which will help expand the donor base, while soliciting and providing stewardship for current funds, capital projects and endowment to achieve Juniata’s strategic objectives.

  • Cultivates new relationships and helps strengthen and maintain existing relationships. Listens to needs and priorities of and routinely follows up and communicates with prospective donors and donors.
  • Recommends and implements coordinated stewardship strategies for Advancement team.
  • Solicits individuals in order to help secure the financial support needed for the College.
  • Plans and organizes fundraising programs and activities including volunteer committees and special events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Juniata College is committed to cultivating an equity-minded and equity-engaged campus culture, one that is inclusive and supportive of its students, faculty, and staff. We believe that all members of the College community share the responsibility to engage, sustain, and leverage an interconnected learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and a sense of belonging is explicit. Juniata’s strategic mission promotes diversity in every expression, and amplifies the College’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and access. We aim to evolve into a more global, equitable and ethical community, where all Juniatians live a life of inclusive belonging needed for becoming leaders who value and embrace human interconnectedness and dignity. Juniata invites and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.AA/EOE

Position Qualifications:

  1. Excellent written and oral communication skills and a keen ability to foster, build and maintain relationships on all levels.
  2. A proactive manner and the ability and inclination to formulate and to articulate opinions creating consensus and momentum.
  3. Ability to work both independently within a broad strategic framework and institutional priorities and cooperatively and collaboratively with numerous and diverse individuals and groups.
  4. Must be willing to travel extensively and work non-traditional hours.
  5. Computer literacy with the knowledge and understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite and desire to become familiar with specialized software.
BS/BA is required

Supervision Required/Given:

Works independently with discretion and judgment as to how best to achieve College goals. Must work collaboratively and cooperatively with numerous and diverse individuals and groups. Reports directly to the supervisor of the Major Gifts department and works closely with other members of the College Advancement division. Provides supervision to student assistants as required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

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Working at Juniata College 

Juniata College's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

Founded in 1876, Juniata is a national liberal arts college located in the scenic Allegheny Mountain region of central Pennsylvania and is the intellectual home for 1,600 students and nearly 14,000 alumni. The College ranks highly in the percentage of graduates that eventually earn doctoral degrees. Juniata integrates international, intercultural and global dimensions into its curriculum and experiential learning opportunities and was awarded the 2012 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Juniata is known for the personal attention it gives to students and flexible areas of study (its Program of Emphasis resembles a major but is more flexible, encouraging students to design a program of study and justify their choices. About a third of Juniata students self-design their entire POE.) Each student is assigned two faculty advisers, and the average student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Juniata is a very strong community where student involvement is paramount. There are no fraternities or sororities. The student clubs and organizations (over 90 currently) have a positive impact on the Juniata community and on the larger community of Huntingdon and the surrounding area.

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EEO

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