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Director of Annual Fund

Employer
Dean College
Location
Franklin, MA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Category:: Administration/Staff
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Department:: Institutional Advancement
Locations:: Franklin, MA
Posted:: Nov 22, 2023
Closes:: Mar 8, 2024 - 11:59 PM EST
Type:: Full-Time Fiscal Year
Position ID:: 170228

About Dean College:


Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations. A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning. Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.


Recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News & World Report for eleven consecutive years and named a College of Distinction for five consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 400 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies, EMT and certificate programs throughout the year.


Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 87 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.


Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on hands-on engagement and exceptional teaching. This community-wide commitment of always going the extra mile for students is known as The Dean Difference. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.


Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.


What is The Dean Difference?
The Dean Difference isn't any one thing. It's not a program or a professor. It's not a single class or a club. It's the way our academics support networks and community overlap, interweave and magnify each other. Our difference unites us. It's our secret formula. It's the nucleus around which we orbit. It isn't one thing, it's
everything.



Job Description:


The Director of Annual Fund will work closely with the President to create, manage, and execute Dean College's Annual Fund. The position will report to the College's President.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Annual Fund Strategy: Develop and implement a comprehensive annual fund strategy that aligns with the overall fundraising goals and objectives of Dean College. This includes setting annual giving goals, creating targeted solicitation strategies, and implementing stewardship and recognition programs.
  • Donor Cultivation and Engagement: Identify, cultivate, and steward a portfolio of annual fund donors, including alums, parents, faculty, and friends of the College. Build and maintain strong relationships with donors through personalized communication, meetings, events, and other engagement activities.
  • Direct Mail and Digital Fundraising Campaigns: Oversee the planning, execution, and evaluation of direct mail and digital fundraising campaigns, including personalized appeals, crowdfunding initiatives, giving days, and online giving platforms. Collaborate with marketing and communications staff to develop compelling fundraising materials and content.
  • Volunteer Management: Recruit, train, and manage a team of annual fund volunteers, including alumni ambassadors and parent ambassadors. Provide support and guidance to volunteers in their fundraising efforts and ensure they are equipped with the necessary resources to be effective advocates for Dean College.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Utilize software and tools to track and analyze donor data and gift history.


Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • At least 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in annual fund, with demonstrated success in creating and launching annual fund appeals, engagement strategies, in cultivating and stewarding donors, managing donor databases, and implementing fundraising strategies.
  • Knowledge of Annual Fund Principles: Familiarity with the principles and best practices of annual giving, including direct mail campaigns, online giving, phonathons, giving days, and other fundraising techniques commonly used to raise unrestricted funds from individual donors.
  • Donor Relations: Experience in building and maintaining strong relationships with donors, alums, and other key stakeholders. Ability to effectively engage and communicate with a socially, culturally, and economically diverse range of individuals and communities.
  • Data Analysis: Proficiency in utilizing software and databases to analyze donor patterns, track giving trends, and inform fundraising strategies. Strong analytical skills to interpret data and generate reports to drive decision-making.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively convey the Mission and goals of Dean College, develop compelling fundraising appeals, and engage with potential donors. Proficiency in crafting fundraising materials, including direct mail letters, emails, and social media content.
  • Budgeting and Financial Management: Understanding of budgeting principles and experience in managing a budget for an annual fund program.


Additional Information:


Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.


The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis.


Dean College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.


This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.



Application Instructions:


Please submit your Resume/CV, Cover Letter, all unofficial transcripts; and contact information of three references. (PLEASE NOTE: Applications that are incomplete will not be considered).


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URL: www.dean.edu/

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Working at Dean College

Dean College is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Dean ranked 23rd in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report forBEST REGIONAL COLLEGE - North category, the eighth year in a row of being ranked. Dean also ranked 12th in same report for Best Value Schools. In addition, Dean has been nationally recognized as a College of Distinction based on four distinctions - engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition in which all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for 153 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility, and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.

Dean serves close to 1,200 full-time students and close to 400 part-time students, offering bachelor's and associate degrees as well as a robust selection of certificate and short-term credential programs.

Dean College is situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus in one of 13 residence halls.

 

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility, and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 15 varsity sports and more than 40 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

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