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Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Volunteer and Reunion Programs

Vassar College

Vassar College

Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Volunteer and Reunion Programs

Department: Office of Advancement
Duration of Position: Full year / Full time
Work Schedule:
Employee Type: Administrator
Posting Date: 05/10/2024
Union Representation: Not Applicable
Posting Number: AS488P
Pay Rate:
Compensation: The starting annual base salary range for this position is $58,458.40-$66,000 (USD).

When extending an offer, Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, budget, and other market and organizational considerations. The starting salary range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting.

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape.Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other historically underrepresented groups.Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Vassar College offers a comprehensive benefits package for administrators which includes: 22 vacation days for full time employees – prorated if not full time, unlimited paid personal and sick time for use at the supervisor’s approval. 14 paid holidays per year which includes the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. A choice of three health plans (EPO, PPO, High Deductible), Participation in FSA, Dependent Care, and Transit programs. Voluntary, employee paid dental insurance plan. Life Insurance and Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Employer paid short-term and long-term disability programs. 403(b) defined contribution plan after one year of service. For more information, visit: New hires will be automatically enrolled in the SRA at a 4% employee contribution per paycheck. Tuition benefits for undergraduate programs: Eligible after applicable waiting period. For more information, visit:

Position Summary and Responsibilities
Vassar College is mid way through its ambitious and historic $500 million comprehensive campaign that will deepen our investment in financial aid and student life, expand research opportunities for our world-class faculty, and provide critical support for curricular innovation, racial justice and community engagement, environmental sustainability, admissions and career education. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and ambitious team that is charged with growing Vassar's participation and raising $71 million across our five-year campaign.

The Assistant Director will report to the Associate Director of Annual Giving, Volunteer & Reunion Programs. As a strategic member of the Annual Giving team, the Assistant Director will play an important role in co-managing an annual giving volunteer program that includes personalized cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of young alums in both annual giving and reunion giving programs.

Our alumni volunteers are wonderful, passionate supporters of the College and high-priority donor prospects. A key responsibility for this position will be to identify new volunteer prospects who can increase peer-to-peer donor engagement within their classes with specific focus on reunion years.

  • Manage 10-15 classes of young alum volunteers, including 4-5 reunion classes.
  • Recruit and engage young alum volunteers.
  • Demonstrate to volunteers the impact of their giving. Provide information on college developments and programs relative to their interests.
  • Solicit volunteers to renew, give monthly and/or upgrade. Promote philanthropic opportunities, such as college giving priorities, crowdfunding projects like Generation Vassar, etc.
  • Develop and maintain a broad knowledge of the college, such as admissions, athletics, the arts, etc.
  • Maintain access to a volunteer management system/platform.
  • Collaborate effectively with other members of the Annual Giving team, Advancement Communications, et al. as part of a comprehensive multi-channel marketing program, including direct mail, email, social media and tele fund channels.

  • Two years of professional experience in direct sales, fundraising or marketing. Education and experience equivalencies will be considered.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with people of diverse interests and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated experience cultivating and advancing relationships strategically and proactively.
  • Personal capacity to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Higher education fundraising experience.
  • A proficiency with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) databases and data-reporting tools.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.

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