Assistant/Associate Director of the Annual Fund - Class Agent and Leadership Programs
Basic Functions: Identify and encourage philanthropy focusing on young alumni from the 14 most recently graduated classes. Coordinate the 5th and 10th Reunion Gift efforts; the G.O.L.D. (Graduates of the Last Decade) Leadership Gift Society; general young alumni participation in the Annual Fund; management of post 20th Class Agents; as well as, cultivation and gift solicitation of Annual Fund Leadership donors at the President's Associates Gift Society level.
Essential Job Functions: Young Alumni and Post 20th: * Implement and manage an active alumni volunteer Class Agent Program with approximately 8-10 agents per class, including post 20th reunion classes. * Create, in conjunction with the Associate Director for Reunion and Leadership Programs, a strategy to increase revenue from the 25th reunion program over the next three years. * Recruit, retain and support volunteer solicitors for the 14 most recently graduated classes that are part of the Denison Annual Fund Class Agent Program. * Work with class agents to set and achieve appropriate dollar and participation goals each year. * Develop active and effective fundraising plans for the Denison young alumni population, including the identification of new prospective donors, personal visits with donors and prospective donors and volunteers. * Develop Annual Fund programs which foster long-term relationships with the College and increase participation for the 14 most recently graduated classes. * Develop and oversee the G.O.L.D. Society Leadership Program, solicits GOLD level gifts, and coordinate programs to expand gift society membership. * Coordinate stewardship opportunities for the Big Red Society - young alumni recognition society. 5th and 10th Reunion Gift Funds: * Develop and oversee the 5th and 10th Reunion Gift Committees, including individual class goal setting, facilitates peer-to-peer solicitations. * Work collaboratively with colleagues in the Institutional Advancement division to identify potential chairs/co-chairs and committee members. * Support the 5th and 10th Reunion Gift Fund volunteers through regular contact including personal visits. * Solicit 5th and 10th Reunion leadership level Annual Fund gifts. * Collaborate with the Assistant Director for Leadership and Reunion Gifts Program to offer assistance and motivation to volunteers. * Coordinate, along with the Assistant Director for Leadership and Reunion Gifts Programs, the fall Volunteer Summit training event. Leadership Gifts: * Conduct travel for the purpose of soliciting leadership gifts ranging from $1,000 - $2,499 and G.O.L.D. level for alumni 1-9 years out; completing at least 35 leadership visits per year. * Work with the Associate Director for Reunion and Leadership Gifts to assist with the continued cultivation of consecutive $500- $999 donors for the purpose of creating a moves management strategy for leadership giving. * Collaborate with colleagues in the Annual Fund to conduct analysis of leadership prospects and assist in implementing strategies to grow leadership giving. Other duties & expectations include: * Attend and staff events including the Fall Big Red Alumni/Parent Weekend, Commencement, Reunion Weekend and Volunteer Summit. * Collaborate with other College offices to meet Denison's fund-raising objectives. * Participate in professional activities (e.g., presenting at STAFF or CASE workshops and conferences) to raise Denison's visibility in the profession and to stay current with trends in the field. * Participate as an active member of the university community by attending regular campus meetings (e.g. General Faculty meetings, First Friday gatherings) and events (athletic events and student performances, First-Year Induction Ceremony, Academic Awards Convocation, Baccalaureate and Commencement). Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Candidate must demonstrate significant experience of at least two years in development or a related field. Strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills (oral and written); the ability to lead a team of volunteers; and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to handle confidential material with utmost discretion. Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends and juggle several projects simultaneously. Travel is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Professional or volunteer experience in higher education advancement.
Salary: Competitve based on experience and education