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Director of Annual Giving
Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia
 
 
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Date Posted 02/08/2021
Category
Philanthropy-Gifts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

It’s a great time to join Marymount University! We are looking for faculty and staff who are passionate about providing excellent service to ensure a high quality student experience and collaborative working environment.

JOB SUMMARY
The Director of Annual Giving plays a critical role in building a program to support University priorities to include annual fund, and annual leadership giving initiatives.

The successful candidate will be responsible for building a pipeline of support from alumni, parents/grandparents, students, faculty/staff, and friends managing multi-channel communications and solicitations involving personal solicitation, email, direct mail, social media and digital advertising, phone/phone-a-thon, crowdfunding, texting, giving days, and volunteer efforts. Priority shall be placed on creating a leadership annual fund to encourage donations of $1,000 or more for the Marymount Annual Fund.

The selected Director will be an innovative, strategic, creative, intellectually curious professional who has a demonstrated track record of driving and inspiring a culture of giving with internal and external audiences. The Director is considered an important partner working with multiple colleagues to deliver unrestricted support to Marymount.

Direct Supervisor
Vice President of University Advancement
Status
Full-Time, Exempt
Grade 13
Division
University Advancement
No. Direct Reports 0
Target Weekly Hours 40
Location
Main Campus
Benefits Eligibility
Yes

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for discovery/acquisition, cultivation, solicitation, as well as the stewardship of current annual fund donors.
  • Develops creative themes and designs including brochures, promotional materials, appeals and other related print and online content.
  • Creates a strong tradition of philanthropic giving and work closely with alumni program staff to promote alumni engagement and giving to build a sustainable, long-term base of support for Marymount.
  • Responsible for setting annual fund goals, and creating new fundraising strategies to support the University’s priorities.
  • Leverages data to inform growth strategies, predict and respond to trends, and test new ideas.
  • Identifies industry best-practices, effective segmentation and work with Gifts and Records to improve data integrity, provide regular reports on established benchmarks, and monitor and analyze progress using comparative annual giving status reports, response rates, segmentation, class year, participation rate, etc.

OTHER DUTIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

  • Participation on University committees may be required.
  • Travels to visit donors and occasional weekend time commitments will be required.
  • Provides regular reports on established benchmarks to the Vice President of University Advancement and other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Education
Bachelor’s degree
Experience
Five (5) years of professional fundraising experience and demonstrated success in University annual giving programs or similar experience in a non-profit organization that emphasizes broad-based fundraising across multiple programs, donor acquisition, volunteer management, and stewardship experience.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Candidates must be comfortable presenting in front of individuals and groups.
Licenses or Certifications
Must maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license.
Financial Responsibility
Proficiency in creating and managing a budget is critical. Manages a budget according to University policies and procedures.
Supervision
Supervises student employees.

Special Knowledge

  • Demonstrated track record of relationship building, and collaborative teamwork skills, with the ability to effectively strategize and engage various groups and constituents, including senior administrators, gift officers, academic unit staff and athletics, alumni, donors, and volunteers.
  • Strong computer skills, including desktop software, databases, networked information systems, social media, crowdfunding, and familiarity with technology and other innovations that can streamline the development process and contribute to the integration of alumni and development functions.
  • Possesses a high degree of personal integrity and a commitment to Marymount’s values of Excellence, Integrity, Professionalism, Diversity, Respect, Faith, and Service.
  • Must be highly articulate and able to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Must have excellent and persuasive communications for writing for, presentation to, and interaction with donors and prospects.

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS

  • None

Marymount provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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