Manager, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Posting Date 09/14/2020 Closing Date 09/23/2020 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment background check

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

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Joliet Junior College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

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Advertising Summary

Founded in 1901 as the nation’s first public community college, JJC’s dedication to student learning, community prosperity, and personal growth has influenced generations of students and community partners. Our six campuses and extension centers ensure accessibility and empower 30,000 students annually to improve their lives through the power of education.

Our commitment to our mission drives the change and innovation necessary to meet the evolving needs of our students, employees, and community. Our continued success is drawn from talented, diverse, and committed employees whose knowledge and passion for education create a thriving culture both in and out of the classroom.

JJC supports an inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone can learn, grow, and perform at their best. We invite you to apply your skills and experience in a way that supports excellence and rewards your contributions. Join our family and make JJC your first choice!

The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings
Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)
Long Term Disability

Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:

  • Federal holidays

  • Vacation

  • Personal

  • Sick

Job Details

Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity.

Application Procedures: “Apply to this Job at”

  • Satisfactory results of a background check

  • Post-offer, pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College

  • Post-offer, pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

Position Summary


The Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Manager assists the Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement in managing and implementing a comprehensive annual giving program for Joliet Junior College ( JJC ). Develops and implements an annual giving and stewardship plan to cultivate and retain donors, including fundraising events, programs and services. Manages programs that foster affinity, advocacy, and active support among JJC alumni. Some early morning, evening and weekend work will be required.

1. Develop and enhance the annual giving program, including creative conception and design, copy writing, objectives, strategy development, planning and execution of multiple direct mail, e-campaigns, and annual giving solicitations to alumni, friends, and faculty/staff per year. Draft promotional materials, organize mailings, refine goals and create analytical progress reports.
2. Develop and implement an annual fundraising and stewardship plan to cultivate and retain donors.
3. Take a leadership role on a team to plan, organize, promote and implement special fundraising events, including JJC Foundation 5K Run/Walk, Night of Stars, JJC Athletic Golf Outing, Employee Alumni Holiday Party, anniversary events, etc.
4. Participate in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of leadership gift donors/prospects.
5. Manage the functions of Alumni Relations and the associated budget.
6. Supervise and evaluate a full-time employee in Institutional Advancement, delegating duties related to annual giving, special events, and database management.
7. Recruit, train and motivate alumni leaders as volunteers, serving as a catalyst for the JJC Foundation Board. Cultivate and maintain strong bonds with alumni, parents, friends and donors.
8. Work with faculty/staff to identify new opportunities for alumni involvement in college student programming.
9. Work with database administrator on Raiser’s Edge projects to identify alumni and annual giving prospects and create special reports, troubleshoot problems and implement new projects.
10. Organize and manage the annual Employee Giving Program, including the creation of engagement opportunities for alumni employees throughout the year.
11. Develop and implement a robust social media/web presence for the JJC Foundation and Alumni Relations. Expand communication on alumni relations/annual giving-related web pages and social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others.
12. Assume special project responsibilities and related duties as assigned by Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement.

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