Assistant Director - Annual Giving

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 16, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director - Annual Giving

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Under the supervision of the Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director of Annual Giving supports the planning, implementation, and continuation of comprehensive direct and e-marketing solicitation campaigns designed to expand a culture of engagement and philanthropy to the University. Additionally, the Assistant Director manages multiple donation platforms, oversees proper movement of the donor pipeline, and ensures stewardship processes are complete.

1. Collaborate on the development and implementation of annual giving and long-term giving strategies designed to engage new donors, increase donor retention and participation, solidify stewardship plans and achieve metrics. Develop comprehensive calendar of solicitation activities to manage project deadlines, incorporate appropriate messaging, segmentation, multi-channel delivery methods, ask amounts, timing and stewardship for the fiscal year. Collaborate with Marketing and Strategic Communications to create targeted solicitation content for direct and e-marketing campaigns. Implement innovative marketing strategies utilizing social media platforms to expand reach and target different audiences.

2. Manage multiple donation platforms to ensure processes run smoothly. 1) Double the Donation: confirm matching gift program outreach is running correctly, donation progress tracked, constituent and company stewardship completed, and constituent contact and employment are updated in database. 2) Community Funded: collaborate with campus partners, ensure crowdfunding pages are set-up properly, content and media follow approved guidelines, donations are properly tracked, and stewardship plan is implemented and completed.

3. Cultivate relationships with assigned annual giving prospects and donors through on-on-one visits, digital platforms (email, phone calls, social media), and events. Assist in multiple campus campaigns, such as Amazon Smile, employee giving, student-to-student, President's Scholarship Ball, PACE, and others. Track annual scholarships to ensure donors are contacted on a regular basis to secure new gifts, invited to events, and stewarded properly.

4. Develop and execute the 1941 Loyalty Society, targeting leadership gifts of $1,000 - $10,000. Drive innovative marketing, retention, participation and stewardship efforts to grow and sustain the Loyalty Society.

5. Perform other job related duties as assigned.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communication, Public Relations, English, or a related field, or equivalency and two years of experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, business, public relations, annual, corporate or foundation giving

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of soliciting diverse groups and best practices for annual fund programs.
• Evidence of experience or significant professional development with a business, institutional advancement, nonprofit, or higher education focus.

• Experience creating, writing, editing, and managing direct and digital cultivation and solicitation efforts, including direct mail, email, social media, and internet advertising, with demonstrated ability to successfully solicit and close annual fund gifts with clear metrics of success.
• Innovative, strategic thinker with the ability to successfully manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with a strong work ethic, robust attention to detail, superb organizational skills and analytical abilities.
• Demonstrated ability to establish, cultivate and steward strong relationships with donors, alumni and friends of the institution.

• Intrinsically motivated and able to create innovative ideas to achieve results. Recognizes and seizes opportunities.
• Ability to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively. Takes responsibility and initiative to set and meet goals, objectives and obligations while representing the mission, visions and values of the organization.
• Strong interpersonal skills and customer service. Poised, professional manner with the ability to express oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communications, verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc. Ability to communicate in a direct and professional manner that engages dialogue in a manner that resolves differences.
• Demonstrated competency with a comprehensive and contemporary donor database system such as Blackbaud Raisers Edge.

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:
Work is performed in a normal office environment.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $45,271 to $51,765

Advertisement Number: STA44720
Open Date: 09/15/2020
Review Start Date: 09/22/2020
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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