Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Title Assistant Director of Annual Giving Posting Number S00802JP Department Annual Giving Job Summary
The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is an integral member of Bowdoin’s thriving, volunteer-based annual fundraising program in the Division of Development and Alumni Relations. The Assistant Director of Annual Giving manages a slate of Bowdoin Alumni Fund class volunteers and partners with them to establish and meeting or exceed annual class goals; craft and implement class-wide communications to engage, solicit, and steward; recruit, train, and educate volunteers; and provide ongoing support. The Assistant Director of Annual Giving partners with Alumni Relations staff to manage assigned reunion classes, including committee recruitment, goal-setting and strategy, solicitation, stewardship, engagement, and weekend planning. They will have oversight of special projects as assigned. Travel and evening work is required for the purposes of volunteer engagement, recruitment, solicitation, stewardship, and event attendance.
The Assistant Director has the exciting opportunity to oversee the youngest five classes as well as Bowdoin’s student philanthropy program, which has existed for over a decade. This position will build upon the strong foundation of our student philanthropy program to grow education, engagement, and giving from the youngest members of our community.
Key attributes of a successful Assistant/Associate Director include: excellent volunteer management skills; commitment to reach and surpass ambitious goals; impeccable organization and project management; exceptional relationship-building with the College’s diverse student and alumni network; a facility with technology and software platforms; skills in data analytics; and a belief in and ability to articulate Bowdoin’s mission and the importance of annual giving. They enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and making contributions to programs with a distinguished history and national reputation for excellence.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Applicants must possess excellent writing and speaking skills; demonstrated capacity to organize and manage programs; ability to work independently and creatively in a collaborative, team-oriented environment; the ability and willingness to travel up to 20% of the time; and strong organizational and analytical skills. Familiarity with computer systems and Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge/ NXT or other fundraising CRMs is preferred.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
A minimum of two years of professional work experience is required. A background in volunteer management, customer service/sales, working with diverse populations, and/or fundraising/nonprofit work is preferred. The College is open to transferrable skills from other professions. All positions in Development and Alumni Relations are campus-based, but Bowdoin is open to hiring someone not based in Maine during the current health crisis, with the expectation of relocation when in-person work resumes.
Standard Work Days and Hours
This is an exempt position requiring time commitment necessary to satisfactorily complete job requirements. Hours are primarily Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with occasional work after 5:00 pm or weekends. Travel is required.
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + MVR Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 05/21/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information
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