Working under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Director,
Annual and Major Gifts, the Development and Annual Giving Officer
is responsible for the creation, implementation, and accomplishment
of a comprehensive annual giving plan for Notre Dame of Maryland
University, which includes the development of an organized matrix
of communication and solicitation strategies involving direct mail,
a calling program, email and social media vehicles, reunion giving,
and on-line donations. This position is responsible for the annual
development and coordination of The Notre Dame Fund and Meletia
Society campaigns, which support the greater institutional
advancement and annual campaign goals of Notre Dame of Maryland
University. The Development and Annual Giving Officer will also
work closely with the Director of Advancement Services, Director of
Stewardship and Donor Relations, and major gift officers to support
overall campaign activities.
Essential functions will include:
- Work with the Senior Director, Annual and Major Gifts to
develop, implement, achieve, and evaluate an annual giving campaign
plan for NDMU that includes solicitation strategies for the Board
of Trustees, alumnae/alumni, parents, friends, faculty and
- Work with Senior Director to determine annual fund solicitation
goals and solicitation of Meletia Society prospects and renewal
- Work with NDMUs Communications and Marketing departments to
design, schedule and implement annual direct mail, social media and
e-solicitation campaigns to include targeted Giving Days.
- Work with the Senior Director of Grants and Advancement
Operations and Director of Advancement Services to perform data
analysis related to all aspects of annual giving to evaluate
current programs and recommend changes as needed.
- Manage annual projects to include writing acknowledgement
letters and designing donor stewardship Christmas Ornament.
- Work collaboratively with members of the Institutional
Advancement team to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for
the annual fund. This includes collaboration with the Vice
President, Senior Director of Grants and Advancement Operations,
Research and Prospect Manager, and major gift officers on the
outreach, personal cultivation, and solicitation of Meletia Society
- Assist with database management and documentation of donor
records as needed.
- Work as part of an integrated and collaborative fundraising
team to move the overall fundraising goals of the University
All applicants must submit:
- Knowledge : Bachelor's degree required.
- Experience : Related experience in fundraising or
development preferred. Practical knowledge of annual giving
operations and best practices, as well as an understanding of donor
engagement and stewardship is expected.
- Skills/Aptitude: Excellent organizational, analytical,
communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to work
independently and as a team member; Eagerness and enthusiasm for
setting and achieving goals; Strong writing/proofreading skills;
Keen attention to details; Metrics driven; Curiosity for learning,
sense of creativity, and the willingness to take on new projects
and acquire new skills; Ability to manage and prioritize complex
tasks under strict deadlines; Ability to motivate others and the
desire to work with a highly collaborative team; Proficient in the
use of MS Office products, with a working knowledge of Blackbauds
Raisers Edge, or an equivalent development database management
- Working Conditions: In-person office environment.
Evening and weekend hours occasionally required
- Cover letter
- Salary requirements
- Contact information for 3 professional references
Questions can be directed to the hiring manager, Margie Carney at
Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offering
equal access to its educational programs and activities or with
respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age,
ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity,
genetic information, marital status, national origin, race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran's status.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries
regarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief of
Staff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles
Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.
For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources
at 410-532-5898 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Notre Dame of Maryland
University is an EEO/AA employer.