The Director of Leadership & Annual Giving is responsible
for the strategic management and execution of The Carthage Fund, a
comprehensive, integrated, annual fund program, as well as the
management of the leadership annual giving donor pool. The Director
plans and executes an annual program that results in ever
increasing sustainable financial support for Carthage College,
increased alumni donations, and volunteer involvement. The Director
oversees all broad-based fundraising initiatives including direct
mail, crowdfunding, phonathon, and social media applications. The
Director manages all student related fundraising efforts, such as
the Senior Class Gift Programs, student crowdfunding campaigns, and
the organization and activities of the Student Alumni
The position reports to the Associate Vice President for
DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
- Execute a year-long fundraising plan; determine the audience
for each solicitation; create and write appropriate and effective
fundraising messages; deliver the solicitation in a timely manner
through the appropriate channel (email, mail, phone call).
- Devise a year-long schedule of solicitations across various
funding channels (alumni, parents, and friends), which complement
one another and integrate with alumni engagement messages and
- Plan and execute the annual Carthage Giving Day, a
cross-campus, one-day giving challenge, including the solicitation
strategy, alumni events, campus events, and follow-up.
- Integrate the Student Call Center in the strategic plan;
develop phonathon fundraising plan for the year; hire and train
student callers during key points in the year; work in partnership
with the Phonathon Coordinator, who manages the day-to-day
operations of the Center, to ensure its successful operation.
- Manage the planning, logistics, and execution of crowdfunding
efforts across all departments and divisions of the College.
- Create and manage a leadership level annual giving fundraising
- Analyze complex data sets concerning constituent populations,
giving levels, trends, and gift frequency. Summarize and present
data in a clear and compelling manner verbally and in writing, and
use this information to make data-based decisions about
- Work closely with gift officers to offer programmatic support,
provide information, and include prospects in solicitations and
- Plan giving campaigns for reunion groups throughout the year
around reunions; create and write fundraising messages for each
group; provide updates and analysis of efforts.
- Oversee the Student Alumni Association and the Senior Class
DESCRIPTION OF NONESSENTIAL DUTIES:
- Assist and staff special events and celebrations.
- Offer support, guidance, and spend time with the Senior Gift
Directly supervises 3 to 4 student interns. Carries out
supervisory duties in accordance with College policies and
applicable employment laws. Responsibilities include interviewing,
hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing
work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees;
addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (To perform this
job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
- Requires education generally equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree
in a related field.
- Requires 2-4 years of experience or related experience in
- Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to
effectively communicate with potential donors, college
administrators, and faculty members.
- Requires the ability to use a personal computer, Web browser,
Microsoft Office Suite, as well as experience with donor management
databases such as Raiser's Edge and report writing programs.
- Requires knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of
standard office equipment such as a telephone, computer keyboard,
and a photo copier/printer/scanner.
- Requires the ability to travel occasionally to complete college
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING REQUIRED:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands
described here are representatives of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The phrases
"occasionally," "regularly," and "frequently" correspond to the
following definitions: "occasionally" means up to 1/3 of working
time, "regularly" means between 1/3 and 2/3 of working time, and
"frequently" means 2/3 and more of working time.)
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to sit, and/or talk and/or hear. The employee is
occasionally required to stand, walk, and or use foot/feet to
operate machine controls. The employee must occasionally lift
and/or move between 1 and 5 pounds while moving files, folders, or
banners, or items to give away at various venues for display.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision
and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Work is performed in an office environment in a variety of work
locations throughout the Carthage Campus. The noise level in the
work environment is moderate and typical of a campus office
environment. This varies based on occasional work travel
Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of
reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation,
so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a
four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran
tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and
intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin,
midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the
opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful
campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home
to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time
students. Our rich academic experience equips students with
foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be
lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.
Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)
dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community.
We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including
members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with
disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation,
national origin, protected veteran status or status as an
individual with a disability.