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Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Bates College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Title: Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Position Purpose:

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving manages and oversees 10 to 15 alumni classes by managing effective volunteer committees and soliciting prospects in person, including the Reunion classes. Meets or exceeds annual dollar and participation goals.


Job Duties:
  • Manages the volunteer-driven fundraising campaigns for 10-15 alumni classes. Recruit lead volunteers and develop inspiring but achievable goals for each class with the purpose of increasing giving and participation to the college, primarily to the Bates Fund.
  • Oversee the class fundraising initiatives for the 2-3 Reunion classes. Partner with the volunteers to create a meaningful and celebratory Reunion year.
  • Coordinate and lead 2-3 conference calls per class per year, provides updates and reports on a monthly basis, reviews agent/committee activity and success on a monthly basis, stewards and thanks all fundraising volunteers.
  • Spend 1-3 days per month traveling to visit with volunteers and donors both at events and through individual and joint meetings.
  • Work with colleagues in Leadership Gifts, Planned Giving, and Donor Programs to develop new and successful ways of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors.
  • Develop a good knowledge of Bates College history, the academic and extracurricular programs, and its faculty, students, and administration. Maintain a thorough understanding of the College's current priorities and initiatives.
  • Participate in departmental and professional training programs to increase expertise in the profession when appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Annual Giving.

Minimum Qualifications:


• Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
• Valid driver's license required.


• 3+ years of experience in education organization of comparable complexity and scale preferred. • Understanding of data and how to analyze for application and results.
• Experience in volunteer management or supervision preferred.
• Experience in program development preferred.
• Experience in event management preferred.

Skills and Knowledge

• Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation) skills.
• Keen attention to detail necessary for successful documentation, planning and execution.
• Impeccable organizational skills and ability to coordinate resources and staff within the college community.
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
• Ability to write concise, logical, analytical reports to convey complex issues. Lead group discussions.
• Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
• Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude.
• Ability to remain composed, friendly and demonstrate poise under stress while working in a deadline driven environment.
• Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
• Strong presentation skills and ability to develop dynamic presentations.
• Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel, Power Point, Google docs, email and calendaring.)
• Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
• Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train, or bus) domestically and internationally as needed.
• Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings, and other non-traditional schedules.
• Demonstrated commitment to practices in equity, inclusion, access and anti-racism and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.

Preferred Qualifications:


Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, sick leave, 24 days of vacation, 2 personal days, 12 paid holidays, dependent care subsidy, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at .

About Bates:

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.

The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

Advertised: Oct 27 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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