Assistant Director of Annual Giving
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.
Key attributes of a successful Assistant 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
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.
Full Time Year Round
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?
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled
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Special Instructions to Applicants
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state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment,
admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular
programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color,
ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital
status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or
against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities
on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected
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