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Working at Lewis & Clark
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grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to
sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy
conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork
initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive
that includes options for
health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse
workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to
apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a
qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status,
such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Associate Director of Donor Engagement, Communications plays an
important role on the Advancement team and is responsible for the
development and execution of direct marketing strategies for a
multi-channel and donor-centric communication strategy. This
strategy targets constituents to increase engagement and,
ultimately giving, to secure more than $2M annually to the Annual
Fund. Multi-channel communications will include mail, email,
website, video, and social media outreach tailored to specific
audiences within the Lewis & Clark community including alumni,
parents, friends, and faculty/staff. These communications will
include engagement-focused outreach in the form of event
invitations, and newsletters designed to increase constituent
engagement with the college. These efforts are part of the larger
departmental goal to create a robust, sustainable pipeline of
annual donors with specific focus on increasing alumni
participation. Reporting to the Director of Donor Engagement, this
position will have robust writing and communication skills, strong
attention to detail, and the ability and organization to manage
simultaneous projects from strategy and creation, through
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Direct the creation and execution of all significant
communications channels from the Office of Engagement (Donor
Engagement and Alumni and Parent Engagement), including but not
limited to print, email, web, and social media.
- Manage communications schedule and workflow for cohesive
branding, messaging, and effectiveness.
- Track and analyze results of all marketing efforts to measure
success and make decisions to improve messaging/content/imagery
etc. to maximize return on investment of future
- Manage solicitation appeals to mass audiences via direct mail
and email campaigns.
- Manage alumni and parent communications, including but not
limited to monthly e-newsletters, event invitations, class notes,
and leadership messages.
- Collaborate with Advancement Services to manage data criteria
to produce and prepare lists to ensure accuracy and integrity of
- Lead Donor Engagement and Alumni and Parent Engagement social
media programs. Develop integrated strategy and content, and manage
execution to increase awareness of giving campaigns. Work with
student interns to deploy social media to support annual giving
- Promote a team atmosphere where creativity, fun, excitement and
a high level of motivation and accomplishment are valued.
- Support and actively contribute to the goal of achieving
greater diversity, inclusion and equity at Lewis & Clark
College and work effectively with all members of the campus
- Serve as key relationship manager with strategic marketing
partners and vendors such as mail houses, printers, graphic
designers, photographers, videographers, web designers.
- Other duties as assigned.
- At least 3 years fundraising or marketing experience.
- At least 3 years of persuasive writing experience or
- Bachelor’s degree or additional 4 years of relevant
- An aptitude for accuracy, data, and analysis is
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication
skills; thorough knowledge of business English, spelling, and
grammar. Strong communication skills including the ability to
communicate persuasively both orally and in writing.
- Familiarity with relevant and contemporary tools/technologies
for email marketing, content management, social media, video, event
management, online giving, etc. as well as Microsoft Office
(especially Excel) and Google Suite.
- Strong project management and organizational skills;
detail-oriented; ability to set and balance multiple priorities,
and manage time effectively in a deadline-driven environment.
- Ability to be an articulate spokesperson on behalf of the
- Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends when
- Significant knowledge of nonprofit organizations or equivalent,
preferably in higher education.
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Slate, or equivalent
- Experience with multi-channel marketing.
- 4+ years fundraising or marketing experience.
- Prior higher education annual fund experience.
- Expert in how email marketing, content management, social
media, video, event management, online giving, texting tools can be
used in digital and other direct marketing programs to increase
engagement, revenue and participation.
- Experience with GiveCampus, ThankView, and print vendors.
- Familiarity with project management tools (such as Basecamp,
- 37.5 hours per week
- Hybrid work schedule available
Directions for Cover Letter
- Salary Range $55,000 - $60,000 annually
- Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Please upload your cover letter
on the My Experience
screen in the resume section.
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admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or
perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national
origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or
any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local
laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been
designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and
disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries
may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX
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to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you
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your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a
change to the application process or work procedures, providing
documents in an alternate format, using a sign language
interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the
finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a
conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the
conviction is related to the position for which the individual is
applying or would present safety or security risks before an
employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not
necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.
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prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals
(no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human
Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure
to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result
in immediate termination of employment.