The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university
with academic offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral
levels. Our mission is to educate the whole person and link
learning and scholarship with leadership and service. University
Advancement promotes a culture of philanthropy, volunteer
engagement and lifelong relationships in support of the
University’s mission. As we enter into a comprehensive fundraising
campaign, we are growing our exceptional team of passionate,
mission-driven Advancement professionals, looking for an Assistant
Director, Annual Giving, Student Philanthropy and Young Alumni
Giving. This position builds relationships, generates interest, and
connects donors with their passions to attract funding for
scholarship, experiential learning and faculty lead innovative
The Assistant Director is responsible for the planning,
implementation, and management of a comprehensive student
philanthropy program that educates current students on the
importance of philanthropy and the impact donor support has on
their education, while fostering lifelong relationships between
current students and the University of Dayton. This position is
also responsible for developing a cultivation and solicitation plan
that engages and encourages young alumni to financially support
their alma mater.
Key responsibilities for the Assistant Director include but are not
limited to the following:
- Coordinate with the Office of Annual Giving to establish an
annual strategy that incorporates educational programming and
innovative approaches to successfully solicit students, placing
extra emphasis on building loyalty amongst graduating seniors
through multi-year pledges and the front porch society.
- Work with the day10 young alumni executive committee, which
represents graduates of the last decade, to establish philanthropic
programming that encourages young alumni to financially support
- Work with the Office of Student Development to incorporate
philanthropy education into currently existing student programs,
convocation, orientation, and first year experience classes. -
Collaboratively work with the Assistant Director of Volunteer
Management and Students for University Advancement to ensure that
student philanthropy is represented and the desired engagement and
giving opportunities post graduation are effectively
- Evaluate fundraising efforts and establish benchmark reports to
monitor goals, participation, and retention.
- Assist in all aspects of the Flyer Funder crowdfunding program,
including content development, project recruitment, training and
- Work with the Annual Giving team to plan and implement an annual
day of giving that will highly engage current students and young
alumni while encouraging them to participate in philanthropic
This position will also work closely with UD's phonathon program to
facilitate management of our student phonathon callers.
This position reports to the Director, Annual Giving & New
Donor Initiatives, but will work collaboratively with Alumni
Relations, Student Development and other University partners.
4 years of experience in university based Annual Giving or
Successful demonstration in reaching defined goals.
Experience working with multiple social media platforms.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
This position requires a valid driver's license, low risk driving
record and eligibility to be insured by the University.
This position will require some evening and weekend hours.
While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications,
the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:
Greater than 5 years of experience in university based Annual
Giving fundraising. Demonstrated successful experience in:
developing student philanthropy programming, managing young alumni
and student giving initiatives in higher education; implementing
new fundraising programs; exceeding defined fundraising goals;
problem solving; applying organizational skills to a fundraising
program; providing excellent customer service; effectively managing
multiple, concurrent tasks maximizing results by defining and
following a plan; developing and maintaining internal and external
Proficiency in MS Office.
Understanding of youth in philanthropy trends and motives.
Exercise good judgment in discussing alumni, issues and
Strong communication experience with various constituent types,
University of Dayton graduate.
Proficiency in using Advancement related databases (i.e., Raiser’s
Edge, Salesforce, etc.). Ability to travel for this position.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum
qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you
A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends
the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal
contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will
pause any enforcement action against employees who have not
complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8,
2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment
The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic
on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal
and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult
with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the
case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are
subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our
community, and government requirements.
Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is
committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve
equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus
community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer,
we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected
veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender