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Assistant Director, Annual Giving, Student Philanthropy and Young Alumni Giving

University of Dayton
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 18, 2022
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Position Summary:

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 programming.

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 UD.
- 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 communicated.
- 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 stewardship.
- 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 initiatives.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree.
4 years of experience in university based Annual Giving or non-profit fundraising.
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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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 partnerships.
Proficiency in MS Office.
Understanding of youth in philanthropy trends and motives.
Exercise good judgment in discussing alumni, issues and results.
Strong communication experience with various constituent types, especially youth.
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 meet.

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 status.

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.

Closing Statement:

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 identity.

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