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Advancement Manager

The American College of Financial Services
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Competitive Salary + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted Date
Jan 5, 2023

Job Details

The Advancement Manager is responsible for managing the Advancement Annual Giving Program, providing support to the Executive Director of Development in the strategy and execution of College appeals that lead to donor retention, donor upgrades, and acquisition.  In addition, this position supports the Planned Giving Program which seeks to generate more revocable and irrevocable legacy gifts.

The Manager will oversee the President’s Circle, Loyalty Society, and Legacy Society. The Manager will support projects and opportunities involving individual donors, campaign-related initiatives, such as the Centennial Pledge initiative, Centennial Scholarship Campaign, and events such as the annual President’s Dinner. The Manager will perform analyses of fundraising activities to measure effectiveness and inform strategic planning.  They will perform other projects as it relates to prospect and donor engagement.

The Manager will provide secondary support to the Director of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Engagement as it relates to strengthening The College’s relationship with leadership volunteers. This support includes, but is not limited to, supporting the annual Volunteer breakfast, Huebner Education Days, and Commencement.

Essential Functions

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director of Development, develop and execute a 12-month Annual Giving solicitation plan.

  • Collaborate with the Advancement Communications and Stewardship Manager to produce all annual giving messaging, inclusive of appeals and quarterly President’s Circle and Loyalty Society Welcome letters. 

  • Manage our President’s Circle and Loyalty Society annual giving societies. Track new members, execute quarterly communications to new and existing members, and annual recognition gifts.

  • Work with The College’s Marketing and Communications team and external vendor to request, proof and approve print and digital appeals and projects.

  • Request constituent lists from the Advancement Services team for all development-related communications, keeping an eye for data accuracy.

  • Manage the digital fundraising platform.  Design online giving forms and campaign pages as needed for solicitations and event fundraising.

  • Manage the Planned Giving website.  Design and execute the quarterly eNewsletter for our Legacy Society members.  Provide updates to the website to keep content fresh and up to date.

  • Along with the Advancement team, contribute to the quarterly Advancement newsletter, year-end impact reports and the annual President’s Report.

  • Support the Director of Volunteer and Alumni Engagement in the planning and execution of the Volunteer Breakfast, Huebner Education Days, and Commencement.

  • Support a culture of philanthropy to increase the donor participation rate and grow membership in the President’s Circle and Loyalty Society.


  • Bachelor's degree required

  • 3+ years of progressively responsible experience in an advancement/development office

  • Attention to detail

  • A collaborative self-starter who is an active listener and confident decision maker

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in a fast-paced, growth-oriented organization, requiring flexibility and adaptability to changing organizational priorities

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, along with a demonstrated aptitude to think critically, oversee projects, and balance concurrent priorities

  • Ability to work in digital content and design platforms. GiveCampus and Crescendo experience preferred

  • Experience working with vendors and consultants

  • Ability to track interactions in a constituent relationship database (e.g. Raiser’s Edge)

  • Demonstrated skills with Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with general office equipment

The College provides an award-winning culture, and offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:

  • Lucrative Time Off (25-40 Days PTO, Paid Family Medical Leave, 11 Paid Holidays)
  • Retirement Savings Plan with Supplemental Contribution and Match
  • Tuition Remission and Reimbursement
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Wellness Benefits
  • Company paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible work schedules


Salary Grade Minimum: $55,700
The salary of the candidate selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, and internal equity.

The American College of Financial Services is committed to applying financial education through teaching, research, and innovation in program delivery and design. As a nonprofit, accredited education institution, our courses are researched and written by a faculty of the nation's top thought leaders in personal finance. To learn more, visit The American College.

In policy and practice, we encourage diversity and provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job. We are committed to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment.

The American College implemented a COVID-19 vaccine mandate which requires all Faculty and Professional Staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.

The American College of Financial Services is an E-Verify Employer. 


The American College of Financial Services is positioned at the intersection of America’s relationship with finance, and the financial services profession’s ability to best serve communities across America. For nearly a century, The College’s best-in-class applied financial knowledge and education programs have accelerated careers, forged partnerships, and supported financial services professionals for the benefit of society.

Now? The College’s bold vision for the future democratizes financial education across the profession and society at large, led by President George Nichols III, a recent Forbes “Culture 50 Champion” and named “One of Ten to Watch” by

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