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Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Earlham College
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 17, 2023

Earlham College is a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College located in Richmond, IN, a small city that's just a short drive away from several major metropolitan areas including Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago.

Richmond and Earlham have a symbiotic relationship. Through research, studies, internships and volunteering, Earlhamites offer Richmond expertise and service as Richmond offers our students the chance to gain valuable, real-world experience. Our community assumes no religious affiliation but follows Quaker principles and practices, which include respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and consensus-based community decision-making. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: 20% of our student body are international, coming from 60+ nations in 2022, and 24% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College; many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities and has a four-star rating on the Campus Pride Index. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Equity and inclusion are central to Earlham's institutional priorities and our leadership is committed to widening the path to an Earlham education.

Earlham College is seeking an Assistant Director of Annual Giving to join our team!

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is responsible for the planning and execution of solicitations and programs for special constituencies, including but not limited to young alumni, alumni in reunion years, and recurring gift donors.

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving reports to the Director of Annual Giving and works closely with the Alumni Engagement Team, the Advancement Services Team, and the Assistant Director of Advancement Communications. Additionally, this position will maintain relationships with members of various campus offices, including Student Life.

Essential Functions
  • Work with the Director of Annual Giving to develop and implement strategies related to donor solicitations focused on retention and new donor acquisition, stewardship, and communications, along with other strategies to increase donations to the Earlham Fund.

  • Help in the development of strategies for the Center for Digital Philanthropy (student-employed center for calling, texting, and other tactics) to further the goals of Annual Giving and the Office of Institutional Advancement and manage the program, including supervising and training student employees.

  • Develop and implement solicitation strategies for young alumni, the reunion giving program, recurring gift efforts, and other special constituencies.

  • Help coordinate and execute the College’s annual giving day with particular emphasis on the above special constituencies and Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current trends and best practices in next-generation giving and engagement.

  • Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse, and respectful community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students, and visitors to the College.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Additional duties as assigned

  • Bachelors degree

  • The Assistant Director of Annual Giving should possess strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and planning skills and must be able to work effectively with volunteers.

  • Candidates for this position should have some experience in fundraising, alumni relations, volunteer coordination, admissions, sales, marketing, or some combination thereof.

  • Be a positive example and resource to all Earlham Students

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply
  • Please submit the following application materials through our Earlham Careers Portal

  • Cover letter - Please address your thinking and experience with matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as it relates and specifically pertains to this position.

  • Resume

  • List of Three References with Contact Information

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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