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Annual Giving Director

Champlain College
Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2023

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Annual Giving Director

Job Description:

The Annual Giving Director, in collaboration with the Director of Development and other Advancement colleagues, is responsible for planning, execution, and management of a comprehensive program designed to increase unrestricted current use support for Champlain College and its institutional priorities and improve donor retention and loyalty. This individual will execute an integrated and collaborative plan to expand the College's donor base and increase the level of support through consistent and sustainable philanthropy with an eye toward strengthening our donor pipeline and elevating donors to the leadership/major gift level. Furthermore, this position will develop and implement a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies including direct response, email, phone, text, crowdfunding, social media, special giving campaigns (i.e.Giving Tuesday and Giving Day) personal visitation, and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable and growing tradition of annual, current-use support (i.e. The Champlain Fund). This position also manages a portfolio of Champlain Fund donors and represents Champlain College at events on and off campus.

Key Responsibilities
  • Direct and implement a comprehensive, year-long annual giving solicitation strategy, including direct mail, email, phone, text, crowdfunding, social media, personal visitation, and volunteer engagement
  • Build a sustainable tradition of current use support with year-over-year increased current use/unrestricted dollars and improved donor retention
  • Work with the Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations to manage Senior Class Gift, campus crowdfunding efforts, and volunteer groups who assist with annual giving efforts


  • Knowledge of Blackbaud Products (Raiser's Edge, RENXT, NetCommunity, Peer to Peer Fundraising) helpful but not required.
  • Fundraising Experience required with experience in Higher Education preferred but not required.
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Additional Information:

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

Application Instructions:

Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications. The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

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