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Director of Leadership Giving

Employer
Trinity College
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 23, 2023


Position Information

Title
Director of Leadership Giving

Department
Leadership Giving

Regular or Temporary
Regular

Hours Per Week
40

FLSA Determination
Exempt

Weeks Per Year

52

Open Date
10/23/2023

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Connecticut. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

The Director of Leadership Giving is a member of the Advancement Senior Staff, and is a key partner in the success of the ALL IN: Our Campaign for Trinity College comprehensive campaign. The director is responsible for ensuring that campaign goals from prospects rated at the Leadership Giving level are met. The Director manages and supports the leadership giving team to maximize giving from their prospects, and also manages a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects. The Director is the staff lead for the college’s alumnae giving initiative (the Marjorie Butcher Circle).

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Designs and implements a structure to support and enable Leadership Gift Officers (LGOs) to achieve optimal performance, which is measured by meeting and exceeding fundraising goals.
  • Actively manages a portfolio of approximately 100 rated prospects. Ensures initiatives most important to the prospect are identified, and support for those areas is maximized by considering current and planned gift opportunities. Employs campus partners and volunteer leadership in the process of inspiring support.
  • Provides professional development and guidance to the Leadership Giving Team. Creates a culture of transparency and collaboration within the team. Evaluates and manages performance. Hires and oversees on-boarding of new colleagues and separations as needed. Connects with colleagues at peer and aspirant schools to benchmark and share best/new practices.
  • Cultivates leadership giving from alumnae by nurturing the Marjorie Butcher Circle to inspire and attract leadership gifts from alumnae, and continues to expand the Circle and deepen the experience for women who gift $50K or more in a year.
  • Ensures that the LGO team actively supports annual giving and athletic giving initiatives, incorporates planned giving goals, and partners with colleagues to support key college events (i.e. commencement, reunions, homecoming, etc). Assists with regional events by identifying event hosts and speakers from LGO prospect pools.
  • Ensures that the LGO team actively supports annual giving and athletic giving initiatives, incorporates planned giving goals, and partners with colleagues to support key college events (i.e. commencement, reunions, homecoming, etc). Assists with regional events by identifying event hosts and speakers from LGO prospect pools.
  • Oversees and reviews LGO budgets
  • Maintains data to clearly and accurately reflect LGO and MBC activity and outcomes.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and based on departmental need.
Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Must demonstrate empathy and behavior that supports a diverse community
• Prior success as a major gift officer (5+ years)
• Understanding of the business of private higher education and commitment to the mission
• Donor-centric mindset
• Collaborator
• Evidence of good judgement and ability to problem solve
• Ability and desire to travel
• Self-disciplined and motivated, driven to meet metrics
• Highly organized, flexible. Proficient with CRM and data management.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis please send a letter of interest, resume and the contact information for 4 references (who will only be contacted if mutual interest is determined) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800. Email: jobs@deerfieldassociates.com

Quick Link
https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/3151

Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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