Annual Giving Officer
At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.
Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.
We are currently seeking to fill our Annual Giving Officer position at the Philadelphia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.
Job Title: Annual Giving Officer
Employment Type: Exempt, Full-time
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Annual Giving
Department: Institutional Advancement
Purpose of the Job:
The Annual Giving Officer (AGO) reports to the Director of Annual Giving and is responsible for facilitating the funding priorities of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting alumni, employees, friends, and prospective donors. The AGO handles activities to support the pipeline of annual gifts under $10,000. The AGO works independently and also as a member of the Institutional Advancement (IA) team, coordinating their activities with other units in Institutional Advancement and across PCOM. This position is based on the Philadelphia, PA campus.
- Handle the logistics of multiple solicitation channels, including direct mail, email, texting, giving days, crowdfunding IMPACT PCOM campaigns, and phone campaigns.
- Implement annual giving direct mail and electronic solicitation campaigns, which include determining effective segmentation, creating and writing content, securing necessary approvals, and working with campus partners and vendors on processing and distribution.
- Manage aspects of PCOM Together, the College’s employee giving campaign, including identifying, cultivating, and soliciting PCOM employees for gifts in support of the College’s funding priorities.
- Assist the Director of Annual Giving with managing the Director's portfolio of alumni prospects, ensuring strategies towards solicitation through regular interactions using personal or virtual visits, mail/email, telephone, and other activities.
- Support targeted campaigns such as brick pavers, donor display board, reunion giving, young alumni giving, and class giving.
- Attend and assist with Institutional Advancement events and activities as needed.
- Other duties as assigned and/or requested.
- Strategic approach to various activities for annual giving, including but not limited to direct mail planning, preparation, and execution; faculty/staff program planning and execution; writing and designing content for solicitation pieces, flyers, e-blasts, and email; IMPACT PCOM campaign management; support of department events; and securing visits with prospects for the Director.
· Efficiency of travel and entertainment: adherence to University and Institutional Advancement policies; maximize time focused on prospect visits. Expense reporting and reconciliation: trip-related expense reports submitted in compliance with stated guidelines. Work closely with the Director of Annual Giving to successfully track and manage all annual giving-related budget expenses.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Preference of 3 years of experience in annual giving, preferably within higher education
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
- Ability to work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contacts with potential donors.
- Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising and an ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.
- Outstanding verbal, written, communication, listening, and organizational skills.
- Ability to effectively utilize technology, including, but not limited to, Salesforce, Google Workspace, Canva, Microsoft programs, and iModules.
- Knowledge of IRS and FASB laws, rules, and regulations is preferred, along with thorough knowledge of fundraising and solicitation best practices, policies, procedures, and methods.
- Ability to work some weekends and evenings.
- Occasional travel to Georgia and South Georgia campuses required.
- A driver’s license is required.
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
- No or very limited physical effort required.
PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.