Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Kettering University
Michigan, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 31, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

The Office of University Advancement is responsible for developing and managing programs
leading to private gifts, which support and advance the University’s students, faculty and
programs. The staff identifies potential donors, educates alumni, parents, friends, corporations
and foundations about the financial needs of Kettering University and conducts solicitations to
meet those needs. University Advancement also serves as the central coordinator for all
fundraising efforts across campus.

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is responsible for coordinating, planning and scheduling
aspects of the solicitation of funds for the Faculty and Staff FUNd Drive, Reunion giving
campaign, Senior Class Gift and Parent solicitation. The Assistant Director should possess strong
people and writing skills and be able to manage student employees, parent and alumni
volunteers. The Assistant Director will arrange special promotional events as well as recruit,
train and motivate volunteers within the extended university community as needed.

Position Information About Kettering: Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education,
integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. We inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any
institution in the world. Kettering University is dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through
technological innovation, leadership, and service, built on values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration, and excellence in growth, global leadership, community outreach, and an engaged community of stakeholders.

BENEFITS include health, dental and vision coverage; retirement benefits with up to a 9% Kettering
matching contribution; life and accident insurance; tuition assistance and waiver programs; vacation and holiday pay; sick and disability pay; home purchase assistance program; recreation center membership; and many other benefits.

Flint Michigan: A storied past and an innovative approach to the future drives Flint forward. No other
city of Flint’s size can boast similar cultural and social resources; the Flint Institute of Art, Flint Symphony Orchestra, the Flint Institute of Music, the Sloan Museum, the Flint Farmers’ Market, and several colleges and universities contribute to a rich social fabric. A vibrant array of dining, entertainment, and lodging options now enliven the walkable Flint city center. Kettering University is an important partner in the renaissance of Flint.

Our Mission and Vision: Kettering University prepares students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics and business. Kettering University will be the first choice for students and all our partners seeking to make a better world through technological innovation, leadership and service. Job Specific Required Qualifications · Bachelor’s degree with relevant marketing, sales or fundraising experience. · Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals in a fast-paced environment. ·  Ability to maintain confidentiality as well as a proven ability to articulate organizational objectives and development goals. · Ability to work independently and within a team environment. Willingness to work nights and weekends, as required. · Intermediate to advanced level skills using various MS Office applications and Google Suite.   Understanding and commitment to Kettering University Values a. RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity partnerships with students.
 b. INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency and ethics.
 c. CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation.
 d. COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners.
 e. EXCELLENCE: in all we do. Preferred Qualifications • Experience with Ellucian Banner.  Duties Collaborates with the Senior Director of Annual Giving to develop annual goals and objectives and operating budget. Analyzes existing annual giving programs and goals; using results to determine new strategies and appropriate modifications. Utilizes results to develop a set of acceptable evaluation mechanisms and benchmarks to establish how future success is measured.    Develops and manages solicitation strategies for young alumni and current student donor constituencies.    Creates and produces the development of printed materials used to promote and solicit contributions of unrestricted funds, including direct mail, email correspondence and response mechanisms.    Together with the Senior Director of Annual Giving is responsible for acknowledging annual gifts and stewarding annual donors, as well as continued outreach encouraging employer matching contributions.    Develops and manages social media communications plans and crowdfunding sites to receive gifts through online platforms.

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