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Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

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Assistant Director, Annual Giving



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Staff Term:

12 Months

Staff Work Schedule (hours/dates):

8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

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Position Type:



Annual Giving

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Position Overview
Reporting to and working closely with the Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director will implement strategies designed to meet donor participation and revenue goals. As a primary responsibility, the Assistant Director will oversee the development and execution of a multi-channel solicitation and stewardship plan for broad-based campaigns to achieve donor growth goals. The Assistant Director will recruit and work closely with the alumni & parent fundraising advocates to support the peer-to-peer solicitation during broad-based campaigns.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Oversee and execute multi-channel annual giving direct marketing strategies for Wheaton College to grow annual giving to the college and its institutional priorities. This includes but is not limited to ensuring an omnichannel approach to print, email, text, social media, web, and digital advertising. Incumbent will also manage the online giving program for the college.
  • Identifies, recruits, trains, briefs, and motivates Giving Advocates (fundraising volunteers). Provide ongoing support for Giving Advocates and ensure they are aware of responsibilities, priorities, and goals to ensure broad campaigns continue to grow.
  • Manage and facilitate at least four broad-based campaigns per semester. Serve as project executor for these campaigns, including, but not limited to, coordinating with data analyst & coordinator on audience curation, partnering with marketing & communications team to develop direct marketing materials, and activating Giving Advocates to amplify the peer-to-peer message.
  • Coordinate and distribute promotional material highlighting annual giving programs in the college. Partners with Advancement Marketing & Communications colleagues to ensure content is current, aligned, and inspired. Charged with curating fundraising materials, including videos, print and digital, volunteer toolkits & templates are prepared and disseminated to all appropriate internal and external parties.
  • Attend department, division, and campus-wide meetings. Attend and appropriately staff division-wide events and programs for students, alumni, parents, and friends. Some night and weekend work is required, especially during Advancement events, Family & Friends Weekend, Fall Fest, and Commencement/Reunion.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • At least two to three years of annual giving or marketing experience, preferably in nonprofit fundraising environments
  • Demonstrated success in managing volunteers and volunteer programs; oversight of fundraising volunteers highly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written, verbal, presentation, and listening) skills.
  • Can work independently and collaboratively; multitask, prioritize assignments, and meet deadlines without compromising quality in a demanding, high-volume work environment.
  • Must be able to engage and build relationships with colleagues, faculty, leadership, staff, alumni, volunteers, donors, and other external constituents.
  • Proficiency with computers and standard applications (including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite, and Zoom) and experience with CRMs or other fundraising systems.
Preferred Qualifications:

Fundraising/Development, Volunteer Management, Marketing Experience

Compensation and Benefits

To attract and retain the most talented individuals, Wheaton College maintains a flexible and competitive staff compensation and benefits program.

When determining and establishing hiring rates or recruitment ranges for a position, the College considers a number of factors including the budget for the position, the range of the grade, the external market for the position or similar positions, level and scope of responsibilities, required education, skills and relevant experience as well as internal equity. All salary offers must have the prior approval of the Office of Human Resources.

The anticipated hiring or recruitment range for this position is $55,000 – $60,000.

Physical Demands

Sitting, repetitive hand motion (such as typing), hearing, listening, talking, and standing. Office environment/no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands.

ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Wheaton’s core belief is that valuing diversity is pivotal to personal development, intellectual expansion, and societal equity. Our community is united by a shared dedication to equity and access that is essential to providing a transformative education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Open Until Filled



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Special Instructions to Candidates:

The federal government and the state of Massachusetts have made the decision to end the COVID -19 public health emergency. Effective June 1, 2023, the college will no longer require COVID -19 vaccinations and boosters for members of our community. Rather, we strongly recommend that everyone stay up to date on their vaccinations, including boosters, as recommended by their health care provider.

While we will no longer require COVID -19 vaccinations, we strongly encourage members of our campus community to adhere to public health recommendations for vaccination to protect against COVID -19, as well as influenza and other diseases.

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Wheaton College of Massachusetts.

Founded in 1834 in Norton, Massachusetts, Wheaton College is among New England's premier private liberal arts and sciences colleges.

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