Assistant Director of Class Giving

Employer
Providence College
Location
Rhode Island, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Conference & Special Event Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Director of Class Giving Overview
Manage all aspects of alumni reunion gift campaigns and non-reunion class fundraising efforts. Plan, implement, and manage class-specific fundraising and engagement programs and/or events, and serve as an annual giving/class giving representative on select committees, as assigned. Essential Duties:
1. Strategically identify, recruit, train, motivate, and supervise volunteers, which may include members of the Board of Trustees, managed prospects, and other high-level donors, to serve as class volunteers. Formulate class reunion giving and participation goals. Provide staff support, leadership, and overall direction to volunteer committees. Establish and develop relationships with lead alumni volunteers, guiding them through the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship process used in peer-to-peer outreach. Manage the execution of all solicitation assignments for volunteers. Develop appropriate communications essential to the attainment of class goals, including, but not limited to, training materials, conference calls, fundraising updates, etc.
2. Assist in securing reunion from unmanaged prospects with a focus on increasing donations to The Fund for Providence College, PC’s annual fund. Leverage the reunion year as a solicitation strategy to increase commitments. Cultivate, solicit, and steward those prospects, which may include personal visits (in-person and virtual) for cultivation and solicitation purposes, as strategically appropriate. Determine and implement the strategies for engaging prospects and donors in ways that bring them closer to the College. In coordination with other fundraisers, craft and execute strategies for comprehensive giving. Summarize personal visits (in-person and virtual), outreach and communications, and proposal details via contact reports within the expected timeframe.
3. Direct efforts through research and screening to help identify prospects with the most significant giving potential. Utilize prospect management tools to prioritize activity and increase productivity. Collaborate with colleagues in annual giving, major gifts, athletics, and engagement to ensure the formulation and implementation of solicitation strategies for prospects in each class in order to maximize the outcome for the class fundraising effort. Identify and collaborate with volunteers to assist with the identification of prospects and/or joint solicitation.
4.Organize, manage, and implement the steps necessary to ensure the successful completion of new and existing class-based or team-based programs, projects, or events, including but not limited to trainings, webinars, and engagement events. In addition, serve as an annual giving/class giving representative on select internal planning committees. Collaborate with development, alumni relations, engagement, college events, and other campus partners to accomplish program, project, or event objectives. Marginal Duties:

-Perform all other duties as may be required Education and Experience Required
1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required
2. Three to five years of the previous fundraising or similar experience at a university or other comparable organization or equivalent professional experience in sales, marketing, training, or public relations
3. A highly motivated, self-starter who is goal-oriented with the ability to work independently
4. Some travel expected
5. Strong interpersonal, communication, management, and motivational skills.
6. Comfort in dealing with a wide range of College constituencies
7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
8. Solid analytical, decision making, and problem-solving skills
9. Strong computer skills with experience using a CRM database, word processing, and spreadsheet applications
10. Ability to handle highly confidential prospect information
11. Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills

Note: This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the incumbent. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required. Physical Demands
1. Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
2. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
3. Finger dexterity is required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
4. Communication skills using the spoken word
5. Ability to see within normal parameters
6. Ability to hear within normal range
7. Ability to move about Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: First If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.
Requisition Number AS535P Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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