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Assistant Director of Class Giving

Employer
Providence College
Location
Rhode Island, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 17, 2022

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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
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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
Organize and manage reunion class fundraising and volunteer efforts to increase alumni giving and participation. Serve as an annual giving/class giving representative on select committees, and collaborate with OIA colleagues and other campus partners in the planning and implementation of class specific programs, projects, and/or events as assigned. Essential Duties:
1. Strategically identify, recruit, train, motivate, and supervise 50+ reunion volunteers, which may include managed prospects, and other high-level donors, to serve on class Reunion Committees. Formulate class 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. Plan, execute, and staff reunion-based cultivation and recognition events, prepare briefings for the President, Trustees, senior administrators and other staff, colleagues, and key volunteers speaking and/or attending these events. (50%)
2. Establish class goals for non-reunion classes and oversee the activity of 30+ Class Agents by providing staff support, leadership, and overall direction for volunteers. Collaborate with members of the annual giving/alumni relations team to move class agents onto reunion gift committees when appropriate, and develop a system to identify new agents from the reunion fundraising and engagement initiative. 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 program goals, including but not limited to, training materials, conference calls, fundraising updates, etc. (40%)
3. Research and qualify reunion and non-reunion prospects. Leverage class affinity and/or the reunion year as a solicitation strategy to increase commitments. Cultivate, solicit, and steward these prospects as strategically appropriate. Determine and implement 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 outreach, communications, and proposal details via contact reports within expected timeframe. Utilize the CRM to input data. (10%) Marginal Duties:
All other duties as assigned Education and Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required
  • Three to five years’ of previous fundraising or similar experience at a university or other comparable organization or equivalent professional experience in sales, marketing, training, or public relations or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, who is goal oriented with the ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal, communications, management, and motivational skills
  • Comfort in dealing with a wide range of College constituencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid analytical, decision-making, and problem solving skills
  • Strong computer skills with experience using a CRM database, word processing, and spreadsheet applications
  • Ability to handle highly confidential prospect information
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Some travel expected
Physical Demands
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: 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 AS590P Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * We require all employees to be vaccinated. Are you vaccinated or have a valid medical or religious exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation


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