Assistant Director, Annual Giving- Student & Young Alumni Engagement
January 3, 2018
Poughkeepsie, New York
Higher Education Institution
The Office of College Advancement at Marist College seeks an Assistant Director of Annual Giving – Student & Young Alumni Engagement to oversee the Student Phonathon program, senior class gift, student philanthropy education, and young alumni giving programs. S/he will also be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to ensure annual fundraising targets are met.
Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director will oversee Student Phonathon callers and supervisors, establish calling schedules, and set shift goals. S/he will provide daily/nightly supervision of student employees, communicate results to the Marist Fund team, and facilitate the pledge reminder and stewardship processes. This position is also responsible for a senior class gift campaign, managing a student philanthropy education program including a group of student volunteers, and for developing a program for Marist 10 (graduates of the last decade), identifying and overseeing a group of volunteers and face-to-face solicitation of recent graduates.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of one to three years directly related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of phonathon programs and software and/or direct marketing strategies; excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal communications skills; ability to represent the college effectively; demonstrated ability to relate with recent graduates and current students; ability to attend college functions during and after normal business hours. Must have a flexible schedule and the ability to work evening hours regularly. Must possess a valid driver's license with no serious convictions.
Previous supervisory experience, experience working in a higher education setting and ability to adapt to a complex dialing system. Experience with volunteer management is a plus.
Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures & The Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.
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About Marist College
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.