Reporting to the Senior Vice President for University Advancement, the Director of Annual Giving has primary staff responsibility for planning, organizing and implementing all fiscal giving programs pertaining to unrestricted giving at the University via the Fund for FDU and the Fund for Wroxton College from alumni, parents and friends. The Director plans, executes and manages a comprehensive multi-channel annual giving program that includes leadership giving, giving days, crowdfunding, direct mail, email and social media communication and solicitation strategies. The incumbent oversees partnership with phone center vendor. Builds, maintains and serves as a primary prospect manager for a portfolio of annual giving prospects with annual goals for personal visits and giving outcomes. Interacts professionally with all internal and external constituents using strong interpersonal skills.
1.Bachelor's degree and five years progressively responsible and successful fundraising experience in a higher education or non-profit, which must include experience in annual giving initiatives.
2.Experience in developing/executing crowdfunding and giving days for institutions of higher education, like institutions, or non-profits.
3.Demonstrated skill in organization and implementation of annual giving initiatives, which include cultivation, steward and solicitation phases.
4.Demonstrated knowledge and experience in higher education and the role of annual giving and its challenges.
5.Experience managing and motivating development professional, support staff and volunteers, and a proactive style of leadership that encourages teamwork.
6.Strong analytical skills including the ability to analyze trends from quantitative and qualitative data and benchmark across like organizations.
7.Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication and public relations skills.
8.Excellent understanding of computer and constituent software utilized in development operations. Raisers Edge preferred.
9.Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously. Ability to related to a diverse stakeholder group.
10.Ability to work a flexible schedule with a willingness to work weekends, evenings, and other non-traditional schedules as needed.
11.Valid U.S. driver's license from the state in which the candidate resides and an acceptable driving record in accordance with the university's Motor Vehicle Policy. A MVC check will be required at the time of hire and thereafter as deemed appropriate by the university. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the MVC check.
12.Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.
Campus: Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ
Hiring Manager: Richard Reiss
Department: University Advancement-Metro
Internal Number: 5803
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