Director of the Annual Fund

Johnson & Wales University   •  

Providence, RI

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


Not Specified years

Posted 25 days ago


Manages a comprehensive annual fund program to maximize solicitations and contributions from alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff, and other constituents

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manages the annual giving operations plan to maximize giving and participation levels as well as encourage renewal and upgrading of gifts
  • Conceptualizes themes for appeals, messaging and content of printed materials, and verbal scripts
  • Oversees targeting and segmenting materials to various groups in the constituent base
  • Communicates effectively and regularly to internal and external constituencies as to the progress, success and results of annual fund activities
  • Prepares direct mail solicitations, coordinates and participates in telemarketing efforts and directs internet giving methods
  • Identifies and develops new sources for support
  • Manages the annual fund program and oversees recognition of annual fund donors
  • Prepares and monitors departmental budget
  • Supervises and develops the department staff, facilitating professional opportunities to improve individual capability and managing performance against job accountabilities, department goals and established university, campus and department policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree
  • Moderate amount of experience working in direct fundraising, data analysis, relationship management or in other related work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or greater in business management or a related field of study
  • Experience working in development within a higher education environment
  • Experience with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge