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Director of the Annual Fund

Company: Denison University
Location: Granville
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Please see Special Instructions for more details. Applicants must provide names and contact information for 3 professional references with application. Position Type Administrative Staff Classification Title Administrative Staff Position Title Director of the Annual Fund Position Number A00040 Pay Grade Level AD 01 Salary Competitive based on qualifications. Expected salary range will be discussed with candidates selected for screening interviews. Department Annual Fund Posting Number S 121300817 Full or Part Time Full Time Number of Months 12 Position End Date FTE 1 Work Schedule This is an exempt position. Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week plus evening and weekend activities as required. Basic Function Manage all annual giving staff, volunteers, and activities. Design and implement a comprehensive solicitation strategy utilizing advanced technologies, targeted segmentation, and data analysis to enhance revenue for both restricted and unrestricted giving while also expanding the alumni participation percentage. Essential Job Functions --- Create, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive, multi-year plan to increase donors and dollars in support of the Denison Annual Fund to meet annual revenue goals and strengthen alumni participation
--- Serve as the main point of contact and advocate throughout the CRM conversion process, utilizing knowledge of best practices and analysis of data to determine most effective ways of utilizing the new system
--- Determine segmentation strategies to maximize response rates and revenue for each activity, leading to increased revenue and alumni participation
--- Serve as the leader of the Denison Annual Fund team, providing advice, support, and guidance to staff and volunteers
--- Evaluate staff and program performance annually
--- Provide the framework for, and oversight to, goalsetting and benchmarking, recognition of volunteers and donors, events, volunteer recruitment, training, and support, along with related activities of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors
--- Manage and direct the daily operations and overall strategy of the Denison Annual Fund
--- Monitor progress toward the annual and multi-year goals
--- Evaluate and when applicable, execute new activities using new technology, advanced customization for specific audiences, and enhanced digital strategies
--- Engage in a continuous, systematic review and analysis of all Annual Fund activities to find ways to do things more effectively and efficiently
--- Coordinate efforts closely with Major and Principal Gifts, Gift Planning, Alumni and Family Engagement, and other key partners in support of mutual goals
--- Ensure $1,000-and-above individuals are solicited personally by volunteers and staff, where appropriate. Monitor and evaluate results
--- Report, individually or with a volunteer, the Annual Fund plans and progress at each meeting of the Institutional Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees and of the Alumni Council, working with the Associate Vice President; provide effective reporting and analysis to volunteers, supervisor, and colleagues for use in management decision making
--- Solicit top-level annual giving prospects
--- Develop and manage the annual giving budget based on programmatic goals and objectives as reviewed and approved annually Minimum Qualifications --- Bachelor's degree;
--- Minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience with a focus on direct marketing/annual giving
--- Conversant in contemporary technologies and how they can be used in support of revenue generation and increased giving participation
--- Proven record of leadership, management, and supervisory skills and experience in recruiting, managing, training, leading, and stewarding volunteer fundraising committees to reach their full potential and to achieve fundraising goals
--- Excellent planning and budgetary management skills
--- Experience in asking for gifts in person
--- Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively on a team and collaborate with diverse populations
--- Knowledge of modern data management practices and techniques including data-based computerized information systems, data modeling, and analysis that lead to effective decision making on behalf of the program
--- Strong Excel skills including formulas, pivot tables, and vlookups
--- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
--- Regular travel, frequent evening and weekend work. Preferred Qualifications --- Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of higher education fundraising with an understanding of individual giving programs and detailed understanding of annual fundraising programs with both traditional and non-traditional activities. Physical Demands Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends and juggle several projects simultaneously. Contact(s) Contact Phone/Extension 740-707-3403 Contact Email Open Date 11/09/2020 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants must provide names and contact information for 3 professional references with application. Additional Information Candidates applying by January 11, 2021 are assured full consideration. The position will be open until filled. Hired applicant must provide proof of academic degree(s) Denison University Background Check Statement The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment. Denison University EEO Statement To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide . Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Posting Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • List of 3 Professional References and Contact Information Optional Documents

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