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Assistant Director, Annual Giving
Assistant Director, Annual Giving
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Hunter College Foundation - Office of Institutional Advancement
Minimum three years’ experience working within the Development field with deep understanding of best fundraising practices. Preferred experience in a college, university, or similarly large and diverse organization. Raiser’s Edge or similar database experience required.
Bachelor's degree required.
The Assistant Director of Annual Giving will primarily support the Executive Director of Advancement and help bolster the Annual Fund and Institutional Advancement overall. The position is full-time and includes health benefits. Occasional evenings/weekends for select events may be required.
Our ideal candidate possesses solid administrative experience, good written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and planning/time-management skills; demonstrated ability to effectively handle multiple tasks while paying close attention to detail; takes pride in work; demonstrates excellent follow up; commits to meeting deadlines; is a self-starter, team-player, very professional, meticulous, friendly, high-energy and enthusiastic.
- Support the Executive Director of Advancement in carrying out plans and goals, helping to manage the annual fund calendar and schedule of appeals to ensure deadlines are met
- Help write (draft), edit/proof, develop and finalize solicitations, presentations, marketing materials, web and social media updates; execute mail, email merges and e-appeals using Microsoft and Blackbaud products
- Using strategic approaches and quantifiable Actions, manage a portfolio of 25-100+ Annual Fund donors with the goal of boosting engagement and giving. Strategic approaches may include increased personal outreach, Thank-you calls, enhanced stewardship, cultivation through events, creation of giving circles/societies, careful follow up of email and phone inquiries
- Develop, track and oversee the strategic approach for cultivating, inspiring gifts and engagement from some of the following targeted groups: MHC Alumni, Graduating Seniors, Young Alumni, Honors Cohorts, Parents, senior Auditors, Faculty/Staff-Alumni, Alumni by Dept. or Major, Athletic Dept. Alumni. Strategies may include working with Alumni Relations and other Staff to develop mini-events, online engagement opportunities, Committees, etc.
- Serve as a liaison with vendors, staff, professors or board members – handling special projects and/or donor-centered events, including Senior Class Gift and Giving Tuesday involving students, volunteers, donors, and other constituents
- Assist in researching best practices, and gathering other helpful data as it pertains to obtaining new and innovative fundraising ideas
- Data entry in Raiser’s Edge database including prospect research notes, biographical updates & corrections, Actions and donor inquiries
- Manage Office Admin staff and tasks including Acknowledgement letters, RNL data updates/entry and Pledge reminders
- Cultivate a list of annual fund donors for increased annual fund gifts or directed major gift support
- Raiser’s Edge or similar database experience required
- Familiar with Net Community or similar online platform (desired)
- Familiar with crowdfunding and other fundraising platforms a plus
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational time-management skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
- Savvy with mail and email merge
Salary: $65,000 - $80,000 based on experience and expertise.
Reports to: Executive Director of Advancement
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $65,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
- New York, NY 10065: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: Hybrid remote in New York, NY 10065
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