Assistant Director of Annual Giving

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The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is responsible for the overall creation and management of a newly crafted annual giving program and associated activities at Thomas College. This individual will be part of the Advancement team, and will manage a portfolio of 125 prospects, plus work closely with the VP of Advancement and the President of the College to promote the acquisition of gifts to the Thomas Fund.

The Assistant Director will be primarily responsible for developing year-round strategies for bolstering the annual fund, including appeals, sponsorships, signature fundraising events (Giving Tuesday, Day of Giving) and individual solicitations. S/he may supervise student workers, and will provide oversight of the student philanthropy committee, the goal of which is to educate the students on the impact of philanthropy and to encourage giving while in college to nurture them to become informed and loyal alumni donors.

The Assistant Director will be responsible for integrating fundraising best-practices into all aspects of the annual giving program. S/he will create strategies, manage data, develop metrics, and focus efforts on advancing the College’s need to increase unrestricted gifts through The Thomas Fund. S/he will be instrumental in assisting the College regarding unrestricted strategies for the next phase of the comprehensive campaign. 

The Assistant Director collaborates with faculty and staff; creates and implements annual plans; sets ambitious team and individual goals; assesses results and mentors employees, as needed; promotes the College’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement where applicable; and serves as a key ambassador and liaison for the College. In addition, the Assistant Director must be sincerely passionate about the mission and vision of Thomas College and willing to be an active and positive member of our special community.

Bachelor’s degree and prior experience in annual giving and/or nonprofit/higher education fundraising. Additional requirements include: demonstrated success in relationship building and stewardship; excellent verbal, written, and time management skills; experience utilizing metrics to evaluate performance. Experience with MailChimp, Giving Campus or other online giving platforms a plus. Detail-oriented with ability to manage multiple responsibilities at once; ability to adapt and problem-solve. Experience in advancement and fundraising preferred but not required. Some nights and weekends required; database experience preferred and efficiency with Microsoft Office products required; prior experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge NXT a plus.

Thomas offers a competitive benefits package to include: 

Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, 6% 403(b) matching plan, paid vacation, paid sick leave, thirteen paid holidays, on-site gym, meal discounts and free tuition for employees, spouse and dependent children.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and names of three professional references. Please include an email address on your application materials

Thomas College is an equal-opportunity employer.
Thomas College's mission is to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives and for leadership and service in their communities.
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