Maryville University is seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented individual to manage the comprehensive annual giving program for the University as part of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a welcoming environment for a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
The Annual Fund Manager is responsible for:
Implementing and evaluating broad-based solicitation methods to increase total participation and annual gift revenue for the University. These methods should be data-driven and include: Direct mail, e-communications, personal solicitation, phonathon and other creative uses of technology to increase total annual gift revenue. This should be in collaboration with the digital engagement strategy for Development and Alumni Relations.
Working with individual schools to coordinate strategy and schedule for solicitations to their alumni.
Tracking alumni solicitation and response rates.
Assessing returns and progress quarterly to ensure that targets are hit. Addressing under-performing segments and solicitations in a timely manner.
Overseeing and growing the Duchesne Society, Maryville University's Leadership Annual Giving society, working with Major Gift Officers to secure Duchesne level gifts, soliciting Duchesne level gifts through personal meetings, phone calls and events.
Supporting the Development office's database software, Salesforce; Updating donor records, assessing information needs, providing reports.
Assisting with Alumni events, including Homecoming and individual club meetings.
Minimal travel may be required (5% or less).
3 years’ professional experience with direct-mail campaigns, database management and CRM software
Strong experience in persuasive writing
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with advanced experience using Excel
Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and manage workload independently
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Experience using Salesforce and/or Pardot
Experience creating digital marketing campaigns
Ability to motivate and train student phonathon employees and student volunteers
Special Instructions to Applicants:
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.
Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution more than 6,000 students. Maryville offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the last two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in West St. Louis County.