Applications are being accepted through January 11, 2019.
The Assistant Director, Annual Leadership Gifts, develops and manages a portfolio of 400 annual leadership to mid-range capacity prospects, by cultivating, personally soliciting, and stewarding current and prospective annual donors at the 1770 Society and/or GOLD Society Levels; with the goal of increasing the number of these donors to the College on a consistent and repeatable basis. The work with donors is expected to be personal in nature with an emphasis on face-to-face visits. This position is critical for ensuring the stabilization of annual leadership donations in order to build the major gift pipeline. In addition, this role provides annual and strategic planning for two schools/units. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.
Manages and develops a portfolio of qualified prospects of approximately 400 individuals and spends the majority of time soliciting leadership annual gifts at the GOLD Society, 1770 Society level or greater to the annual giving program funds. Personally contacts and visits prospects. Develops and implements cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies. Researches the potential and ability of these donors to financially help support the institution.
In partnership with the Director of Annual Giving Programs, provides annual and strategic planning for two schools/units. Works with the assigned major gift officer to set the annual strategy for solicitations before the start of each year. In addition, works to secure annual donations to the Dean's Excellence Fund from school or advisory board members. Works in coordination with the Assistant Director, Call Center and Digital Fundraising to set the annual call center and online calendar and messaging for the Dean's Excellence Funds.
Responds to referrals of leadership annual gifts from colleagues across campus and works closely with Prospect Management and Research staff to ensure prospect qualification. In coordination with the office of Stewardship and Donor Relations, crafts and develops personalized stewardships plans for modes and frequency of solicitation.
In collaboration with the Director of Annual Giving Programs, advises and projects yearly and quarterly goals, objectives, and solicitation strategies that identify appropriate donors and prospects.
Bachelor's degree and related experience in alumni/development activities is required. Preference will be given to individuals with higher education development experience or non-profit related experience. Experience in the cultivation and solicitation of annual leadership and major gifts is preferred. Requires strong leadership skills. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to work on several projects concurrently while meeting deadlines. Must have volunteer management experience. Analytical skills are required. Ability to develop solicitation strategies around university strategic objectives/goals.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check. All applications must be submitted online https://jobs.cofc.edu.
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Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. Its beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities, cutting-edge programs and accessible faculty attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world.
Over 10,000 undergraduates and approximately 1,000 graduate students at the College enjoy a small-college feel blended with the advantages and diversity of a mid-sized, urban university. They work closely with a committed faculty, made up of more than 500 distinguished teacher-scholars. And the city of Charleston – world-renowned for its history, architecture, culture and coastal environment – serves as a living and learning laboratory for experiences in business, science, technology, teaching, the humanities, languages and the arts.