Coordinator of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving – Institutional Advancement
Holyoke Community College
Full-time, Non-Unit Professional position
The Institutional Advancement Division at Holyoke Community College is seeking an organized, creative and enthusiastic Coordinator of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving to implement comprehensive, multifaceted giving programs and alumni/donor relations efforts that include personal outreach, direct mail, email, phone, giving days, crowdfunding and social media. The Coordinator will be a strong and engaging communicator with ability to create, plan and manage various initiatives and events that support the HCC Foundation’s goals for revenue generation and engagement.
Examples of Duties:
Create and manage the implementation of a comprehensive solicitation plan for alumni and friends including direct marketing strategies, outreach schedules, events, ad hoc campaigns, and volunteer management.
Manage a portfolio of 25-75 leadership level annual fund donors.
In conjunction with Director of Institutional Advancement, establish and manage a successful, comprehensive faculty/staff giving campaign.
Develop a sustainable student philanthropy program that results in successful student giving campaigns and fosters lifelong relationships with HCC.
Oversee, enhance, and direct the work of the Alumni Council resulting in increased engagement and renewed focus on achieving fundraising goals; works closely with Alumni Council President to ensure the mission and goals of the Council are in alignment with divisional goals and objectives.
Plan and coordinate logistics for all events that support alumni and donor engagement.
Provide weekly and monthly annual fund reports that illustrate progress toward goal.
Write engaging and inspiring solicitations and informational pieces for targeted audiences across multiple communications platforms.
Manage social media accounts and social media strategy for the HCC Foundation & HCC Alumni accounts, collaborating with the college’s Web & Social Media Manager, and leverage platform as tool for engagement and giving.
Support the development of the Alumni Connection magazine through the collection of alumni updates for class notes, and recommendation and creation of content.
Identify and recruit volunteers, including social media ambassadors, and provide volunteers tools for effective engagement and fundraising activities.
Assess and develop a plan for the future the Foundation’s phonathon program.
Support the work and initiatives of Foundation Board committees, including but not limited to the work of the Foundation’s Golf Committee.
Participate in pipeline meetings, providing recommendations for strategies that will assist in garnering philanthropic support, both in annual and major/planned giving.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree with minimum 3 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, communications, or related field required; Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with ability to adapt writing to a variety of platforms and audiences. Some understanding of fundraising-specific communications; Creative and goal-oriented with the ability to work independently and in collaboration; Demonstrated ability to plan events; Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, implement, and manage multiple priorities and projects; Strong organizational skills and highly detail oriented; Strong analytical skills, including the ability to plan data collection that can inform actions, collect and organize data, synthesize findings, and make data-informed recommendations; history of success in fundraising, volunteer management, and marketing with a strong emphasis on communication; Strong computer skills including websites, Google Docs, Microsoft Office products, social media, mobile devices, reporting software, databases, etc.
Experience in direct mail, telemarketing, web-based campaigns, generating lists and reports from a donor database and working with volunteers; Ability to initiate and carry out duties with minimal supervision and a keen eye to detail. Experience working in higher education.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.
- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. - Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.
Salary Range: $61,000 - $71,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package
Funding Source: Trust
Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents online to: www.hcc.edu
Resume, cover letter and list of 3 professional references with names, email addresses, and phone numbers. (When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.)
Applications will be reviewed beginning April 26, 2019 - Additional applications may be considered until the position is filled.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
ACCREDITED BY THE NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
Human Resources Department
Ph: (413)552-2554, Fax: (413)552-2143
Additional Salary Information: Plus a comprehensive State benefits package