Allegheny College, a selective liberal arts college located in northwestern Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Annual Giving with a focus on the management of the Class Agent and Senior Class Gift programs. This is a full time, exempt administrative position reporting to the Director of Annual Giving.
We seek an energetic, self-motivated, customer service-oriented team member to manage the Class Agent volunteer program with the goal of increasing alumni participation in the Annual Fund through peer-to-peer solicitation. The Assistant Director will also manage the Senior Class Gift program, recruiting, training, advising and resourcing members of the Senior Class Gift Committee to solicit gifts from their peers, with the goal of maximizing class participation. Additionally, the Assistant Director will support other Annual Fund team initiatives including giving days, pledge fulfillment, and development of a digital engagement and solicitation strategy for a portfolio of discovery prospects.
As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
The ideal candidate will have previous fundraising and/or volunteer management experience. She/he will enjoy working with people, possess superior listening skills, strong oral and written communication skills, sophisticated interpersonal and relationship-building skills, and be literate in standard office software. Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills are critical.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, be committed to liberal arts education and to meeting challenging goals, and be capable of making significant professional contributions to a happy and experienced team.
About Allegheny College
Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world.