Holy Names University in Oakland, CA is seeking a Director of Annual Giving.
The Director of Annual Giving will be responsible for the planning and implementation of a dynamic year-round annual giving program, whose purpose is to build a long-term base of support for HNU. The director collaborates with all members of the Advancement team to create and increase fundraising goals and results that aim to build and engage HNU constituencies based upon industry best practices and in concert with the HNU culture.
The director shall serve as a key member of the Vice President for University Advancement's management team and shall develop and implement his/her program using initiative, enthusiasm, and sound judgement in the implementation of HNU's annual giving efforts.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION: Design and manage a dynamic, multidimensional annual giving program that utilizes a variety of mediums to communicate with and solicit current and potential donors. Coordinate, manage, and assess all annual giving fundraising, special campaigns, and reunion giving. Perform data analysis related to all aspects of the annual giving program and use that data to evaluate programs and provide insight for ongoing solicitations. In cooperation with the Vice President for Advancement, set goals for annual giving for annual, three, and five-year increments. In a collegial fashion, work closely with the director of leadership gifts and the Vice President of Advancement to coordinate strategy related to the solicitation of leadership gift prospects. Develop and monitor budgets for cost centers reporting to this position. Work closely with the director of advancement services and prospect research on the recording and monitoring of gift processing and the maintenance of accurate alumni records in the database. Support the overall goals of Advancement by providing assistance to events and activities of others in the department as the needs arise. Maintain contact with professional peers at other institutions to exchange trends and strategies in annual giving fundraising efforts. Serve as a member of the vice president for university advancement's leadership team. Exhibit teamwork, a positive 'can do' attitude, and self-confidence.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree and three to five years of experience in an educational advancement setting (or equivalent) are required. Annual Giving experience is required. Proficiency in the use of database systems and business software is essential. Familiarity with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge (or the equivalent) is required. Strong project management, leadership, organizational planning skills with the ability to set priorities and balance concurrent tasks; excellent communications skills; analytical and creative planning skills; a proven problem-solver. The ability to coordinate, manage, and execute all direct-response fundraising efforts for annual giving, special appeals, and reunion giving. The ability to create and manage a multidimensional appeal schedule that utilizes a variety of mediums (e.g. electronic solicitation, direct mail appeals, telemarketing and face-to-face solicitations) to communicate with potential and current donors. The ability to perform data analysis related to all aspects of the annual giving program and to use data to evaluate current annual programs and provide insight for ongoing solicitations. The ability to enhance the annual giving programs use of analytics to improve segmentation and messaging and to create a personal and positive experience for donors. The ability to recruit, motivate, and direct alumni volunteers. A proven team player, with a sense of humor. The ability to work independently and is self-initiated. Flexible and available for evening, weekend or early morning events and meetings. A strong belief and respect for the mission of HNU essential. The ability to navigate the HNU campus, drive and/or fly to events as necessary.
TO APPLY: Thereviewofapplicationswillbeginimmediately. For consideration, applicants should submit a Holy Names University staff employment application with a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Holy Names University (HNU) Oakland's Holy Names University (HNU) was founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, the university's mission is to empower and prepare a diverse student body for productive lives of leadership and service in a complex world. HNU offers a liberal arts and professional education through 15 undergraduate majors and seven master's degree programs. HNU's student-centered education, with small class sizes and courses in varied formats and schedules, meets the current needs of adult learners, including first-generation students and working adults. The university's idyllic, 60-acre campus is nestled in the Oakland hills of California and offers panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. To learn more, visit www.hnu.edu.
Holy Names University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from the community, alumni and the general public. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Nestled in the Oakland, CA hills with a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay, HNU is rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, empowering a diverse student body for leadership and service. Guided by the core values of the Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, HNU is a progressive, inclusive, and rigorous academic community offering a liberal arts and professional education. We prepare students to think critically and imaginatively, to understand and employ the veraious modes of knowledge, to communicate clearly and persuasively, and to promote the common good. Visit our website at www.hnu.edu to learn more about Holy Names University.