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 Class and Reunion Giving

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The Assistant Director-Class and Reunion Giving, will be responsible for coordinating various fundraising efforts for the Senior Class Challenge, reunion giving and parent giving.

The incumbent should possess strong people skills and be able to manage student volunteers for the Senior Class Challenge.

In addition, the Assistant Director will arrange special promotional events as well as recruit, train and motivate volunteers within the university community.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Senior Class Challenge Student Director and advise the Steering Committee and core volunteers. This includes recruitment, selection, training and motivation of volunteers; project organization; budgeting; solicitation and event scheduling and planning.
  • Create and implement a Class Giving program that coincides with reunion programs. This includes recruitment, selection, training and motivation of volunteers; coordinating and creating all solicitation materials and maintaining class reunion web site.
  • Coordinate parent fundraising and serve as a division liaison to the Parents Councilís Resource Planning Committee, serving in conjunction with the Parent Relations Office.
  • Committee responsibilities as assigned.

Subsidiary Responsibilities:

  • Establish relationships across campus that will allow interaction with the student community for greater acceptance and support of the Senior Class Challenge.
  • Establish/maintain relationships within and outside the university that relate to class and reunion giving.
  • Make face-to-face visits on a selected group of leadership annual fund donors to thank them for past support, account for how their gifts have been used and solicit their sustained or increased support.
  • Work with the Director of the Annual Fund to establish program and personal goals, training expectations and career development.
  • Provide regular statistical and financial reports on the status of programs being supervised.
  • Under the guidance of the Director of the Annual Fund, coordinate with the Office of Communications and marketing to ensure the Annual Fund effectively conveys the university message in synchronization with broader efforts to brand the university.
  • Work with colleagues on the Annual Fund team and the Office of Donor Relations as appropriate to design and implement recognition and stewardship activities for donors to the Annual Fund.
  • Work with administrative support to provide reportable information on goals and objective.
  • Assist with the management of student employees assigned to the Annual Fund.
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of the Annual Fund and work collaboratively with the Annual Fund team to advance the goals of the Development Office and the Division of University Advancement.

 Working Environment and Relationships:

The Assistant Director will be a staff member of the Development Office with full-time responsibilities within the Annual Fund. The Assistant Director will take his/her direction from the Director of the annual Fund, to whom she/he will report. Duties will be executed in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Development Office. The individual will be expected to participate in the staff meetings and activities of the Development Office.


The Assistant Directorís performance will be reviewed semi-annually by the Director of the annual Fund on the basis of a work plan mutually agreed to by the Director and the Assistant Director.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelorís degree required/masterís degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in fundraising (preferably in higher education annual fund environment) or in related fields if the experience transfers effectively to the requirements of the position.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to utilize technological resources to maximum advantage.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
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