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 Director of Annual Giving

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DIVISION: Institutional Advancement

SUPERVISOR: Vice President for Institutional Advancement

HOURS: Full-Time


To develop and manage a comprehensive program of alumni activities and events that will retain positive relationships with graduating students and alumni to encourage their continued financial support for the College and active participation in alumni affairs. In addition the Director will be responsible for organizing and directing all aspects of the Annual Fund campaign.


Develop and implement annual giving and alumni relations programs within the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Manage Annual Fund program for the College to raise unrestricted funds for operations, scholarships, college support and other purposes as determined by the executive committee.

Develop and implement strategy to secure increased alumni participation in the Annual Fund. Evaluate results.

Coordinate gift club cultivation/stewardship activities, including regional alumni events, in conjunction with the Director of Major Gifts.

Plan and coordinate the annual phonathons with Assistant Director.

Plan, manage, direct and evaluate the Collegeís relations with its Alumni, parents, and other constituencies.

Collaborate with various departments to help foster alumni involvement and to advance all fund raising and stewardship visions and goals within the College community.

Represent the College on the Alumni Association and manage and direct the activities of the Association.

Recruit and train Alumni Association leaders, class volunteers, etc.

Organize class reunions, homecomings, and other alumni-related activities with objective of increasing alumni participation at all events.

Recognize the achievements and life milestones of alumni.

Meet with student groups to introduce them to Alumni Association activities and encourage their  participation in alumni events.

Coordinate Alumni induction ceremony with Presidentís Office.

Ensure that data bases and alumni records are current; maintain integrity of system and ensure that it is being utilized in an efficient and effective manner.

Supervise the Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations and the Data Management and Gift Processing Assistant.

Oversee production of annual giving reports; provide analysis of giving trends.

Work with Capital Campaign Events committee to plan and execute campaign events.


Bachelorís degree (advanced degree preferred).

Minimum of three years experience in alumni relations and a demonstrated track record of fund raising success preferred.

Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills.

Ability to represent the Advancement department professionally.

Must be capable of working with sensitive information with complete confidentiality.

Willingness to travel.

Must be flexible with work schedule and available to work weekends and evenings when necessary.


Prepare all Alumni related material for the Bay Pathway and provide editorial assistance.

Assist in the development and production of fundraising materials.

Manage departmental budget within specified guidelines.

Participate in department meetings, college committees and professional development programs as required.

Responsible for all other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

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