Annual Giving, Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship
4 Year Degree
The Annual Fund Manager reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and is an integral part of the school’s advancement team. This position is responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program. He/she develops a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, phone, personal visitation and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support and increasing alumni participation through class-based fund-raising efforts.
Design the goals, objectives, and strategies for the School's’ annual fund campaign - both restricted and unrestricted funds;
Expand the school’s donor base;
Prepare and manage annual giving budget;
Manage reunion giving program for five classes;
Recruit, manage and supervise an external group of “high expectation” annual fund volunteer staff and develop committee structures through accurate and timely reporting, benchmarking, and coaching;
Serve as a resource for leadership volunteers and ensure they are equipped with the training necessary to carry out their responsibilities and are given appropriate recognition for their contributions to the growth of the Fund;
Recruit, manage and supervise an internal committee of students to assist with enhancing the culture of philanthropy on campus;
In partnership with College Relations, develop a theme, content, and messaging for print and electronic media;
Using data analysis, develop and maintain ongoing measurement and progress reports; refine and reinforce strategies in a timely, proactive manner;
Function as active, collaborative, and contributing member of the school’s creative and donor centric advancement team;
Attend a variety of Academy events, both during the day and after hours in order to become knowledgeable about Academy programs, culture, and constituencies; and,
Perform other responsibilities as identified by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
This job description reflects the general duties of the job but is not a detailed description of all duties which may be inherent to the position. The Academy may assign reasonably related additional duties to individual employees consistent with policy and collective bargaining agreements.
Ability to embrace the school’s mission;
Outstanding work ethic, demonstrating initiative, self-direction, and self-confidence;
High professional and ethical standards for handling highly confidential materials;
Strong interpersonal skills, i.e., oral and written communications, presentation skills, professional demeanor, judgment, and diplomacy;
Ability to inspire and motivate staff, students and volunteers;
Strong analytical and time management skills;
Strong team builder;
The ability to establish strong and effective personal and professional relationships;
Strong planning and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to effectively manage multiple projects;
Bachelor’s degree from four year college or university;
Five years or more of progressively responsible experience in alumni relations, annual giving, or comparable relationship management/fund raising experience;
Preferred experience managing staff-volunteers and students within an annual fund in a class-based fundraising structure.
Demonstrated success soliciting and closing sizable gifts;
Exceptional planning, organizational, and ability to manage competing tasks;
Outstanding oral and written communication skills;
Solid working knowledge of MS Office or comparable software suites (word processing, presentation, and spreadsheets) and of Raiser’s Edge or comparable fundraising software.
Contacts include alumni, parents, students and various external and internal constituencies;
This job requires the capacity to travel, work evenings and several weekends as necessary;
The job is generally sedentary;
Frequent use of keyboard and computer screen;
Occasionally lift and move up to 30 pounds.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested individuals must submit a cover letter, résumé, a completed MMA Application, MMA Self-Identification Form*, copies of applicable professional certifications, transcripts and/or licenses, and contact information for at least three professional references to:
Director of Human Resources
Box C – 3
Castine, ME 04420
PLEASE NOTE THAT INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
In the subject line of your email, please write the full title of the position you are applying for and your name. For all faculty appointments, official college transcripts must be received prior to a formal offer being made for employment. All offers are made contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation. Individuals cruising onboard our ships are also required to undergo a pre-employment drug-screening.
*Do not include the MMA Self-Identification form in the same document as your application materials. You may attach it to the same email as a separate document.
For the health and wellbeing of our community, the Maine Maritime Academy campus and vessels (ashore and afloat) are smoke- and tobacco-free as of August 1, 2016.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, sex, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities. The Academy provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals upon request.
Women, minorities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) is a public, fully accredited college located in the quintessentially New England coastal village of Castine, Maine. The college is one of six state-supported maritime colleges in the United States. MMA is a college of engineering, management, science, and transportation with a community of approximately 950 students and 200 faculty and staff. Maine Maritime is a NCAA ...Division III institution that competes in the North Atlantic Conference, and a New England Football Conference member.
MMA is a remarkable place to work and grow in a career, rich in opportunity, experiences and rewards. MMA offers a feeling of “family” that is unique. Our goal is to create and sustain a community where all are appreciated and respected for their individual and collective contributions.