The Marist Office of College Advancement invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Director for Annual Giving. Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant/Associate Director plans and executes strategies to successfully achieve the goals of the Marist Fund's Parents and Campus campaigns and provides leadership and oversight for Marist's active Parents Council. The Assistant/Associate Director also oversees reunion giving initiatives and all aspects of the New Student Welcome and Parents Leadership receptions/events. S/he actively maintains a prospect portfolio of 70+ prospects; and personally solicits individuals for unrestricted annual support of the Marist Fund. In collaboration with advancement leadership, plans and executes all aspects of the summer student welcome receptions and identifies potential new prospects for cultivation and solicitations.
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years of experience in fundraising is required; experience in higher education strongly preferred. Demonstrated working knowledge of industry best practices for annual giving. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills and an ability to work as part of a high-performing team are essential. Ability and commitment to travel and attend evening and weekend events as required.
Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures & The Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger's Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.
To learn more or to apply, please visit http://jobs.marist.edu. Only online applications are accepted.
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.
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