Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”
The associate director of leadership giving will coordinate and manage fundraising strategies to increase cash flow to the university and increase donor participation through the leadership annual giving program (Leadership Circle) and other annual giving programs. The person in this position will plan and execute solicitations; plan and coordinate Leadership Circle membership renewal solicitations via direct mail, e-appeals, and personal visits, liaison with internal and external constituents; track and report fundraising; and assist with projects, such as donor cultivation and recognition events. Additionally, this person will provide strategic oversight of recent alumni giving campaigns and manage the Recent Alumni Council. This position has many other related duties and is in Bowling Green Ohio. Deadline to apply: November 30, 2018
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
Leadership Annual Giving Program: Manage a portfolio of 150-200 active individual donors. Develop strategy for giving program, identify prospects, plan solicitations, schedule visits, and execute face-to-face asks for gifts of $1,000 – 24,999. Focus on acquisition, retention and upgrades for Leadership Circle donors. Communicate with planned giving and major giving colleagues regarding prospects. Develop stewardship plan for donors.
Reunion Giving Program: Develop strategy for reunion giving campaign, and plan and manage reunion solicitations, which may include phone, mail, e-mail, and other methods, and attend reunion committee meetings. Work closely with campus constituents whose programs or departments have been chosen as the recipients of reunion campaign funds. Coordinate with other development and alumni staff as needed to involve volunteers and produce a highly effective reunion giving program. Write and develop letters, brochures, Web content, calling scripts, and other materials for the reunion giving program. Develop stewardship plan for donors.
As part of the Alumni and Annual Giving team, orchestrate the institution’s efforts to develop growth from recent alumni (graduates within the past 10 years), including through direct mail, e-appeals, personal visits, volunteer opportunities and other avenues. Manage Recent Alumni Council; recruit and train volunteers on the board and provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for the Council.
Track and report fundraising activities: Lead and manage tracking and reporting activities for Leadership Circle, including duties such as developing training sessions, planning and writing solicitations, evaluating programs, reporting results, distributing information to development officers, and stewarding gifts. Manage and report progress to deans. Assist with projects, such as donor cultivation and recognition events.
Annual giving ad hoc projects: contribute to ad hoc annual giving campaigns as needed. Work with individual donors and groups of donors to establish funds. Serve on internal or external committees as needed. Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
Ability to travel regularly on day trips; 4-8 nights per month; occasional night and weekend hours.
Minimum Qualifications & Salary:
Bachelor's Degree required. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and comply with the university’s vehicle use policy.
The following experience is also required:
1-2 years of fundraising or related experience
Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 356. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.
For instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.
About Bowling Green State University
Is a major residential university located in Bowling Green, Ohio. It is adjacent to Interstate 75, just north of U.S. Route 6. The University is state-assisted and serves nearly 19,000 students on the 1,338-acre main campus. The University provides approximately 165 undergraduate degree programs and graduate programs in more than 130 areas. A wide variety of academic, social and cultural services and activities provide a balanced education in and out of the classroom.