Saint Mary’s College seeks a full-time Director of Annual Giving to work in partnership with the Vice President of College Relations to strategically lead the Annual Giving operation at Saint Mary’s College. The Director will be responsible for developing a team of professionals who will increase giving to the College by creating a donor-centered operation. The Annual Giving program will include but is not limited direct mail and e-solicitations, reunion giving, phonathon, student and young alumnae giving programs, and high-end Annual Giving (up to $25,000) individual solicitation program.
Provides overall strategic direction and management for the entire Annual giving Program.
Develops and manages the Annual Giving budget.
Coordinates the activities of the Madeleva steering Committee, including requisite annual solicitation strategies for the Madeleva Society.
Identifies, solicits and stewards high-end Annual giving donors in conjunction with other development staff as required.
Responsible for the development and implementation for new or expanded Annual Giving programs.
Collaborates with the Office of Integrated Marketing communications to ensure the Annual Giving effectively conveys the College message in synchronization with the broader efforts to brand the College.
Analyzes data about the Annual Giving Program and plans for future enhancements.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism or related fields and a minimum of five years of development experience with an emphasis on Annual Giving, development or a related field. Candidate will have strong written and verbal communications skills, the ability to analyze data, and be willing to make personal solicitation calls.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via U.S. Mail to Saint Mary’s College, Office of Human Resources, 104 Facilities Building, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to increasing racial and ethnic diversity at all levels—students, faculty, and staff—and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Saint Mary's College
Saint Mary's College is a welcoming community of approximately 1,500 students, talented professors, and dedicated staff. We’ve practiced our core values of learning, community, faith, spirituality, and justice for more than 170 years. The College continues to grow and prosper, with approximately 20,000 living alumnae. Saint Mary’s tradition of empowering women with excellent academic programs and spiritual support began with our founding in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Saint Mary's is fully accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Saint Mary’s College ranks among the top 100 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges for 2015 published by U.S. News. Saint Mary's has six nationally accredited academic programs: social work, art, music, teacher education, chemistry, and nursing.