Millikin University is seeking qualified applicants for position of Assistant or Associate Director of Annual Giving in the Alumni and Development Office. Reporting to the Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, this position is responsible for strategic planning, execution, and management of the annual giving program to successfully meet the University’s annual goal. This position seeks to increase annual giving and retention through the management of solicitation efforts – direct mail, electronic communication, phone solicitation, personal contacts, volunteer management, and collaboration with other members of the A&D office, as well as other faculty and staff throughout campus.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to millikin.edu/employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.
Manage and execute direct solicitation of donors to increase their contribution to the University’s annual giving goals.
Manage a list of 25-50 donor prospects; moving them from identification through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship to increase annual fund results.
Manage and execute direct solicitation of various constituent groups to increase the percentage of giving and donor retention.
Manage and track online, recurring, matching, EFT and payroll deduction giving.
Effectively manage University budgeted dollars for annual giving solicitation.
Manage all aspects of the phone solicitation efforts, including relationships with outside vendors. Minimum position qualifications:
One to three years of work in the development field preferred.
Strong knowledge of individual donor fund raising and data management
Results-oriented with commitment to prospect/donor relationship
Outstanding interpersonal skills – be a “people” person – enjoy working and communicating with others
Evidence of personal initiative and follow through
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to plan, evaluate, and improve initiatives to achieve desired results
Knowledge of higher education, Millikin University and Decatur area preferred
Be a competent writer of business communications
Must have valid driver’s license
About Millikin University
The Alumni and Development staff members are dedicated to Millikin University's mission, which is to deliver on the promise of education so our students are prepared for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and personal lives of meaning and value.
Our mission: We understand that an alum's relationship with Millikin can last a lifetime.
Our Alumni Engagement Team works to establish and enhance the bond between alumni and the university. They cultivate communication and fellowship among alumni, encourage alumni support for and service to the university, and support students in the transition to alumni status.
Meanwhile, our Development Team helps ensure that alumni and friends have a chance to participate in the university's mission through the joy of giving in order to help future generations of students thrive.
We work with Marketing and Media Relations to ensure that communications from our office tell the Millikin stories that drive the engagement and support of alumni and friends of the university.
Our vision: To ensure that Millikin students receive the best educational experience possible, now and in the future.