Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
4 Year Degree
The Office of Advancement at Wittenberg University is recruiting for an Assistant/Associate Director of Leadership Giving. The university has launched the quiet phase of a five-year, $100 million comprehensive campaign with the expectation of a public phase beginning in 2020, the 175th anniversary year of the university's founding. The Assistant/Associate Director will work directly with a portfolio of prospective donors to attract gift commitments of $10,000 and higher for the campaign. The position will be filled at the Assistant or Associate Director level depending upon candidates' experience and qualifications.
The position requires experienced, energetic and detailed self-starters who can creatively invite Wittenberg alumni and friends to invest in the present and future funding priorities of the University. Successful candidates will engage key volunteer leaders, board members, senior administration and faculty members as appropriate to maximize fundraising success for the University.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Determining engagement strategies for a portfolio of 125-150 individual alumni and friends to make outright and planned gifts of $10,000 and above.
Stewarding and involving current donors to retain and increase their support while seeking opportunities to develop new donors for campaign priorities.
Communicating with donors, in person and through print and electronic channels, to promote giving opportunities and campaign progress.
Coordinating donor visits and small events as appropriate for Wittenberg's President and other key University representatives.
As part of the leadership gifts team, developing gift proposals and strategizing individual donor involvement to further philanthropic relationships among donors and Wittenberg University.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities include:
A bachelor's degree and 2 to 5 years of relevant experience in advancement for higher education or a related field.
Ability to travel to meet with donors, and effective interpersonal and communication skills to guide donors through the "moves management" process.
A balance of independence and team membership to function successfully in an ambitious, small-shop advancement environment.
Ability to articulate the relevance and importance of Wittenberg University's educational mission as a Lutheran-inspired, small liberal arts institution with a rich 175-year history and a promising future.
Personal passion for philanthropy, and the ability to inspire donors to support Wittenberg's mission at all levels, ultimately resulting in successful completion of the comprehensive campaign.
Experience in corporate, foundation and/or planned giving is desirable.
Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
As part of the application process, applications will be asked to upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.
1. Resume 2. Cover letter 3. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references.
If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.
Internal Number: 108773
About Wittenberg University
Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati. Please visit our website at www.wittenberg.edu.