Neumann University is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Director of Annual Giving and Leadership Gifts. This position is responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program, including a coordinated direct mail program, a personalized approach to leadership gifts, and the ability to manage 35-50 prospects that will be cultivated and stewarded for annual leadership and eventual major gifts. This position is also responsible for creating a donor relations program, which recognizes and acknowledges our annual giving donors at various giving levels and recognition societies. Primary responsibilities include, yet are not limited to: develop and implement a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, phone/mail, personal visitation and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable relationship and tradition of annual giving and support; maintain, cultivate, and solicit a portfolio of 35-50 donor prospects for the purpose of increased annual and major giving; conduct 10-12 visits per month to ensure the continued connection and cultivation of new donors and prospects in designated portfolio the oversight of all annual giving services, staff, and programs, including phonathons, faculty/staff campaigns, friends, parents, and class campaigns; devise and grow a reunion giving campaign to support annual giving and scholarship programs; prepare written profiles, rating documents, and qualifying lists to support cultivation efforts; assist Vice President of University Advancement with the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of donors, friends, and alumni through various outreach programs for the purpose of increasing philanthropy for the University; manage all aspects of online giving at Neumann University; monitor and coordinate process for online giving opportunities; promote and manage giving events, while also overseeing and managing donor recognition events associated with giving levels and recognition societies; build a volunteer structure that supports annual giving, including a class agent program and a leadership gifts committee; oversee and manage staff/personnel.
Qualifications: A minimum of a bachelor's degree and experience in constituent relations, volunteer management, and fund-raising required; high level computer literacy; knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and ability to use Web-based search tools and applications; experience in institutional advancement and development service particularly annual giving programs, including direct mail and phonathons; must be able to implement and evaluate innovative, results-oriented programs; identification, cultivation, and stewardship of benefactors through donor-centered lens; excellent planning, organizational, written communication and follow-up skills required; strong attention to detail and confidentiality a must; professional interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with the University Community and its constituents. Candidate must possess an appreciation for and congruence with the Franciscan mission of the University.
About Neumann University
Founded in 1965, Neumann is a private, Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition, which emphasizes:
respect for individuals, concern for the environment, and social responsibility. The University offers undergraduate degrees in a broad variety of subjects, three doctoral programs, six master's degree programs, and an accelerated bachelor's degree program for adults. Neumann now fields 24 NCAA athletic teams, is home to eight arts groups, and has three residence halls that accommodate more than 750 students. The student-faculty ratio of 15:1 allows professors to provide the personal attention for which Neumann is famous.