Annual Giving, Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship
4 Year Degree
Eastern Nazarene College, a four-year Christian liberal arts college on Boston's south shore, is seeking a Director of Annual Giving responsible for guiding all aspects of the annual giving program. Reporting to the President, the director will work collaboratively with the advancement staff to develop and execute a comprehensive set of strategies that will ensure increasing levels of annual fund support.
Create and implement a comprehensive annual giving strategic plan to solicit gifts from alumni, trustees, employees, parents, and friends of the College. This plan will take into account the need to engage new donors, upgrade existing donors, and inspire alumni participation.
Develop and implement marketing plans, appeals, and campaigns that utilize a variety of communication channels (e.g. web, direct mail, email, social media) and reach all key constituent groups
Write copy for all appeals and communication pieces across all media
Provide oversight and strategic direction to the development of ENC’s giving clubs: President’s Circle, ENC Society, Young Alumni, reunion giving, etc.Identify prospects and develop appropriate solicitation strategies.
Oversee the acknowledgement, stewardship, and recognition of all annual fund donors in ways that facilitate donor retention and upgrade.
Utilize data and donor research in order to assess current strategies, inform new strategies, and increase giving
Be aware of best practices in higher education annual giving and incorporate those practices into our approach.
Conduct a thorough review of current annual giving strategies and recommend needed innovation.
Review giving patterns and identify major donor prospects.
Work collaboratively with the advancement office in developing comprehensive fund-raising and external relations strategies. Support office efforts as requested.
Develop and implement a plan for reporting annual fund progress on a monthly basis.
Communicate the importance of the annual fund to all relevant constituent groups.
Be accountable for meeting revenue goals and keeping expenses within budget
Minimum three years of professional experience in annual giving, preferably in a higher education setting
Commitment to and passion for the educational mission of Eastern Nazarene College
Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, with particular sensitivity to the needs and interests of varied constituencies
Strong Christian commitment and active participation in a church
Excellent analytical skills and high comfort level with data
Strong writing skills
Willingness and ability to develop goals, pursue them with diligence and be held accountable for performance.
High motivation and energy level; positive outlook
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn new software systems
Proficiency in utilization of fundraising data base
Strong organizational and workflow prioritization skills
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
Demonstrated creativity with proven ability to be flexible and adaptable
Please submit your candidacy via email to email@example.com with the title “Director of Annual Giving” in the subject line.Your complete application will include the following in Microsoft Word or .pdf format:
(2) Cover letter
(3) Statement of faith
About Eastern Nazarene College
Eastern Nazarene College is a four-year Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore. ENC offers a breadth of academic programs that prepare students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating the “best in education and the best in Christian faith.” Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. As a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community. Visit www.enc.edu for more information.