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Manager of Prospect Research (FULL TIME)
Hiram College | Hiram, OH | Posted January 18, 2019
Hiram College’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development invites applications for a Manager of Prospect Research.
Responsibilities include: providing detailed information and evaluation of prospective and current donors; maintaining research files on prospect pool; interacting extensively with frontline fundraisers on issues regarding prospect management; assisting with the development of prospect strategies; preparing candidate profiles and other reports for board meetings; updating research strategies and techniques as new tools and software become available; working with Systems Analyst in IT to design data reports which facilitate easy retrieval of prospect data; conducting and overseeing special projects such as data mining and wealth screenings; assisting with travel planning by proactively identifying prospects in distant locations; and performing other duties as assigned.
Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a related field, one to three years of experience in donor research or development field, proficiency with computer applications including Ellucian Banner and the Microsoft Suite, experience with donor research software, and knowledge of higher education fundraising is a plus. Other requirements including excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to analyze and report information in a clear and concise manner, strong organizational and time-management skills, attention to detail, high degree of professional confidentiality, and proficiency in determining the quality, reliability, and accuracy of data sources.
The chosen candidate will be committed to fostering a closer relationship between the Hiram alumni and their alma mater and to helping achieve the financial goals of Hiram College. This is a full-time 12-month position reporting to the Vice President of Alumni Relations and Development. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names of references. Please identify the position title in the subject line when applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Hiram College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Excellence through Diversity.
Major Gift Officer (FULL TIME)
Allegheny College | Meadville, PA | Posted January 15, 2019
Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Major Gift Officer. The position is a full time exempt position reporting to the Director of Development and Major Gifts. Allegheny alumni and friends have supported the College for more than two centuries and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs works to continually engage, inspire and call on our constituents to serve the College in a way that is most meaningful for them.
The position of Major Gift Officer (MGO) will focus on engaging and reconnecting alumni, parents and friends to the College through personal, professional and philanthropic involvement, and implement strategies that help secure gifts of $50,000 or more for the College. This successful individual will have expertise in building and managing relationships and meaningful engagement opportunities with a goal of raising $1-$2 million per year in cash, pledges and commitments to Allegheny College to support the initiatives put forward by the Board of Trustees and leadership of the College.
The successful candidate must be willing to meet challenging goals and must be capable of making significant, professional contributions to a happy and experienced team. The Major Gift Officer (MGO) will manage relationships with assigned prospective donors and be responsible for an assigned territory. He/she will also help identify and qualify new prospective donors, including alumni, parents and friends of the College. Extensive travel is required, with a minimum of 125 face to face visits per year as a goal. A gift officer who covers the territory where he/she lives, not using Meadville as a home base may be considered.
A successful candidate should have at least five years of professional fundraising experience raising the highest level of philanthropic gifts at an organization (preferably five or six figures and above); at least five years of professional fundraising experience in higher education; an advanced degree; experience working in other advancement departments such as donor relations and stewardship, donor communications and/or alumni relations.
One of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny College is known nationally as a place where students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel. In its 2018 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top six Most Innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country. In its 2019 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top 30 most innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.
The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 46 states [plus AE, AP, DC, GU, PR, VI] and 65 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
Director of Annual Giving (FULL TIME)
Oberlin College | Oberlin, OH | Posted January 8, 2019
The Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at Oberlin College seeks applications for the position of Director of Annual Giving who will be responsible for managing an effective, comprehensive annual giving program, which raises approximately $4 million annually.
Responsibilities: This individual is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and initiatives that identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual gifts from current and prospective Oberlin Annual Fund donors to ensure both a strong base of ongoing annual financial support and a high level of alumni participation. This is a full-time, 12-month, Administrative and Professional Staff position in the Division of Development and Alumni Affairs, which will report to the Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving and work closely with colleagues in Alumni Relations, Gift Planning, Major Gifts, Parent & Family Giving, as well as with alumni and other volunteers.
The Alumni Relations and Annual Giving (ARAG) team is comprised of alumni relations staff and annual giving officers who work collaboratively to boost constituent engagement and retention, raise annual funds, manage strategic alumni events and services, and support Oberlin College’s global alumni association.
Essential Job Functions
● In coordination with the Vice President of Development & Alumni Affairs and Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, develop and implement strategies to grow the Fund, with a particular focus on unrestricted giving.
● Maintain overall responsibility for all annual fund components including general mail solicitation, online giving initiatives, regional and affinity fundraising, cultivation and recognition events, senior class giving, student phoners, and the matching gift program.
● Manage a portfolio of assigned prospects, as well as identify new prospects, in order to cultivate, solicit, and close leadership annual gifts.
● Manage and coach direct reports and coordinate fundraising and engagement efforts across a collaborative Alumni Relations and Annual Giving team. Train and supervise staff to cultivate and solicit prospects where appropriate.
● Commit to national travel for personal visitation with leadership annual giving prospects for the purposes of cultivation, stewardship, volunteer recruitment, and solicitation.
● Work with other division staff, primarily in the Major Gifts and Gift Planning offices, to plan strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors for deferred and major gifts when such an interest is discovered or suspected.
● Partner with colleagues in Parent & Family Giving on unrestricted giving to general operations, the Parents Fund, and for scholarship support.
● Identify, recruit, train, and motivate volunteers to participate in annual fund solicitation.
● Lead collaborative partnership with alumni volunteer leaders on the Alumni Leadership Council and volunteer leaders recruited to support the Oberlin Annual Fund.
● Oversee development of comprehensive annual solicitation plans and produce detailed update reports on annual giving activities. Set class fundraising goals and determine strategies for successful reunion giving programming.
● Maintain and enhance donor recognition, retention, and stewardship efforts.
● Maintain and enhance relationships within the College with colleagues in areas most closely linked to annual giving, as well as other departments, faculty, students, alumni and volunteers.
● Think critically, strategically and creatively about the tasks and progress of the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Team’s efforts.
● Other related duties as assigned.
● Bachelor’s degree is required.
● Minimum five years professional experience in development, with a preference for direct experience in annual giving and a track record of successful fundraising.
● Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and manage an annual giving program, including prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation activities.
● A desire to be part of a successful, dynamic leadership team, possess excellent staff management skills; and be a collaborative team builder.
● Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well in a team setting and with all constituents of the College, with particular attention to sensitive and diplomatic handling of matters. Discretion in dealing with confidential information.
● Excellent written and oral communications skills.
● Demonstrated experience recruiting, managing and/or working with volunteers.
● Personal initiative and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, to set priorities, and follow-through on projects. Experience developing project budgets and monitoring expenditures.
● Strong customer service orientation and dedication to the success of the team.
● Demonstrated organizational skills: ability to generate novel and creative approaches to problem solving and ability to respond appropriately to pressure, deadlines, and changes in priorities and schedules.
● Interest in and commitment to liberal arts education.
● Flexible schedule to permit evening and weekend hours, including occasional out-of-town travel, and to adjust to peak periods in the workflow.
● Appreciation for the value of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the Oberlin College community.
● Experience working with committees and boards.
● Computer experience with Microsoft Office products and database management systems preferred.
● Knowledge of or ability to learn Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge
To apply: http://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/7334
Compensation: Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.