Director, Annual Giving

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Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland State University

Director, Annual Giving

Position Description: Plans, executes and manages a comprehensive multi-channel annual giving program that includes leadership annual giving, giving day, crowdfunding, direct mail, email and social media communication and solicitation strategies. Oversees partnership with phone center vendor. Builds, maintains and serves as a primary prospect manager for a portfolio leadership annual giving prospects with annual goals for personal visits and giving outcomes. Interacts professionally with all internal and external customers using strong interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and five years progressively responsible and successful fundraising experience in a higher education or non-profit, which must include experience in annual giving initiatives. Demonstrated knowledge of the role of annual giving and its challenges. Strong analytical skills including the ability to analyze trends from quantitative and qualitative data and benchmark across like organizations. Demonstrated skill in organization and implementation of annual giving initiatives. Strong written, verbal, interpersonal communication and public relations skills. Experience managing and motivating development professionals, support staff and volunteers, and a proactive style of leadership that encourages teamwork. Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously. Ability to relate to a diverse stakeholder group. Excellent understanding of computer and constituent software utilized in development operations. Ability to work a flexible schedule. Valid driver’s license and ability to establish driver eligibility under the University’s Motor Vehicle Policy.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing or business. Six+ years experience managing annual giving campaigns. Experience in higher education fundraising. Experience in developing/executing crowdfunding and giving days for institutions of higher education, like institutions or non-profits.

Application Information: Applications will be exclusively accepted online at https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/9178. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Application Deadline July 1, 2018. Review Begins July 2, 2018.

Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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