Director of Annual Giving

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Malone University

The Malone University, Office of Advancement, is conducting a search for a full-time Director of Annual Giving. The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for all aspects of fundraising for the annual fund, working toward a dollar and participation goal established by the Vice President of the Office of Advancement and approved by the Cabinet members. This person will interact with internal and external constituencies including donors, alumni, parents, friends, volunteers, and students.  The director’s primary responsibility is the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program, collaborating with other team members to promote the educational opportunities and outcomes provided by Malone University – the Malone experience – to prospective contributors.  The director develops, implements, and evaluates for effectiveness a coordinated matrix of engagement and solicitation strategies through the utilization of direct mail, e-solicitations, online giving, phonathon and personal visitation all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support. In addition, the director will foster the growth of high impact practices as related to annual giving and the University as a whole. The director has a keen appreciation for annual, repeatable giving as the enabling component of a successful advancement operation. The director provides strategic direction and long-range/short-range planning for all these areas in the context of growing the annual giving program while supporting the greater advancement and A Bolder Vision campaign goals. The director is responsible for ensuring that the University is a leader among peers as measured externally in terms of total dollars, percentage participation, consistency of giving, and average gift size.   Must exhibit a personal understanding of, and operate in concert with the Foundational Principles, Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan of the University.  A bachelor’s degree is required, master’s degree preferred. Five years of fund raising experience and a working knowledge of fund raising principles (i.e. moves management) are essential; experience in fund raising in higher education is preferred. Substantial weight will be given to candidates with a proven track record of having successfully managed an institutional Annual Giving Fund at an institution of higher education.  Evening, weekend and overnight commitments will be necessary at times. A full job description can be viewed on the Malone University website under Employment. Send a cover letter, faith statement and resume with three references to the attention of the Associate VP, Human Resources and Facilities Management at

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