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Director of the Annual Fund

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Calendar Year (12-Month), Advancement & University Relations



Manages a comprehensive annual fund program to maximize solicitations and contributions from alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff, and other constituents


Essential Job Functions:

  • Manages the annual giving operations plan to maximize giving and participation levels as well as encourage renewal and upgrading of gifts
  • Conceptualizes themes for appeals, messaging and content of printed materials, and verbal scripts
  • Oversees targeting and segmenting materials to various groups in the constituent base
  • Communicates effectively and regularly to internal and external constituencies as to the progress, success and results of annual fund activities
  • Prepares direct mail solicitations, coordinates and participates in telemarketing efforts and directs internet giving methods
  • Identifies and develops new sources for support
  • Manages the annual fund program and oversees recognition of annual fund donors
  • Prepares and monitors departmental budget
  • Supervises and develops the department staff, facilitating professional opportunities to improve individual capability and managing performance against job accountabilities, department goals and established university, campus and department policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree
  • Moderate amount of experience working in direct fundraising, data analysis, relationship management or in other related work


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in business management or a related field of study
  • Experience working in development within a higher education environment
  • Experience with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge


Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

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