Full Job Description
The Assistant/Associate Director of Development (ADOD) will be a part of the fundraising team at Wittenberg University and report directly to the Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Operations. In collaboration with colleagues, the ADOD will focus on building a successful pipeline of leadership annual and major gift donors as part of Wittenberg's current $100 million comprehensive campaign.
Essential functions include but are not limited to:
Determine engagement strategies for a portfolio of 125-150 individual alumni and friends to make annual and major gift asks of $10,000 and above.
Conduct all stages of the gift solicitation process: qualify, cultivation, solicitation, negotiation, and stewardship.
Attain annual dollar and visit goals (both individual and team goals) as determined in collaboration with Advancement Leadership.
Develop a pipeline of donors/prospects in the $1k-$5k annual gift range, soliciting them for upgrades, multi-year commitments, and major gift asks of $25k+.
Develop and maintain relationships with faculty, administrators and staff associated with specific programs relevant to assigned prospects.
Steward current donors to retain and increase their support while seeking opportunities to develop new donors for campaign priorities.
Communicate with donors, in person and through print and electronic channels, to promote giving opportunities and campaign progress.
Coordinate donor visits and small events, as appropriate, for Wittenberg's President and other key University representatives.
Develop gift proposals and strategy for individual donor involvement to further philanthropic relationships among donors and Wittenberg University.
Perform other relevant duties as assigned such as special projects, programs, developmental activities, etc.
A bachelor's degree.
2-4 years of fundraising experience (within higher education preferred).
Demonstration of excellent interpersonal skills, planning, organizational and communication skills.
Proficiency with technology including Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, etc.).
A valid driver's license is required; must meet required insurance qualifications found in Wittenberg Motor Pool policies and procedures.
Ability to work special events.
Ability to travel (up to 25% of the time).
Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.
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The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
To apply, please set-up an account in our online recruiting system and upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.
Name, address, and phone number of three professional references.
If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.