Director of Reunion Giving Programs
Gettysburg College, in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking an experienced professional for a full-time position as the Director of Reunion Giving Programs. Gettysburg College is a residential undergraduate liberal arts college with enrollment of 2,600 students and 30,000 alumni. Reunion Giving is an essential component of the Annual Giving program which annually raises in excess of $6 million. The preferred candidate joins the team during a time of excitement and promise at the College—our 15th president, Bob Iuliano, is committed to advancing the College’s inspiring mission to prepare students to be effective leaders and socially responsible citizens in a fast-changing world. His ambitious vision for Gettysburg’s future builds on the successes of our past, and promises to provide new philanthropic opportunities from a broad array of prospects.
Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Director of Reunion Giving Programs (Director) is responsible for the leadership and management of a comprehensive reunion fundraising program. Working closely with colleagues in annual giving, leadership giving, gift planning and alumni relations, the Director will lead the identification, recruitment, training and management of reunion volunteers. In addition, the Director will be responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of leadership reunion and Gettysburg Fund prospects.
The Director oversees the identification, recruitment and training of all chairs and committees for each reunion class. Working in coordination with colleagues in Alumni Relations, the Director is responsible for creating and coordinating all communications with reunion volunteers and classes. The Director works with College Advancement colleagues and reunion committees to develop solicitation strategies for leadership prospects during each reunion cycle. The Director works with volunteers and manages a prospect portfolio of approximately 50. The Director is a member of the Annual Giving team and reports to the Director of Annual Giving.
The successful candidate should be able to communicate exceptionally well verbally and in writing; develop relationships with prospects and solicit gifts and commitments; operate in an organized, and creative manner; travel; work as a team leader and member; be goal and achievement oriented; be invested in the use of technology to reach donors and secure gifts, and excel in analytical capabilities. The Director must be able to work outside of normal business hours to assist with Homecoming, Alumni Weekend and other special events. Travel for purposes of meeting with reunion volunteers and prospects is required.
A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three to five years of successful fundraising experience preferably in a higher education setting is required. Experience with development marketing communications and volunteer management is highly desirable. Commitment to the liberal arts is required. Gettysburg College is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to participating in building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community.
Salary is competitive and is complemented by an excellent benefits package.
Application Details: Applicants should apply online at https://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/3621. A cover letter that addresses the candidate’s qualifications and resume must be submitted. Application materials must be received by April 9, 2021.
Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.