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Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Gettysburg College
Pennsylvania, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Aug 5, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Gettysburg College is seeking an experienced professional for a full-time position in the College Advancement division as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving. Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director is responsible for developing strategies and executing programs to increase young alumni support for the Gettysburg Fund which raises $4 million annually. In addition, this position works closely with the Director of Annual Giving to execute digital campaigns that complement the overall Annual Giving strategy. Gettysburg College is a residential undergraduate liberal arts college with enrollment of 2,600 students and 30,000 alumni. 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.

The primary responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate a strategic plan to increase the number of BOLD (‘Burgians of the Last Decade) donors.
  • Oversee overall fundraising and volunteer management of the 5th, 10th, and 15th reunion classes.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of approximately 75-100 reunion and non-reunion alumni for Gettysburg Fund gifts annually.
  • Ensure a high volume of prospect and donor interactions that build stronger, sustainable relationships through face-to-face, phone and written communications.
  • Serve as the Annual Giving liaison to the BOLD Council (’Burgians of the Last Decade).
  • Strategize opportunities to increase membership in the Young Alumni Cupola Society through direct appeals, personal outreach and creative stewardship.
  • Work closely with the Director of Annual Giving to plan and execute digital campaigns (ex. email and social media) that complement the overall Annual Giving communications strategy.
  • In collaboration with Communications & Marketing, develop and execute social media campaigns during the end of calendar year, the Gettysburgives Challenge and the end of fund year.

The successful candidate should be able to communicate exceptionally well verbally and in writing; develop relationships with prospects and solicit gifts and commitments; manage multiple projects simultaneously; work effectively as a team leader and member, and be goal and achievement oriented. The Assistant Director must be able to work outside of normal business hours to assist with the Homecoming, Alumni Weekend and other special events. Travel for purposes of meeting with BOLD Council members, reunion volunteers, and prospects is required.

A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of one year of related experience is required. A background in higher education or non-profit fundraising and experience with volunteer management is preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience with digital marketing and social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. 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 A cover letter that addresses the candidate’s qualifications and resume must be submitted. Application materials must be received by Friday, August 13, 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.

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