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
The primary responsibilities of this position are as
- 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
- 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
- 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
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