Associate Director of Annual Giving

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Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 07, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Director of Annual Giving


Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) is an independent, residential, liberal arts institution with roughly 1,700 students. Nestled between three metropolitan areas (Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis), the Bloomington-Normal community is home to four institutions of higher education, numerous eateries, activities, and civic engagement opportunities.  Through the promotion and affirmation of diversity in all its forms, IWU creates a campus environment where students, faculty and staff will engage people from different backgrounds and encounter a plurality of experiences.


The University’s Office for Advancement invites applications for the full-time, on-campus position of Associate Director of Annual Giving.  This position supports the development, maintenance and growth of the Annual Giving Program utilizing a diverse channel of communications.  The purpose of this work is to identify and implement creative solutions to increase alumni and constituent giving and participation.



    Develops, manages and coordinates a multi-channel approach to cultivation, solicitation, education and stewardship of all constituents.  Lead all facets of the Student Call Center program:
      Create and implement exciting and innovative strategies to grow the Call Center volume.  Set, monitor and report on goals for individuals, time periods and the overall program.  Manage student employees
    Supports programmatic strategies within the Annual Giving Program:
      Provides leadership to auxiliary programs of the Annual Giving program such as Giving Circles, Matching Gifts program and Thank-A-Giver Day.  Increase Leadership Giving prospects through management of Leadership Giving portfolios and programming.  In partnership with all Advancement staff, serve as a leader in planning and implementation of University branded Giving Days and crowd fundraising events
    Analyze and report on data in regards to donor segmentation and progress toward goals
      Monitor and react to donor behaviors utilizing industry best practices.  Maintain consistent segmentation of donors for the purposes of consistency and maintenance. Support ongoing data management and analysis including but not limited to pulling and auditing reports and statistics




  • Bachelor’s degree is required.


    Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in advancement.  Candidates with a track record of success in goal oriented positions will be considered. Excellent communication skills--oral, written, and listening. Strong people and relationship-building skills with constituents from a variety of backgrounds and a range of generations.   Travel as necessary to support events, programs and activities Valid US driver's license.


Application Information:

Please download the application at  Feel free to also include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  In addition to the aforementioned materials, applicants should provide a one-page statement describing their understanding of inclusion and how their experiences have prepared them to contribute to the IWU commitment of building a diverse and inclusive environment.  


Review of complete applicant materials will begin immediately and the position is open until filled.  The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation. 


Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL  61701 

Fax:  309-556-1710 (please use cover sheet)

Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at


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