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Associate Director, Alumni & Annual Philanthropy - (3207)

Institute of International Education
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Other Fundraising, Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Administration, Other Programs, Program Administration and Management
Advocacy, Education, International, Other Fields
Salary Band
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description:

IIE is looking for someone who is excited to engage our IIE alumni and can lead a suite of annual giving solicitations. The philanthropy team is a tight knit, collaborative, can-do team. We move fast and take the donor experience seriously. You will develop and execute strategies for direct mail and email appeals, along with crowdfunding and social media giving campaigns with the goal of increasing the number of annual fund donors and retaining donors year over year. Ideally, you would have experience in and enthusiasm for planned giving marketing.  You will also have the opportunity to build out our alumni strategy. This will be a short and long-term plan to engage alumni of privately funded IIE programs and initiatives by identifying and defining key alumni segments, developing communication plans and programming ideas for these groups.

Essential Functions:

Creates and implements multi-year plans, and measures strategies for multi-channel fundraising appeals.

Executes appeals via direct mail, email, crowdfunding, and social media.

Collaborates across departments including Program teams, Communications, Marketing, the Office of the President and external venders to design and integrate fundraising and engagement messages.

Assists in developing and implementing IIE’s overall fundraising strategy, including setting PO goals and objectives.

Ideates and implements strategy to engage IIE alumni of privately-funded programs and initiatives.

Leads all communication with alumni including emails, newsletters and other campaigns for the purpose of capturing data, sharing alumni impact stories, engaging and recognizing alumni, and soliciting alumni.

Builds and monitors the IIE alumni database.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience in Philanthropy or 9 years’ experience within a Philanthropy Office.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated success managing annual funds for a non-profit

History of experience with engaging alumni or other affiliated groups that closely identify with the organization.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Demonstrated ability to craft compelling messages

Familiarity with planned giving marketing and vehicles is preferred

To help promote and ensure the safety of our employees and those we work with, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees that have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.

Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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