Associate/Senior Associate Director of Leadership
The Associate/Senior Associate Director of Leadership Giving
will be responsible for the active management of leadership gift
prospects as assigned. The Associate/Senior Associate Director’s
portfolio of approximately 150 prospects will have the capacity to
make gifts of $100,000 or more. The Associate/Senior Associate
Director will be responsible for moving prospects through the donor
engagement process: identification, cultivation, solicitation and
stewardship. In addition, they will be assigned to lead or co-lead
a special campaign fundraising initiative.
The Trinity College Advancement department is committed to
creating a community of belonging, acceptance, respect, and
understanding of differences for our alumni, parents and friends.
Reflecting this commitment, the department has committed to
ensuring that our programming serves all members of our community,
providing a safe and engaged environment for our constituents in
which they can respectfully exchange ideas, collaborate, and meet
together, that our presentations reflect the tremendous diversity
of our community, and that we ensure appropriate representation
across all of our core volunteer groups and volunteer
Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing
demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse,
representing 48 states and 71 countries, with 23 percent U.S.
students of color. More than 90 percent of students live on campus.
Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal
arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn.
With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91
graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic
profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular
program. We consider our location in a culturally and
socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most
distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our
surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations
throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts
college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to
be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward Trinity alumni,
parents, and friends as assigned who are capable of making
leadership-level commitments to the College. Raise $1+ million
annually in restricted/capital gifts, gifts to Annual Giving
purposes, and planned gifts.
- Work closely with colleagues across the campus to set donor
strategy with a focus on soliciting and closing leadership gifts of
$100,000 and above
- Develop and grow relationships with leadership gift prospects
through phone, email, video call and face-to-face meetings
- Collaborate with colleagues on key reunion classes, special
campaign initiatives, and annual giving.
- Assist in obtaining hosts, staffing and executing advancement
events, both on and off campus and virtually.
- Complete all assigned reporting including: travel plans,
itineraries, contact reports, expense reports and monthly status
reports in a timely manner.
- Attend and actively contribute to staff and departmental
meetings, as scheduled.
- Remain informed about the mission of the College, including its
history, academic programs, current activities and policies.
- Write donor proposals, presidential briefings and gift
documentation with precision and in a timely fashion.
- Meet mutually agreed upon performance expectations.
- Some evening and weekend work required.
- Must be willing to travel regularly, and have the ability and
personality to relate comfortably to a sophisticated and diverse
alumni and parent constituency.
- Must demonstrate empathy, and must value and foster behaviors
that support a diverse college community.
- A bachelor’s degree is required, as well as three or more years
of successful leadership-level front-line fundraising, preferably
- Well-developed written and oral communication skills are
essential, as well as genuine and sincere interest and ability to
interact with a broad range of constituents.
- Ability to problem solve, to create and implement prospect
strategies, and to engage with campus partners is required.
- Must be self-driven, highly organized, flexible, and able to
successfully manage multiple priorities.
- Must be a team player with a highly developed sense of
integrity and work ethic.
- Evidence of a commitment to a liberal arts education and
mission through actual or volunteer experience preferred.
- Computer fluency including Microsoft Office Suite, donor
database software, and query tools is needed.
- Experience in a higher education or academic setting.
- Experience with PeopleSoft and/or CRM systems
- Plus Delta Discipline of Frontline Fundraising training
- Comprehensive knowledge of Trinity College’s mission and
To apply online, visit https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/2458
Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action