Reporting to the Senior Director of Annual Giving Programs, the
Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving is responsible for
engaging and soliciting current and prospective Parents Council and
Westlands Society leadership annual level donors. The Associate
Director will collaborate with Fund for Sarah Lawrence and
Marketing and Communications colleagues to develop a solicitation
strategy, materials, and messages that encourage membership level
gifts and that are consistent with other fundraising efforts. The
Associate Director will also partner with other frontline
fundraisers to identify prospects for both fundraising programs.
This position is expected to meet with prospects and solicit them
at their home, office, and at other mutually agreed upon locations
that can be outside of normal business hours.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop and closely follow solicitation themes and calendar for all
fiscal year fundraising efforts.
Collaborate with design team, mail house, and colleagues in the
Fund for Sarah Lawrence to develop and execute an annual appeal
strategy for email and direct mail.
Create and execute an annual stewardship plan and identify
additional opportunities as unique College events are
Identify and recruit leadership volunteers who will help with
engagement and fundraising efforts for retaining and acquiring
members in both groups.
Plan and facilitate four annual Parents Council meetings including
two-three meetings that are entirely remote.
Solicit fifty Parents Council and one hundred leadership society
level annual gifts annually and document conversations in Raiser's
Attend Regional events where efforts can benefit attaining
Assist with all aspects of alumni reunion weekend leading up to the
weekend and at reunion weekend as needed.
Attend meetings and other donor and volunteer cultivation events as
needed for annual giving solicitation.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Good organizational and project management skills.
Experience developing direct mail and email solicitation
Excellent written and verbal skills as well as strong computer
skills including knowledge Microsoft Office, client management
software, and web document sharing.
Experience in working effectively with volunteers.
Ability to initiate and carry out duties with minimum
Demonstrated ability to work with the public with a high degree of
diplomacy, confidentiality, and tact.
Ability to work nights and weekends.
Bachelor's degree with 4-6 years of experience in fundraising
Ability to lift items weighing as much as 25 lbs.
This job description is intended as a summary of the primary
responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job
description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an
individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all
qualifications that may be required either now or in the
To apply, visit: https://slc.peopleadmin.com
Sarah Lawrence College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as
one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and
culturally diverse administration, staff and faculty. To that end,
every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity
and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in
accordance with these goals. For information on Sarah Lawrence
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