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Director of Annual Giving

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 18, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Other Fundraising
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with University of the Pacific in the search for a Director of Annual Giving.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations, the Director of Annual Giving will plan, organize, implement, and evaluate a strategic annual giving program that enhances the overall culture of philanthropy at University of the Pacific. The Director will oversee a comprehensive program that serves as the foundation of future fundraising success by developing and growing a philanthropic connection with alumni, parents, employees, students, and friends. The Director will lead and manage a multi-channel, data-driven approach that includes, but is not limited to, mail, email, phonation, Day of Giving, crowdfunding, student campaigns, and college and alumni specific funds. 

University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked comprehensive university and California’s first chartered institution of higher learning. Established in 1851, Pacific has nearly 6,300 students and 10 schools and colleges across three campuses in northern California. Pacific’s mission is to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities.

Drawing on its rich legacy, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates who are prepared for personal and professional success. Its student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while its distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day. Pacific takes pride in providing the highly personalized and caring educational, social and residential environments of a small college combined with the choices and opportunities of a major comprehensive university.

Pacific enjoys national recognition for its leadership in higher education, consistently ranked among the best national universities, including as a Best Ethnic University (#7), Top Performer on Social Mobility (#39), and Best Value School (#53) by U.S. News & World Report; Best in the West (#18) by The Wall Street Journal; Best Western University by The Princeton Review; and Top Colleges and Universities in the West (#49) by Forbes.

University of the Pacific remains deeply committed to promoting and maintaining a civil community that facilitates opportunities for shared understanding and expression of individual and collective truths. Moreover, it resolves to maintain a community that is respectful of all persons despite differences in age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, philosophical beliefs, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is at least five years of experience in fundraising with progressively responsible management and leadership experience in higher education fundraising, campaigns, and annual giving. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of University of the Pacific and the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

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