Associate Director of Annual Giving

Employer
Northeastern Illinois University
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 1, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund
Fields
Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate Director of Annual Giving
Office of Development
Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University, located in Chicago, Illinois, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Associate Director of Annual Giving.

The Associate Director of Annual Giving reports to the Director of Development, and will serve as a major fundraising officer in the department. The Associate Director will work with faculty, staff, volunteers and senior administration to develop, lead, and enhance multichannel annual giving strategies, including but not limited to: a focus on new avenues for increasing donor participation, engaging new and younger donors through e-campaigns, and increasing average gift amounts. The Associate Director will collaborate with Institutional Advancement staff to develop and execute avenues for online giving acquisition, particularly through digital channels including social media and e-campaigns.

Full-Time, Continuing Position

Position Responsibilities: The Associate Director of Development will develop, lead, and enhance multichannel annual giving strategies, including but not limited to: a focus on new avenues for increasing donor participation, engaging new and younger donors through e-campaigns, and increasing average gift amounts.

The Associate Director will collaborate with Institutional Advancement staff to develop and execute avenues for online giving acquisition, particularly through digital channels including social media and e-campaigns. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in fundraising within the context of higher education and for candidates who hold an advanced degree and / or fundraising certification with organizations such as the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the Lilly School of Philanthropy and Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Other critical responsibilities for the Associate Director of Annual Giving include: drives commitments to completion on time and with quality.

  • Plan, develop and execute a strategic plan of action, with objectives, timelines and evaluation plans, for the University's annual giving program, which will include identification, cultivation and solicitation of annual gifts from alumni, friends, faculty and staff;
  • Design and conduct mass solicitation programs via direct mail, student caller programs, and online giving, ensuring that gifts of this nature are renewed;
  • Implement monthly giving and mid-level donor programs in coordination with the Manager of Donor Engagement and •Events, to ensure donors are properly recognized;
  • Oversee the faculty and staff annual fundraising campaign, identifying, recruiting, soliciting and training employee volunteers, working with the Director of Development and NEIU's Marketing and Communications staff to craft a university-wide communication plan about the campaign and providing timely updates and recognition to university employees.
  • Plan and manage crowdfunding campaigns, especially for Giving Tuesday and the University's annual spring day of giving, including special project selection and content gathering, campaign strategy, and training;
  • Implement monthly giving and mid-level donor programs in coordination with the Director of Development and Manager of Donor Engagement and Events
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of major and annual giving prospects with no less than 50 prospects with a gift range of $1,000 to $5,000;
  • Develop, implement and manage a stewardship program in concert with the Manager of Donor Engagement and Events directed at upgrading individual donors;
  • Develop and implement a plan of reporting annual giving needs, progress and impact to the university and external constituents, in the context of the University's strategic plan. Serve as an advocate for NEIU annual giving programs to staff, faculty and potential donors. Ensure the timely and consistent production of monthly and year-to-date reports.
  • Work with Advancement Services and the Manager of Donor Engagement and Events to foster the growth of best practices in the supporting areas of gift processing, data management and donor relations as related to annual giving and the Foundation;
  • Remain current on annual giving trends and strategies, including social media and other digital fundraising tactics;
  • Collaborate on annual fundraising and stewardship events;
  • Other project management and Associate Director duties as assigned.

About Northeastern Illinois University:

Northeastern Illinois University's Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University has three additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Regarded as the most diverse university in the Midwest, Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education; a minimum of four years of progressive fundraising experience, preferably including management of annual fund programs, special events, stewardship programs and individual giving programs, preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization); knowledge of the fundraising cycle; ability to manage multiple projects in a complex environment; knowledge of constituent relations software with preference for Raiser's Edge.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, sick and vacation days, the participation in the State Universities Retirement System.

To Apply:

In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), you must submit the following and send all documents as a single PDF document to j-gunn1@neiu.edu, noting the job title in the subject line. Do NOT apply for this position using any online job platforms - your submission will not be complete.

  • A cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for this position
  • Current Resume
  • Three (3) current professional references
  • Employment Application
  • Statement of Annuitant Status
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for on-campus interviews.

In addition to the links provided above for the Employment Application (fillable) and Statement of Annuitant Status, you can also obtain these forms at the NEIU Office of Human Resources, Bernard Office Building (BOB), 5555 N. Bernard Street, Chicago, IL 60625, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University's positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.

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