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Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship

Cleveland Institute of Art
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 3, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Fundraising Administration, Membership
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Cleveland Institute of Art invites applications for the position of Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship. The Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship reports to the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement and the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and External Relations. The Director will oversee the responsibilities of the Database Specialist and work closely with staff from other departments, including the Business Office, to ensure the efficient and accurate processing of donations and memberships. Responsibilities include planning, implementing and overseeing a comprehensive annual giving program to attract broad support for CIA. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent attention to detail, strong team orientation, and the ability to develop a superb and efficient donor and stewardship program that will greatly impact CIA.

  ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES · Develop and execute all donor recognition and cultivation events to support needs of the fundraising operation · Regularly correspond with donors and prospective donors on behalf of the College and provide effective stewardship of existing donors. · Oversee and monitor the work of the Database Specialist in ensuring that donor and member records are current and accurate. · Produce donor reports for major campaigns and special fundraising projects, including schedule of individual pledge payments and reminders · Monitors the fulfillment of donor’s wishes and ensures successful internal communication within and outside the Office of Institutional Advancement · Oversee gift processing and database functions to ensure consistent, high-quality interactions between CIA and all of its donor segments · Event planning includes, but is not limited to: coordinating retrieval of mailing list and invitation production; determining and coordinating Institutional Advancement staffing needs for events; drafting speaker remarks and briefings; and conducting event follow-up activities. · Serves as a prospect manager to develop cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for assigned donors in the $500 - $5,000 range, as well other prospects as assigned   Essential Knowledge and Skill Requirements · Database skills required · Excellent written and oral communication skills · Excellent time management and organizational skills · Extensive knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising software preferred · Experience managing professional staff in an advancement operation · Excellent knowledge of fundraising ethics and best practices with regard to gift processing and honor relations · Bachelor’s degree; Minimum of five years of experience in the development department of an educational institution or other nonprofit organization   Compensation This is a full-time exempt position. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Cleveland Institute of Art offers a benefit package including; vacation, sick, personal time accrual as well as additional time off while the college is closed during winter break; health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, 403B retirement contribution, tuition remission, free campus parking, and inter-museum council discounts.   Review of applicants will begin January 17, 2022 and will continue until position is filled     CIA Vaccination Requirement Notice Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to protecting our students, employees, and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the state of Ohio, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a variety of public health authorities and professional organizations, CIA has implemented a vaccination requirement policy for its students and employees.   All employees are required to receive the Covid-19 vaccination as determined by CIA and provide proof of their fully vaccinated status upon hire.   Reasonable Accommodation: Employees in need of an exemption from this policy requirement due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious or moral belief must request a Request for Exemption form from Human Resources to begin the interactive accommodation process after an official offer of employment is accepted. Accommodations will be considered and/or granted where they do not cause CIA undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.   Please direct any questions regarding this notice to Human Resources at   ABOUT CIA The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation's leading accredited independent colleges of art and design. Since 1882, the college has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, producing graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, photographers, contemporary craftsmen and educators.   With approximately 600 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 15 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers—recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 10 prettiest communities in the country.   EEO Statement Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, CIA complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.
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