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Associate Director, Annual Giving

Rider University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
May 20, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Other Fundraising
Employment Type
Full Time
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Rider University invites applications for an Associate Director of Annual Giving.  The Associate Director will work with the Sr. Director of Development to meet the annual goal for the Annual Fund and will work collaboratively with the Development team to achieve Rider University’s overall fundraising goals. As a member of the Development Team, the Associate Director will work closely with the Sr. Director of Development to solicit, steward, and cultivate donors and will identify, cultivate, and solicit new individual prospects. The Associate Director will take a leadership role in the young alumni engagement and fundraising program, known as BOLD (Broncs of the Last Decade). The Associate Director will also manage all aspects of the University fundraising Phonathon program, ensuring that all pledge, credit card, and pledge fulfillment goals are met in accordance with divisional expectations, and will manage the outsourced Phonathon vendor relationship for the department. The Associate Director will also oversee student fundraising efforts. The Associate Director will work with the Sr. Director and Assistant Director to develop and implement annual giving strategies to meet various department goals and will draft appeals and direct mail pieces as needed. The Associate Director will also build and coordinate electronic communications, including, but not limited to, Net-Community, crowdfunding platform pages, and social media messaging, and will be responsible for building complex Raiser’s Edge queries.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or significant related Development experience)
  • 3-5 years of development (or related, transferable) experience
  • Must be a team player, and be capable of prioritizing own workload independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have exceptional attention to detail, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills, as well as strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills
  • Must have a willingness to work flexible hours including some evenings and occasional weekends (especially during the Phonathon calling campaign)
  • Demonstrated ability working with a diverse population
  • Must possess a command of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated understanding of confidentiality and ethics
  • Must possess experience writing creative copy and have the ability to develop strategic fundraising copy that is in alignment with the University’s vision and key messages
  • Must have the ability to work independently while functioning as part of the University Advancement team
  • Must possess an understanding of information management as well as familiarity with relational databases, designing queries, and creating reports.


The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success. 

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 387 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.       

To apply for position no. 600033, please visit RiderHires at

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity. 


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