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Annual Giving Manager

The FIU Foundation is seeking qualified applicants to manage and assist with the planning, development, and execution of the FIU annual giving projects, programs and activities to ensure the department meets its goals. The Annual Giving Manager will lead the annual giving offices efforts related to donor recognition, vendor management, and direct mail and digital fundraising strategy. As a direct report to the DIrector of Loyalty & Participation, the incumbent will supervise an Annual Giving Associate(s) and collaborate continuously and establishes rapport with various university team including Technology, Data Services, Donor Relations, Communications, and External Affairs teams to regulate cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual giving donors.

Additional performance expectations include:

  • Manages and implements special annual giving projects, programs, and events. Includes creating announcement materials, tracking participation, making arrangements for event and program facilities, catering, setup/breakdown, equipment, and presenters.
  • Develop coordinated communication and solicitation strategies involving mail, direct mail, email, phone, face-to-face visits, and fundraising volunteers.
  • Works with Development Technologies and gift processing, in conjunction with Director, to oversee data and reporting for Annual Giving. Prepare regular fundraising reports including, but not limited to, weekly, monthly, annual, and Board reports.
  • Identifies best annual fund practices in the areas of direct mail and works with annual giving team to implement measurable and effective strategies to maximize annual giving revenue.
  • Manages scope, schedule, cost, quality, risks and communications (including progress and status updates) for all Annual Giving and Leadership Annual Giving initiatives and/or projects.
  • Manages the departmental budget, vendor relations, and travel for the departments staff.
  • Coordinates and ensures that accurate, effective, and timely acknowledgement, donor stewardship and recognition, and renewal systems are in place. Evaluates effectiveness and reports results regularly.
  • Help to identify potential major gift prospects through database analysis and donor engagement. Regularly evaluate strategies, prospecting, segmenting, recognition, and stewardship.
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of the ROI on all annual giving activities and makes recommendations on how to grow donors and dollars in a cost effective manner.
  • Manages the execution of direct mail, phone, and electronic solicitations through targeted segmentations to achieve set annual goals for dollars and donors for the University.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and four (4) years' experience in community relations, not for profit, fundraising environment and/or related organization with one (1) year of experience in annual giving/ fundraising.


***Please apply through and search for Job ID: 526555***

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