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Annual Giving Manager

Chestnut Hill College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 28, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund
Employment Type
Full Time

Reporting to the Chief Communications Officer, the Annual Giving Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Chestnut Hill College Annual Giving Program (Griffin Fund). The Annual Giving Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of the program and will play an active role in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and recognition of individual donors, with responsibility for meeting budget goals.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field required.
  • Three-to-five years of related experience strongly preferred. 
  • Strong communications, creative thinking, and writing skills. 
  • Highly motivated, well organized, and entrepreneurial.
  • Strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Chestnut Hill College.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends, as needed for events and deadlines.
  • Experience and high level of comfort working with a diverse group of individuals (donors, faculty, staff, volunteers, etc.).
  • Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.


In partnership with the Chief Communications Officer and other College stakeholders, the Manager’s essential functions will include: 

  • Design, implementation and growth of the CHC Griffin Fund campaigns including print, email, and other media as appropriate.
  • Write and edit Griffin Fund content for print, web, and social media. Projects may include general promotional materials such as advertisements, flyers, brochures, letters, talking points/speeches, etc.
  • Utilize direct response communication and fundraising tools (direct mail, email, website, and social media) to inform, engage, connect and solicit current, lapsed and prospective donors. Monitor, report, and analyze outcomes.
  • Working with the Communications team, maintain an active level of engagement with all donors. 
  • Working with the Office of Institutional Advancement, maintain and cultivate individual donor records in the donor database.
  • Prepare and execute stewardship efforts to retain and encourage repeat and increased giving year-over-year.
  • Manage efforts of volunteers, provide reporting, solicitation support and training where appropriate, coordinate personal solicitations for the reunion gift committee members
  • In coordination with the Office of Institutional Advancement, manage a prospect pool of donors for solicitations for leadership annual gifts of $500 to $2,500
  • As necessary, assist in planning, staffing, and providing general support for Griffin Fund and other CHC events.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to  No phone calls please.

Currently the College is requiring COVID vaccines for all faculty, staff, and students.  There will be limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons.

Chestnut Hill College has a deep commitment to fostering an inclusive community as a core value. In an effort to support our diverse student body and further the diversity of our faculty and staff, we welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To that end, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups. Chestnut Hill College takes seriously our stance on and will not tolerate discrimination against any individual grounded on their actual or assumed ethnic background, skin color, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, socioeconomic status, age, veteran status, disability, use of guide or support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Following the requirements contained within Title IX, Chestnut Hill College will not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including employment.

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