Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Marist College
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 10, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title:


Assistant Director of Annual Giving




Annual Fund Office


Job Summary:


Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director actively manages a prospect portfolio with goals to solicit and cultivate individuals for significant annual support, primarily for the Marist Fund. The Assistant Director also works collaboratively with development colleagues to execute fundraising strategies to achieve the goals of the Marist Fund, Parents Giving Campaign, Campus Campaign, and other related campaigns. As a development team member, the assistant director will assist with development events and perform tasks supporting office goals.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • 3 - 5 years' of related work experience


Essential Functions:


  • Conduct 60-75 visits per fiscal year with alumni, parents, and friends. Identifying potential new prospects for cultivation and solicitations to increase giving and secure multi-year pledges to the Marist Fund. Annually Solicit and secure new commitments to the Marist Fund of $2.5k-$30k.
  • Work collaboratively with the director of annual giving to plan and execute fundraising strategies to grow the Marist Fund, Parent Giving campaigns, young alumni, and Campus campaigns which include athletic programs, direct mail, personal solicitations, social and electronic media outreach, and recognition.
  • Collaborating with advancement colleagues, promote and track reunion giving campaigns, including identifying prospects for Marist Fund solicitations.
  • Work collaboratively with the director of annual giving to plan and execute all aspects of the summer student welcome receptions in, but not limited to, Long Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, and California.
  • Works collaboratively with other members of the Marist Fund team; supports events and activities as a member of the alumni/development team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications:


The ideal candidate will have three to five years of experience in annual giving or related fundraising roles in higher education. In addition, the position requires outstanding verbal and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple priorities; creativity; an entrepreneurial spirit; and strong analytical and organizational skills.


Required Application Documents:


Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References




The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:


  • 3 weeks of paid vacation. 4 weeks of paid vacation beginning in the 6th year of employment.
  • Unlimited paid sick time.
  • 14+ paid holidays per year.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
  • Life insurance.
  • Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
  • 403(b) defined contribution plan:
    • First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
    • College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
    • Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
  • 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
  • Tuition Benefits:
    • Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
    • College pays 100% tuition only.
    • Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.

*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.


About the Department/School:


The Advancement Office promotes a culture of philanthropy that attracts vital resources in support of the goals and objectives of the College’s strategic plan and its core educational mission.


The Advancement team accomplishes this by nurturing life-long relationships with and among alumni, parents, trustees, friends, students, faculty, staff and other constituencies; and by communicating regularly with them through meaningful personal contacts, targeted print and web-based publications, and high-impact special events.


About Marist College:


Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit



Equal Employment Statement:


Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.


Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.


Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.


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