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Associate Director of Annual Giving

Haverford College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Mar 1, 2024

Haverford College invites applications for our full-time (37.5 hours per week), exempt, benefits-eligible Associate Director of Annual Giving opportunity. 

Haverford Offers Great Benefits: The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes possible work-from-home opportunities, automatic 10% retirement contribution to your retirement account upon eligibility (no match required), a 50% tuition benefit for dependent children upon eligibility, 14 paid holidays (including the week before New Year’s Day off), Health Savings Account contribution of $650 for individuals and$1300 for families (no match required), affordable medical plans, and a beautiful arboretum campus with walking trail and easy public transportation access. Please visit the Benefits page ( for more information.

Work Location

This position will be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, pursuant to the College’s Work Location Policy.

About Institutional Advancement

The next decade will be a time of significant transformation and growth as Haverford approaches the 200th anniversary of its founding in 1833. This is an exciting time to join Haverford’s Institutional Advancement (IA) team – a team whose work helps to strengthen the unique learning experience at the core of the College’s mission. With a people-first, data-driven approach to philanthropy, the IA team builds and stewards relationships with the College’s deep constituency base. Under new leadership and with a focus on the future, the IA team is expanding its impact by leading a comprehensive, multi-faceted campaign aligned with Haverford’s strategic plan, Haverford 2030. As the campaign ramps up, the team is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated philanthropy professionals who want to innovate and usher Haverford College into a new era.

Built upon a Quaker foundation of hands-on, values-based learning, Haverford fosters a transformative, inclusive community of inquisitive students, exceptional faculty, and dedicated staff who are wholly invested in the institution. Haverford instills in its students self-directed leadership and active engagement within the College and beyond, leading to an alumni constituency, including parents, families, friends, and more, who believe deeply in the College’s mission and are committed to Haverford’s long-term success and sustainability in an ever-changing landscape.

About the Position

The Associate Director of Annual Giving is instrumental in ensuring the Annual Giving team develops and implements programs, appeals, challenges, and/or other fundraising efforts that raise over $5 million annually for Haverford. The Annual Giving team works to grow Haverford’s donor base across all constituencies, especially from underrepresented constituent segments such as alumni of color, women, and LGBTQIA+.

Primary Responsibilities for Associate Director

  • Manage an assigned prospective donor portfolio to ensure proper qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects at the $100-$10,000 range
  • Design and implement an Affinity Fundraising program with campus partners:
    • Develop strategies to grow the affinity giving program to include increased emphasis on special project fundraising, staff and faculty fundraising, and other opportunities across the College, engaging prospective and current donors to fund these impactful programs and opportunities
    • Work closely with colleagues to design, implement, and educate others on a robust campaigns and stewardship programs
    • Develop strategies for identifying and optimizing the College’s various affinity groups for making annual gifts to the College
    • Craft communications and timelines for annual appeals related to affinity group giving
    • Analyze advancement data to devise strategies for segmentation and outreach
  • Lead the College’s Annual Giving Days in concert with the digital fundraising campaigns:
    • Manage the execution of three (3) annual giving days at Haverford, including crafting communications and appeals, developing timelines, and partnering with colleagues at the College to identify specific projects for funding as needed
    • Partner with colleagues across IA to ensure content is current, aligned, and inspired and materials, including videos, volunteer resources, print, and digital, are prepared and disseminated
    • Oversee the dissemination of information about various programs and events through cultivated media channels and other digital mediums
    • Analyze advancement data to devise strategies for segmentation and outreach
    • Design an innovative social media strategy to bolster engagement and fundraising for all alumni, working closely with the Assistant Director of Annual Giving to ensure they have the tools and resources to engage young alumni
    • Work closely with GiveCampus and the Advancement Operations team to ensure data integrity is maintained throughout all platforms
  • Support the Reunion and Class Giving Program ensuring achievement of annual goals: 
    • Lead, in collaboration with IA colleagues, the recruitment, training, and management of fundraising volunteers to make direct solicitations to classmates to meet class goals for 3-4 reunion classes
    • Partner with colleagues in determining how best to steward reunion challengers, donors, and volunteers in conjunction with Alumni Weekend
    • Ensure Giving Advocates (volunteers) are aware of responsibilities, priorities, and goals, developing tools and resources they can use to ensure success
  • Other duties as assigned in accordance with the overall goals of the Annual Giving team
  • Programs, strategies, and prospects are allocated to Annual Giving team members based on need and complexity

Line of Report: The Associate Director for Annual Giving reports to the Director of Annual Giving and has no direct reports.

Minimum Qualifications for Associate Director

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • 4 years of overall work experience

Professional Competencies

  • Demonstrated thoughtful and collaborative project management skills, including managing multiple projects at once
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal abilities including using diplomacy and discretion while maintaining confidentiality
  • Effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and mail merge, PowerPoint) and Google Suite (documents, forms, sheets)
  • Experience managing volunteers and/or leading programs
  • Experience in advancement/development/fundraising or direct solicitation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in marketing, outreach and/or direct solicitation strategies
  • Experience working in a college or university setting
  • Technological proficiency in MailChimp (or similar email system), BaseCamp (or other project management system), and Raiser’s Edge

We are aware that some people are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification in the job description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career trajectory, such as having skills and abilities gained outside a classroom context, or an equivalent skill set. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications.

Special Requirements

  • Possession of a valid U.S. Drivers’ License and ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Record check
  • Ability to work some weekends and nights as needed to fulfill responsibilities
  • Ability to travel (<10%)

To Apply: Interested applicants are invited to apply, including a cover letter and resume by visiting The application deadline will be February 27, 2024.  Application review will begin after the deadline has passed. Note: you may be asked to create an account with Workday (Haverford’s application system) prior to submitting your materials.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.

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