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Director of Annual Giving

Coastal Carolina University
South Carolina, United States
$45,530.00 - $82,000.00
Closing date
Mar 22, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time



Are you passionate about advancing education and fostering a culture of philanthropy? Coastal Carolina University is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to fill the role of Director of Annual Giving. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Advancement & Alumni Engagement, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our institution's fundraising efforts.


Why Join Us:

Coastal Carolina University offers a dynamic and supportive environment where you can make a meaningful impact on the lives of students and the future of our institution. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to lead innovative fundraising initiatives and contribute to the advancement of education.




  • Oversee all aspects of the university’s annual giving initiatives, including email and direct mail solicitations, faculty and staff giving, Giving Teal Tuesday (CCU’s 24-hour day of giving), alumni membership drives, and various other appeals.
  • Lead a team of two annual giving professionals, providing guidance and support to ensure the successful execution of fundraising programs.
  • Spearhead the development, design, execution, and assessment of a comprehensive year-round fundraising program.
  • Collaborate closely with diverse university departments to define fundraising objectives, devise strategic approaches, and design initiatives aligned with both industry standards and the strategic plan of Coastal Carolina University.

A bachelor’s degree and related experience are required. Experience in marketing/communication, alumni relations, annual fund, or similar constituent outreach programs and experience using Raiser’s Edge/NXT fundraising software are preferred. Knowledge and experience using digital marketing products such as fundraising website platforms, texting platforms, Facebook Ads, Adobe Creative, Illustrator, etc. and familiarity with fundraising/marketing techniques are also preferred.


Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.


Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.


How to apply: Interested applicants may apply on-line at Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.


Alumni/Development Manager I (CC30/61123283/FTE-S00985P), full-time position with benefits. SC State Pay Band: 06. Salary range: $45,530.00 (minimum) - $84,241.00 (maximum). Normal work hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Friday, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Must be flexible to meet the special scheduling needs of the university.  Must have the ability to work evening hours and some weekends at fundraising events. Some travel is required.





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