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Director of Leadership Giving

Position Summary:

The Director of Leadership Giving works to design, develop and execute a comprehensive development plan resulting in a highly effective fundraising program. The ideal candidate will be expected to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors who give mid to high level gifts between $1,000 and $49,999.

Essential Functions/Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist in building a long-term development strategy and leadership giving program by expanding the colleges efforts to identify, cultivate and solicit gifts from major individual donors.
  • Develop and manage a coordinated program of communication, solicitation and stewardship strategies involving solicitations face-to-face, electronically, personalized, direct mail and phonathon programs focused on the development of an increased and sustained tradition of annual giving;
  • Effectively report on all aspects of annual fundraising;
  • Oversee development, production, and coordination of general and individualized appeals;
  • Organize and coordinate the execution of development, fundraising and stewardship events, on campus and regionally;
  • Support the President and CERO on managing their work with donors, proposing visits, talking points, research, etc.
  • Collaborate with Advancement Services Manager in the effective management of comprehensive development records, both data and hard files;
  • Research donors and prospects as appropriate to enhance solicitation processes;
  • Explore and implement social media, online and other electronic fundraising techniques to stay current and maintain high effectiveness;
  • Support donor relations events as needed;
  • Assist with the production of Giving in Action and other publications and mailings as needed to keep external constituents informed of current philanthropic news at the College;
  • Remain current on trends and developments within the field of philanthropy and stewardship;
  • Actively participate within the Marlboro community, attend campus events, participating in Town Meeting, and serve on committees.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  Provide occasional leadership and direction to students and volunteers at the college.

Position Requirements:

·   Bachelors degree in business or liberal arts;

·   4 – 5 years of related experience with in the field of development, philanthropy and/or public relations;

·   Ability to translate strategies into specific objectives and action plans;

·   Experience with major donor management preferred;

·   Superior oral and written communications skills and the ability to influence and others and conduct effective negotiations;

·   Willing to work evenings and weekends; some travel required;

·   Candidates should possess flexibility, good customer service abilities, and a sense of humor.

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