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Director of Leadership Giving
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.
Provide occasional leadership and direction to students and volunteers at the college.
· 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.