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Annual Giving Officer

Emerson College
Job Title: Annual Giving Officer
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September 30th, 2019
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The Annual Giving Officer will work closely with the Associate Director of Annual Giving to meet the goals and objectives of the Annual Giving team through direct marketing, crowdfunding campaigns, stewardship initiatives, volunteer management, and data analysis. In collaboration with the Annual Giving team, the Annual Giving Officer will actively participate in the creation and execution of innovative fundraising and engagement strategies. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Appeals & Solicitations: With the Associate Director of Annual Giving, develop and execute the Annual Fund solicitation plan including direct mail, email, and other channels: devise strategy, draft copy, prepare and send emails, collaborate with internal and external partners as needed, evaluate progress etc.
  • Crowdfunding Campaigns: Assist with the development and execution of all Annual Giving crowdfunding campaigns including overall strategy, communications, and volunteer management; maintain GiveCampus crowdfunding platform; manage crowdfunding process for on-campus partners: oversee application process, train users, and troubleshoot issues on GiveCampus
  • Data & Reporting: Prepare fundraising and donor reports using Raiser’s Edge, Excel, and PowerPoint; assist with data analysis; input and maintain Annual Giving data in Raiser’s Edge
  • Reunion Fundraising & Volunteer Management: Collaborate with members of the Alumni Engagement team in creating and implementing a reunion giving program targeting landmark reunion classes including recruiting and managing volunteers, setting goals, and creating materials
  • Stewardship: Collaborate with members of the Donor Relations team in the execution of ongoing stewardship activities; assist with the creation and implementation of new initiatives
  • Administration: Field Annual Giving inquiries from alumni and donors; work with members of the Advancement Services team to resolve online giving and gift processing issues; process invoices and liaise with Finance staff as needed
  • Other Departmental Activities: As needed, participate in Institutional Advancement activities and events, such as staffing Alumni Weekend or preparing materials for Alumni Board meetings


  • 2-4 years of directly related experience (development, nonprofit, marketing, public relations, or similar professional work experience)
  • Demonstrated experience with data analysis
  • Demonstrated experience writing for an external audience
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Knowledge of direct response fundraising/marketing
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Ability to build relationships internally and externally
  • Demonstrated experience with donor management software or other CRM software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Understanding of fundraising best practices and emerging trends highly preferred
  • Direct experience in higher education fundraising and annual giving solicitation marketing preferred
  • Direct experience with writing donor communications such as appeals, acknowledgement letters, and other written stewardship preferred
  • Experience with educational crowdfunding campaigns desirable

Work Environment and Demands of the Position:

  • Physical Place and Existing Conditions: Usual Office Conditions
  • Intellectual and Mental Concentration for extended periods of time: Requires long periods of mental concentration
  • Requires constant coordination of Mental and Visual Attention: Yes
  • Requires ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time: Yes
  • Requires ability to lift and move objects that are: Under 10 lbs
  • Requires ability to move materials: No
  • Requires working in difficult physical positions and body contortions: No
  • Amount of time required to travel to do this job: Less than 25%

Additional Information:

  • Reports To: Associate Director, Annual Giving
  • Direct Reports:  N/A
  • Student Workers this position supports:  N/A
  • Essential: No
  • Grade of Position: A15E
  • Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25
  • Hiring Range: $51,100.00 - $53,600.00

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