Open Position

Coordinator of Annual Giving


The Coordinator of Annual Giving is responsible for the identification, cultivation, and coordination of soliciting all constituencies in traditional and innovative ways to increase the number of donors and the level of giving to the University. 



Solicits funds from alumni, corporations and other constituents of the University through personal contacts, mailings, emailing and telephone calls.  Regional and national travel is necessary. Develops and implements policies and programs related to the University’s annual fund program; and as a member of the central development staff, participates in policy making for the general University fund raising enterprise. Organizes and manages the bi-annual telephone solicitation campaign; which includes the recruitment and training of student workers, and the development and organization of materials for the bi-annual fund campaign. Completes pledge and reminder mailings. Coordinates and implements direct mailing campaigns which are in alignment with the strategic directions of both the Office of Advancement and the greater strategic directions of the University. Responsible for the development and implementation of a robust faculty and staff giving program. Responsible for developing procedures and processes that will assist in the development and implementation of a senior class giving program; as well as educate current students about philanthropy. As part of the Advancement team, plans and participates in major activities and events. Personally manage a group of 50-150 donor prospects. Coordinates direct mail campaigns with Athletics and specific teams to increase support for team operations and activities. Responsible for working with local businesses and vendors to sell signage at athletic venues to increase gift revenue for athletic operations and activities. Other duties within scope of responsibilities as defined by supervisor.



Requires bachelor's degree.  Prefer two years’ experience in fund raising, preferably in higher education.  Requires knowledge of marketing and sales techniques and philanthropic strategies. Excellent computer skills including word processing, data management, internet communications, web familiarity, and familiarity with development software. Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Ability to write clear and compelling correspondence and direct mail messages, and conduct one-on-one solicitations.  Must be able to conceptualize and plan programs and activities to encourage and support the goals of the annual fund programs. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively, recognize and adjust to changing priorities, and develop and direct volunteers effectively.  Must be able to maintain confidentiality.



Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, and a list of professional references to shujobs@sienaheights.edu.  In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is currently classified as benefit eligible non-exempt. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  EOE

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