Annual Giving Officer

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Department: Development
Work type: staff full-time exempt
Location: Huntsville, AL
Categories: Institutional Advancement

Purpose of the Position:

The Annual Giving Officer (AGO) is responsible for designing and implementing all annual giving components of the University's development program. The AGO implements strategies for identifying, cultivating, and successfully soliciting individuals, corporations, and foundations for annual gifts to support the University. This position is responsible for managing University-wide, college-specific, and unit-directed fundraising initiatives, leading the development of mailed and emailed marketing materials as well as any electronic fundraising platforms, educating students on the importance of being engaged and supportive alumni, and soliciting a medium-sized portfolio of leadership annual giving prospects as well as a small portfolio of major gift prospects. The AGO should be an excellent communicator and writer and experienced fundraising or marketing professional.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and years of experience.
• 3-5 years of full-time progressively responsible Development/Fundraising or Marketing/Communications work experience.
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and comfort in learning new technology and systems.
• Demonstrated experience in developing and executing strategic fundraising or marketing programs or projects.
• Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.

*Applicants should submit a COVER LETTER and TWO WRITING SAMPLES in order to be eligible for consideration.

Desired Qualifications:

• Master's degree is preferred.
• Related professional education or certificate is desired.
• Professional experience in managing social media content and electronic fundraising platforms is preferred.
• Experience using relational database software is preferred.
• Higher Education fundraising or marketing experience is desired.
• Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in fundraising and evaluation of outcomes and success in securing gifts is preferred.

Published Salary (if available):

$58,000 - $65,000

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