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 is responsible for designing and implementing all annual giving components of the University's development program. The Annual Giving Officer 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, or 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. The Annual Giving Officer must be an excellent communicator, writer, and experienced fundraising/marketing professional.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and years of experience.
3-5 years of full-time verifiable Development/Fundraising and/or Marketing/Communications work experience.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and comfort learning new technology and systems.
Demonstrated experience in developing and executing strategic fundraising/marketing programs or projects.
Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills.
Exceptional writing and editing skills with meticulous attention to detail.
Effective organization, time, and project management skills with a nimbleness to shift between projects as needs evolve.
Ability to relate well with donors/colleagues through a respectful, compassionate, and caring demeanor.
Ability to work independently, as well as a member of an effective development team.
Proven expertise in working collaboratively with a diverse range of constituents.

*Applicants must 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 planning and coordinating high caliber events of all sizes is desired.
Experience using relational database software, especially extensive knowledge of Millennium alumni/donor database is preferred.
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of best practices in fundraising and evaluation of outcomes and proven success in securing gifts is desired.
Higher Education fundraising and/or marketing experience is preferred.

Published Salary (if available):

$58,000 - $62,000

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