Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving

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Barton is seeking a Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. Under the direction of the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, the Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving will oversee the comprehensive management and implementation of all alumni relations strategies in addition to the department’s annual giving program throughout the year.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and produce digital engagement content for Barton College Alumni including articles, videos, and content for the alumni website, all alumni social media accounts, an alumni e-newsletter, and the alumni online network (bartonalumni.com).
  • Respond in a timely manner to all Alumni Office inquiries and issues.
  • Work with the Director of Special Events, Volunteers, and Donor Relations to manage the Alumni Association Board, reunions, the alumni chapter program, and student philanthropy programming.
  • Develop and implement an Annual Giving strategy including direct-mail appeals, digital solicitations, and the Alumni and Annual Giving Phone-a-thon.
  • Develop a yearly Office of Institutional Advancement giving brochure.
  • Implement and maintain a yearly “day of giving.”
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward qualified prospects and donors, managing a portfolio of approximately 50 qualified lead-annual-gift relationships.
  • Meet and/or exceed annually assigned goals within the positions portfolio as well as goals assigned for the Annual Unrestricted Fund, Annual Funded Scholarships, alumni giving percentage, and overall donor retention goals.
  • Provide accurate and timely activity reports and revenue forecasts.

Other Responsibilities

Assist as needed in all fundraising programs and activities of Barton College, and perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement.

Work Environment

This position operates in a professional environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. Additionally, it requires travel around the region and to other areas of the country, as well as evening and weekend work hours.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. This is a mostly sedentary role.

Desired Education, Skills, and Experience

Education/Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in fundraising within a higher education institution is required.

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships.
  • Proven experience in producing, managing, and executing an annual giving strategy
  • Experience with the production of digital content and social media engagement.
  • Experience in stewardship and cultivation of donors, alumni, and other constituents.
  • A strong work ethic, personal integrity, and ability to be discreet in handling confidential and proprietary information appropriately.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment.
  • Evidence of ability to produce results and a commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth are also required.
  • Self-motivated and an eagerness to be part of an emerging team.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Optimistic attitude.

Preferred Skills/Knowledge

  • Familiarity with Barton College and a small liberal arts environment.
  • Video and digital content expertise.

Application Process

Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. If interested, please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and contact information for three people who are willing to serve as references to Human Resources at employment@barton.edu.

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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