Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 08-Jun-2018 to 07-Jul-2018
  • - Marian University
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time
  • excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance and full Marian University undergraduate tuition benefits for employees and their family

The Director of Annual Giving, reporting to the Executive Director of Development, is responsible for strategy development, planning, and implementation of all operations related to Marian University's annual giving strategy. Serving as an ambassador, the Director of Annual Giving is charged with establishing, developing, and maintaining relationships with alumni, parents, faculty, and staff to lead to commitments of annual financial support (unrestricted and/or restricted contributions) for current operating purposes. The director must collaborate with colleagues within the university to create and maintain pathways for alumni, parent, faculty, and staff participation to advance the goals of the university; and partner with advancement colleagues to identify, cultivate, and solicit annual giving. Serve as a liaison, in partnership with the Director of Alumni and Family Relations, between the Marian University Alumni Association and the academic and administrative leadership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop and implement university programs and services where we cultivate the activities, events, annual giving appeals, where we would cross our students over with our donors
• Collaborate closely with advancement colleagues in increasing support from alumni, parents, faculty and staff; routinely identify and qualify prospects for gifts; communicate advancement-related activities via written reports; seek out and implement best practices for annual giving in higher education
• Solidify and expand the annual giving base of donors; convert annual gifts to multi-year pledges when possible
• Manage the annual giving plan; starting with strategy, planning, scheduling, and targeting, through to content development, distribution, and performance analysis.
• Create/develop the annual giving budget
• Manage the annual giving calendar
• Supervise staff and student workers; provide guidance to volunteers
• Advise on the facilitation of recognition events.
• Advise, in partnership with the Director of Alumni and Family Relations, working with various internal constituents, campus departments, and alumni groups to provide consultation on best practices when working with alumni and friends of the university
• Report on progress through the development of strategic engagement metrics
• Present supporting data of best practices from other colleges and universities with metrics and annual giving plan
• Build relationships with alumni, faculty, and staff donors to ensure successful fundraising goals are met through securing individual and corporate gifts
• Work with the Marketing and Communications Team and Director of Alumni and Family Relations to develop an annual promotional theme/strategy for all mailings, publications, appeals, etc. 
• Other duties as assigned

• Bachelor's degree; master's degree preferred
• Five to seven years of related work experience
• Must have a valid drivers' license
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships with a wide range of groups and individuals
• Proven track record of growing participation in programs
• Excellent communication skills, including demonstrated strong public speaking capability
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work with a varied team of staff and volunteers
• Experience in developing and managing special events
• Knowledge of digital marketing processes
• Availability for overnight travel periodically and to work evenings and weekends when necessary
• Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
• Familiarity/experience with Raiser's Edge database preferred
• Strong organizational skills and demonstrated attention to detail
• Leadership in alumni relations setting or comparable non-profit organization
• Working knowledge of marketing concepts and practices
• Ability to devise new, non-standard approaches to address complex challenges of a changing environment
• Commitment to know, understand and operate within the Franciscan values of peace and social justice, dignity of the individual, responsible stewardship and reconciliation

Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation's preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks as one of US News & World Report's top universities in the Midwest Region. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university's culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state's first new medical school in 110 years.  Marian University's football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015. In 2016 and 2017, the women's basketball team won back-to-back NAIA national championships. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 39 national titles.

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