Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 07-Jun-2021 to 26-Jun-2021
  • - DePauw University
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

For more than 175 years, DePauw University has been changing lives. We bring students from diverse backgrounds together with first-class faculty to create future leaders.

We are firmly committed to linking our strong liberal arts education to life's work, preparing our students for achievement in an increasingly diverse and rapidly changing world. But we do more than prepare students to make a living; our liberal arts education prepares students to make a life. Our students go on to uncommon success and understand the significance of the life well lived.

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The Assistant/Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving will be charged with the continuous growth and management of key annual giving programs among alumni of the last 30 years. The Assistant/Associate Director will manage reunions (5th-30th) and class agents (through the 29th year) in cooperation with a colleague working with older alumni. This focus on younger alumni programs will allow the Assistant/Associate Director to work to achieve greater membership of young and mid-career alumni in the Washington C. DePauw Society and to identify and target emerging generational leaders. 

In addition, the Assistant/Associate Director will work with Alumni Engagement to develop solicitation strategies for international alumni, and serves as the development liaison to the GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Alumni Board. The Assistant/Associate Director is responsible not only for developing compelling programming aimed at moving donors swiftly through the pipeline, but also with soliciting gifts at the young alumni leadership annual giving level ($100-$2,000) and Named Scholar donors ($5,000), as well as identifying major gift prospects among mid-career alumni. Ultimately, this position helps facilitate the movement of our most promising young and mid-career alumni through the leadership pipeline – from student leader, to engaged young alumnus/a, to leadership level donor. 



Reasonable Accommodations Statement 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Essential Functions Statement(s) 

  • Maintain a portfolio of young and mid-career alumni donors and prospects and travel regularly to solicit gifts at DePauw's Leadership Annual Giving levels. Goal of 75+ visits per year.
  • In consultation with Alumni Engagement, serve as the development office liaison to the GOLD Alumni Board and assist in identifying, recruiting and training GOLD Alumni Board members. 
  • Develop and implement targeted young alumni solicitations and general communications that are designed to drive GOLD participation goals and engagement, leveraging the use of web, email and social media tools. 
  • Recruit, train and manage members of the GOLD Alumni Board to be DePauw resources for peers, to host young alumni events, and to solicit their peers for participatory annual gifts; and maintain monthly communication with GOLD Alumni Board. 
  • In partnership with a colleague in Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement, recruit volunteers for reunions and class agents, and implement a structure to leverage volunteers to identify leadership annual giving prospects, and to encourage participatory gifts to The Fund for DePauw.
  • Travel from campus, as needed, to conduct solicitations, or to recruit volunteer leaders for assigned programs. 
  • Participate in the collaborative process of the strategic planning for the overall Annual Giving program. 
  • Attend and staff several key on-campus events annually, including Old Gold Weekend, Alumni Reunion Weekend, Monon Bell Weekend, and various other campus lectures and activities. 
  • Demonstrate a willingness to take on new challenges and opportunities as they arise. 
  • Develop and fulfill annual professional development plans.
  • Exhibit the highest principals of ethical standards and team work. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


Competency Statement(s) 

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.  
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.  
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.  
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.  
  • Consensus Building - Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal.  
  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures. 
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other protected category, or job type
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.        
  • Innovative - Ability to look beyond the standard solutions
  • Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.      
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.  
  • Presentation Skills - Ability to effectively present information publicly.
  • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.  
  • Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one's ability using his or her own drive or initiative.  
  • Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.  
  • Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.


Education: Bachelor's Degree (four-year college or university) required.

Experience: Minimum of two years of progressive development or related experience, with experience managing programs required.

Computer Skills 

Knowledge of database management systems and Microsoft Office Suite

Other Requirements 

A strong understanding of the mission of liberal arts institutions.

Click the APPLY button to apply online by June 26, 2021.

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