Assistant/Associate Director of Annual Leadership Giving

Posted on 09/13/2017

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Annual Leadership Giving and joining a talented advancement team during the College’s largest comprehensive campaign, the Assistant/Associate Director will assist, plan, and implement engagement, outreach, and communications for two program areas:  the Parents’ Fund and the Presidents Council.  The goal is increase both dollars and donors to these programs and to build greater interest, involvement and pride in Holy Cross through further engagement and communication.  The Assistant/Associate Director will serve as a key point of contact for Holy Cross parents, parent volunteers, and Presidents Council donors.

Oversee the non-alumni parent annual giving program, including direct mail, phone, email, social media, web presence and data management. Support the Director of Annual Leadership Giving with staffing the Parents Fund Committee, Parents Leadership Circle, and President’s Council Executive Committee, identifying potential volunteer leaders and ensuring that meetings are productive, motivational and impactful. Help to coordinate and enhance the College’s outreach programs for parents, including Move In Day, Family Weekend, Summer Gateways Orientation, accepted student receptions, regional parent events, and outreach programs both on and off campus.  Utilize such programs to support increased dollars and donors, and to support the College’s overall strategic plan and objectives. Assist with coordination of President’s Council engagement opportunities and events including: Presidents Council weekend and regional events. Manage and coordinate Presidents Council solicitation and stewardship mailings, including the Presidents Council quarterly newsletter and other communication vehicles. Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree required with 3-5 years of experience working in institutional advancement, preferably in the field of higher education. Ability to work effectively with, and earn the confidence of, College leadership, faculty and staff at all levels, as well as high net-worth prospects and donors. Must have ability to multi-task and work under deadline pressure, strong organizational and event planning skills and attention to detail. Self-motivated, results-oriented and collaborative with a commitment to personal growth and development.  Able to handle some ambiguity, and to operate in a fast-paced, high volume environment. Able to work independently or as a team player on multiple projects with strict deadlines.Willing to work flexible hours, including nights/weekends and/or holidays during peak seasons

Additional Information:

  • This is an Full- Time, Exempt level position.
  • The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
  • A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA) and the Boston Consortium.
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Application Instructions:

  • Please attach resume and cover letter.
  • In your cover letter, please reflect on how you might contribute to the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to its mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see
  • Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community.  To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members -students, faculty and staff. The College’s commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The College is finishing the leadership phase of a $400M comprehensive campaign entitled Become More: Campaign for the Future of Holy Cross.

The public launch of the Campaign took place in April 2016 and fundraising for the campaign priorities will continue through 2020.  The Campaign will support many areas of the College including the Annual Fund, increased financial aid, new programs in academic areas, technology initiatives and programs that will give our students experiential learning opportunities to help them prepare for lives of purpose and passion.   There are four major capital projects in this Campaign including a new contemplative center, a renovation and expansion of our indoor athletic facilities, a new campus recreation/wellness center and a new performing arts facility.

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