Assistant/Associate Director of Annual Giving – Next Generation

Posted on 01/11/2018

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

The Office of College Advancement at Marist College seeks an Assistant/Associate Director of Annual Giving – Next Generation. Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, this position is responsible for the identification, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of the next generation of leadership annual donors to the College, including alumni, parents, and friends. This position will engage those who are capable of making gifts up to $5,000 to the Marist Fund or other areas of critical need as the College begins its next comprehensive fundraising campaign.

The Assistant/Associate Director of Annual Giving – Next Generation will be required to contribute significantly to the development of a pipeline of new gifts in support of the fundraising goals of the College. Other responsibilities include qualifying prospects, securing support for key institutional priorities, and stewarding donors through face-to-face meetings. This position requires moderate travel, two to three days per week. Travel is typically within the tristate area, but will also include periodic overnight and out-of-state visits.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and three to five years directly related fundraising experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience required. Ability to attend evening and weekend Marist College events as required.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills. Independent, results-driven, passion about fundraising. Ability to perform successfully in a high-performing team setting and in a minimally supervised environment. Experience in higher education. Demonstrated working knowledge of industry best practices for annual giving.

About Marist

Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures & The Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.


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Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.



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