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Director of Alumni & Annual Giving

Posted on 06/12/2018

Piedmont College

Demorest, GA

Founded in 1897, Piedmont College is a private, comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 2,200 students at campuses in Demorest and Athens, Georgia. Unless specified otherwise, position is for the main campus in Demorest, Georgia. Piedmont College invites applicants for the full time with benefits position of Director of Alumni & Annual Giving

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing and implementing an effective and comprehensive annual giving program for the College that solicits contributions from alumni, friends, parents, staff, faculty and other constituents and is focused on increasing annual gifts and participation.
  • With the leadership of the VPIA, establish yearly measurable goals and objectives and related metrics for the Piedmont College annual giving program.
  • Work with the VPIA to develop long-term and short-term goals and program strategies based on data for all annual giving efforts including direct mail campaigns, telefund, and electronic.
  • Monitor and communicate program progress on a regular basis while identifying areas for improvement.
  • Responsible for scheduling and coordinating direct mail and electronic solicitation materials, tracking annual gift responses and analyzing and interpreting data on annual dollars raised.
  • Manage matching gifts program to facilitate matching gifts as a significant part of the organization’s fundraising program.
  • Work with colleagues across campus to organize and implement a staff campaign.
  • Supervise the Associate Director of Alumni Relations and all alumni activities. Including but limited to regional events, AA Board of Directors, Alumni Weekend, planning and evaluation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in development and fundraising, with specific focus on annual giving and analyzing data trends
  • At least three years’ experience in annual gift development or closely-related field with understanding of annual giving strategies and tactics
  • Effective and successful record of accomplishment working with various affinity groups
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Demonstrates initiative and promotes innovative thinking to achieve goals
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Self-starter who is results-oriented
  • Ability to problem solve and work with many projects concurrently
  • Strong creative thinking
  • Ability to stay current on annual giving trends, theory and practice
  • Ability to respect confidential information

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • 8-5 with occasional evening and weekend work.

To Apply

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current resume, an application for employment http://www.piedmont.edu/files/docs/Employment-Applicationappended.pdf, and the names, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references via e-mail to Amy Amason at [email protected]

Piedmont College has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Piedmont College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, or religion. Inquiries concerning this statement should be directed to:

Please click here to apply www.piedmont.edu.