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Associate Director of Annual Giving for Parents Program

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Posting Details

Position Information

Date New Hire Needed
Job Title Associate Director of Annual Giving for Parents Program
Department Development and Alumni Relations

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Associate Director of Annual Giving for Parents Program is part of a team, which provides support and leadership to the College’s annual giving program (unrestricted giving) as it supports and drives the mission of the College and the strategic plan for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. The Associate Director of Annual Giving for Parents Program is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic and comprehensive program to engage, solicit and steward parents. This includes a strategic plan for fundraising production from parents in which we aspire to raise $500,000 annually, prospect management and travel to ask directly for Annual and Major Giving Leadership gifts, partnership with Alumni Relations and Donor Relations for events and stewardship opportunities, development of a Parents Fundraising Committee, and the ability to collaborate with campus offices that have intersections with parents (Residence Life, Communications Office, etc.)

This is a term position with an end date of June 30, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in relationship management, external relations, or non-profit annual/major giving fundraising. A master’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate well-developed communication, planning and organizational skills, experience in organizing and motivating volunteers, and a strategic, goal-oriented approach to work. The successful candidate must demonstrate a willingness to attend evening programs and meetings and to travel for alumni engagement one-on-one meetings, events, conferences, etc. A valid driver’s license is required.

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Link to Job Description Associate Director
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FLSA Category No Response
Staff/Faculty Staff
Employment Status Full-Time
Employment Category Term
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Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Selected candidate will need to successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.

Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Number S00459
Diversity Statement

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

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