Director of Annual and Leadership Giving
Muskingum University, a private liberal arts institution located in southeast Ohio, is seeking applicants to fill a Director of Annual and Leadership Giving. A successful Director of Annual and Leadership Giving will be an innovative, collaborative and results-oriented individual. The Director is responsible for the leadership, execution. The Director is responsible for the leadership, execution and growth of Muskingum’s $1M+ annual giving program (unrestricted & restricted). This includes oversight, management, and growth of the Muskingum Society, the University’s leadership giving program of 1,000+ annual donors. Current annual and leadership giving practices include direct mail, phone, electronic communications, and personal visits as well as annual events and stewardship activities. The Director of Annual and Leadership Giving is part of a team that includes the Sr Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving and the Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations and will also work closely with the other areas of the advancement division including major gifts and data management.
SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION:
➢ Practical knowledge of annual giving operations and an understanding of what it takes to expand donor and prospect participation
➢ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
➢ Excellent project management, organizational and planning skills
➢ Strong interpersonal skills to relate with top annual fund donors, across generations, both in-person and over the phone
➢ Proven record of making solicitations and asking for gifts
➢ Ability to interface cross-functionally across departments and to collaborate effectively with a team
➢ Self-starter with initiative to innovate and follow through
➢ Strong technology skills including social media, database, and all Microsoft Office applications
➢ Confidentiality regarding constituent information
➢ Bachelor’s degree is required, and at least 3 years job related experience in annual and leadership giving is preferred
Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to: Human Resources Manager, Muskingum University, 163 Stormont Street, New Concord, OH 43762 or email email@example.com. Muskingum University is an equal opportunity employer.