Job Title: Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
Reports to: Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
Others who give direction: VP for Advancement
GENERAL FUNCTION: The Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving is responsible for strategizing and coordinating programs and projects that increase the number of alumni donors and volunteers for the College. The associate director will use data, technology and other resources to create new opportunities for alumni, specifically graduates of the last decade, and current students, to be engaged with and give back to Knox. The individual will collaborate and meet regularly with various constituents in the internal and external Knox community.
Develop and implement programs that fit into the overall Knox Fund strategy that will increase donor participation and grow the base of annual fund donors.
Plan engagement and fundraising opportunities for graduates of the last decade including, regional event programming, solicitation strategies, stewardship plans and volunteer opportunities.
Establish strategies to grow the Finley Society (young leadership giving program).
Manage a portfolio of annual fund prospects and suspects who are graduates of the last decade.
Coordinate the 5th and 10th year reunion planning committees.
Manage and oversee the Student Ambassador program, including the recruitment, selection and training process, and serve as the primary liaison between the ambassadors and the Office of Advancement.
Develop, execute and maintain projects for the ambassadors that expand their opportunities to engage with alumni and help educate students about what it means to be an alumnus/a.
Oversee all aspects of the Senior Class Gift campaign, including recruitment of and providing direct support to committee members, developing a marketing strategy.
Advise and mentor student groups on projects that involve soliciting among alumni or the Galesburg community.
Oversee crowdfunding projects, including strategic management of requests from campus partners, training volunteers and coordinating communication efforts.
Serve as the lead team member for young alumni and current student engagement with the Knox Fund’s annual giving day.
Homecoming and Reunion Weekend activities.
Tracking and stewarding volunteer involvement.
Assist the Office of Advancement with projects as asked.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
A bachelor's degree.
Evening and weekend work.
Up to 10% regional travel
Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and verbal and written communication skills.
Technical competencies, particularly in Excel.
3-5 years of experience in higher education fundraising and/or alumni engagement preferred.
SUPERVISION OF OTHERS: All Knox Student Ambassadors and Senior Challenge students
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Work is assigned verbally, via email, in writing and in meetings.
BUDGETS: Works with supervisor(s) to determine program related expenses.
DECISIONS: Decisions regarding day-to-day activities are made independently. Annual strategies are developed and then discussed and implemented with the Alumni Engagement team.
Application Submit your application, cover letter, resume, and list of three references by going to the link provided https://knoxhr.bamboohr.com/jobs/ Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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Internal Number: 575
About Knox College
Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,400 students from 48 states & territories and 51 countries. The College recruits a national and international pool of high ability students and stands out among its peers for the inclusion of first-generation, international, and students of color, in a culturally rich and vibrant campus community. Nearly two-thirds of our applicants are students of color or international students.