The Manager of Annual Giving and Alumnae Relations reports directly to the Dean of Lander College for Women-the Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School (LCW), and is responsible for setting strategic direction, and managing and executing the Annual Fund and Alumnae Relations efforts at LCW. The Manager is also expected to coordinate efforts with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Touro College and University Systems. Leveraging multi-channel vehicles, the Manager will set and achieve annual giving revenue goals, participation goals, and contribute to major gift pipeline building. The Manager will oversee LCW Day of Giving as well as ongoing donor engagement and recognition opportunities.
Institutional Advancement and Annual Fund
- Work with Dean to set performance goals for the annual fund and the strategies for achieving them — analyzing results, activities and costs to determine progress towards stated goals and objectives.
- Manage comprehensive, integrated, multi-channel (mail, digital, phone, etc.) annual fund solicitations, including timing, nature of appeals, writing and reviewing copy and working with Touro College and University Systems Marketing Department.
- Build, maintain and serve as a primary prospect manager for a portfolio of giving prospects with annual goals for personal visits and giving outcomes.
- Interact professionally with all internal and external constituents
- Manage all aspects of LCW Day of Giving effort, including development and implementation of fully integrated campaign, as well as other targeted, opportunistic campaigns in conjunction with the coordinated effort at the Touro central office.
- Create and implement systems to identify Annual Fund donors who require further research, and who are prospective candidates for cultivation by gift officers.
- Oversee and prepare data files and materials for an Honor Roll of Giving listing to be located in a public place at the school.
- Develop and submit for approval to the LCW dean annual strategic and operating plans and programs.
- Build alumnae database
- Ensure accurate and complete alumnae database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of alumnae via surveys, projects (e.g. alumnae directory), correspondence, website, postal returns, etc.
- Plan, implement and promote alumnae programs that support LCW’s strategic in collaboration with colleagues within the Office of Advancement, the Provost’s Office and throughout the schools.
- Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumnae, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumnae via direct contact, email blasts, alumnae web pages, and print publications.
- Partner with Director of Admissions to spearhead the introduction of alumnae involvement in the admissions process; partner with the Director of Career Services to plan the growth and accessibility of career networking services for students and alumnae.
- Educate graduating senior students about alumnae benefits and engage them in alumnae programs while in their senior year.
- Minimum of three-to-five years of experience in development and alumnae relations required.
- Creativity; high levels of energy and initiative
- Ability to communicate and collaborate with colleagues across the college
- Ability to handle multiple high priority activities simultaneously
- Sophisticated degree of interpersonal competency; ability to work closely with diverse groups, alumnae, parents, donors and students
- Understanding of the application of technology
- Principled leadership and attention to details of finance, participation and planning
- Ability to develop and deliver presentations to institutional leadership and prospective donors
- Organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and effectively manage time
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, Blackboard, Raiser’s Edge.
- Expertise in other relevant software is a plus.
- Travel as required and requested (may involve international travel)
- Periodic Sundays