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Associate Director, Senior Class & Young Alumni Giving

Company: Ithaca College
Date Posted: September 27, 2017

Position Number                                           2401370

Working Title                                                  Associate Director, Senior Class & Young Alumni Giving

 Division                                               College Relations and Advancement

School/Parent Organization                       College Relations and Advancement

Department                                                    Ithaca College Annual Fund

FLSA Status                                                   Exempt

Salary Band                                                    EX.1.100


PD Effective Date                                          8/14/17

Position/Job Summary                                Plan, direct, and coordinate the annual solicitation activities and strategic initiatives for young alumni and the senior class in concert with other programs in development, Alumni Relations, and College Relations. Identify, recruit, and support a cadre of volunteers to take ownership of senior class and young alumni giving goals and assist the program in achieving results. Provide direct assistance in marketing young alumni and senior class annual giving opportunities and executing established programs  devoted to the annual  solicitation  of unrestricted funds, such as the monthly recurring giving program.

Supervision  This position reports directly to the director of the Ithaca College Annual Fund. This position will provide direction to the advanced IC Annual Fund student office worker, as well as various volunteers. 

Position/Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of young alumni and senior class annual giving; set appropriate goals, determine strategies, ensure implementation of strategies, assess effectiveness, and engage in process improvement.
  • Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
  • Develop and coordinate young alumni and Senior Class Gift Campaign solicitations, stewardship, and messaging for direct mail, phonathon, e-solicitations, online giving, event, and peer-to-peer fundraising. Evaluate effective case for support, set goals, and evaluate solicitation methods, ensure gifts are appropriately stewarded for high rates of renewed giving and loyal support.
  • Implement activities, outreach, and solicitation opportunities related to young alumni and senior class annual giving.
  • Recruit, select, train, supervise, and solicit senior class and young alumni volunteers; oversee the 20-25 member IC Annual Fund Young Alumni Committee and support their peer-to-peer solicitation efforts; advise the 15-20 member Senior Class Gift Committee to educate their peers about philanthropy, solicit support of the Senior Class Gift Campaign through direct mail, phonathons, e-solicitations, events, and peer-to-peer fundraising, and steward these donors.
  • Provide personal contact with young alumni to include phone call solicitations, visits, and in-person solicitations as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of best practices and leverage data and other information to develop young alumni and senior class solicitation strategies.
  • Prepare, administer, and monitor the annual Senior Class Gift Campaign budget.
  • Maintain related process documentation and provide statistical and other reports; recommend methods to improve the efficiency of senior class and young alumni annual giving; implement approved changes.
  • Oversee the monthly recurring giving program and lead a team of Advancement partners to solicit, record, steward, recognize, and report on monthly donors.  
  • Participate in the full range of College Relations and Advancement activities and events to include interfacing with multiple constituents such as students, alumni, parents, members of the Board of Trustees and leadership of the college.
  • Serve as leader or member of appropriate task forces and committees.
  • Manage and coordinate special projects as needed and appropriate.

Position/Job Qualifications

 Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years related experience or an equivalent combination of related education and experience. Direct experience with telephone mail, e-mail and volunteer solicitation programs, preferred. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal communications skills and the ability to represent the college effectively within and outside of the college community are required. Demonstrated ability to relate well with recent graduates and current students. Previous supervisory experience and experience working in a college or university setting is preferred.

Work Environment

Most of the work of the incumbent is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. The incumbent may be required to attend various College functions during and after normal business hours, which may result in a need to travel to and from campus events, held both on and off campus. Some events may be held in an outdoor environment where the incumbent may be exposed to inclement weather. The incumbent will be required to operate a personal computer and associated equipment such as computer printers and other office equipment used in the day-to-day operations.

Position Details

% Fulltime Hours  100

 hours per week   37.5

Weeks per year  52.2

Shift  Day

Normal Start Time  8:30AM 

Normal  End Time  5:00 PM


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