Assistant Director, Annual Giving Leadership Programs

Posted on 07/23/2021

Brown University

Providence, RI

Job Description:

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Director, Annual Leadership Giving, is to develop, and implement philanthropic education efforts to increase the number of Brown Annual Fund Leader gifts from graduate and undergraduate alumni 15+ years out. Brown Annual Fund Leaders gifts are defined as donations at the $10,000 – $1,000,000+ level in cash or similar tender in a single fiscal year. The position identifies, recruits, trains, and staffs a high-level Council of volunteers engaged in peer solicitations of Brown Annual Fund Leaders, the BAF Leadership Council (BAFLC). The incumbent collaborates with internal Prospect Managers (PMs) and Annual Giving colleagues on solicitations of prospects by members of this volunteer Council.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, plus 5 – 7 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two or more years of volunteer management required; demonstrated success in solicitation of 5-figure+ gifts is highly preferred. If no direct fundraising experience, then incumbent must demonstrate transferable experience from another field (e.g., sales, marketing or customer service/public relations).
  • Previous experience working in a university setting preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communications skills; must be able to communicate with a varied university constituency.
  • Strong interpersonal, communications, volunteer and program management, and motivational skills; must be a “self-starter” with the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion.
  • Excellent computer skills including, but not limited to, word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and Web-based software required.
  • Candidate must demonstrate a willingness and ability to support a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check and education check satisfactory to Brown.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their applications.

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

Department: Advancement

Grade: Grade 11

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 37.5

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

EEO Statement:

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