Associate Director of Annual Giving

Posted on 07/07/2021

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL

The University’s Office for Advancement invites applications for the full-time, on-campus position of Associate Director of Annual Giving.  This position supports the development, maintenance and growth of the Annual Giving Program utilizing a diverse channel of communications.  The purpose of this work is to identify and implement creative solutions to increase alumni and constituent giving and participation.


  • Develops, manages and coordinates a multi-channel approach to cultivation, solicitation, education and stewardship of all constituents.
  • Lead all facets of the Student Call Center program:
    • Create and implement exciting and innovative strategies to grow the Call Center volume.
    • Set, monitor and report on goals for individuals, time periods and the overall program.
    • Manage student employees
  • Supports programmatic strategies within the Annual Giving Program:
    • Provides leadership to auxiliary programs of the Annual Giving program such as Giving Circles, Matching Gifts program and Thank-A-Giver Day.
    • Increase Leadership Giving prospects through management of Leadership Giving portfolios and programming.
    • In partnership with all Advancement staff, serve as a leader in planning and implementation of University branded Giving Days and crowd fundraising events
  • Analyze and report on data in regards to donor segmentation and progress toward goals
    • Monitor and react to donor behaviors utilizing industry best practices.
    • Maintain consistent segmentation of donors for the purposes of consistency and maintenance.
    • Support ongoing data management and analysis including but not limited to pulling and auditing reports and statistics


  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in advancement.  Candidates with a track record of success in goal-oriented positions will be considered.
  • Excellent communication skills–oral, written, and listening.
  • Strong people and relationship-building skills with constituents from a variety of backgrounds and a range of generations.
  • Travel as necessary to support events, programs and activities
  • Valid US driver’s license.

Application Information: 

Application Information:

Feel free to also include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  In addition to the aforementioned materials, applicants should provide a one-page statement describing their understanding of inclusion and how their experiences have prepared them to contribute to the IWU commitment of building a diverse and inclusive environment.

Review of complete applicant materials will begin immediately and the position is open until filled.  The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions.

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