Assistant Director – Annual and Special Gifts (Digital Strategies)

Posted on 07/28/2021

Iowa State University Foundation

Ames, IA


As an Assistant Director on the Annual & Special Gifts team, you will utilize best practices to engage and solicit current and prospective donors through digital channels.

Core Responsibilities

  • Write/create content for Annual and Special Gifts email solicitations.
  • Collaborate with the Communications team to develop content for social media posts and campaigns.
  • Work with the Annual & Special Gifts team to identify and build audience, write content for, and execute texting campaigns.
  • Collaborate with various ISU Foundation, campus partners, and student groups to create and send solicitation, engagement, crowdfunding campaigns, and stewardship campaigns through digital tools and platforms.
  • Work independently and collaboratively with all levels of college administration, faculty, staff, donors, and foundation development teams on a variety of donor-centered tasks and activities including foundation and college special events.
  • Assist with developing and executing content for special giving events including microsites, landing pages, and social media resources.


Education & Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or appropriate related years of experience and a minimum of two years of professional experience with creating and executing digital strategies.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Communication skills, both written and verbal, and attention to detail is essential.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Must handle a number of activities simultaneously with attention and adherence to deadlines and accuracy.
  • Must be able to develop timelines and manage workload independently.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and navigate working with a variety of personalities.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, project management skills.
  • Experience with Marketing Cloud and Salesforce.
  • Creativity, patience, a sense of humor, and a belief in our organizational mission of: Aligning donor passion and generosity to advance Iowa State University’s land grant ideals.

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To APPLY please include the following items:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter with salary requirements
  • Three professional references’ names and contact information

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