Associate Director for Annual Giving

Posted on 10/07/2019

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

Loyola Marymount University seeks an Associate Director of Annual Giving to support the mission of Loyola Marymount University by working to develop and implement direct marketing and fundraising strategies that sustain and grow the philanthropic base of support for the University. The Associate Director understands the continued and critical importance of growing alumni participation. The position oversees direct marketing and solicitations deployed through direct mail, email, phone, websites, social media, e- philanthropy, peer-to-peer, volunteer tools, and other mass communications tools as needed, with the expressed goal of prompting and facilitating charitable giving, as well as increasing awareness and engagement among LMU’s various stakeholder constituencies.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Annual Giving, the Associate Director will: 1) Oversee and lead the execution of comprehensive direct marketing and solicitation plans that integrates strategic data segmentation, timely and effective messaging, and deployment across multiple media platform, 2) Oversee, plan and implement multiple direct mail appeals annually, with a high degree of customization and emotional appeal, 3) Responsible for the general oversight of the phone-a-thon program and managing the Annual Giving associate in charge of the program, 4) Manage and analyze donor data for accuracy and integrity, 5) respond to inquiries from donors, constituents, colleagues, parents and friends about giving opportunities to LMU.

Qualifications and Application

To serve as Associate Director for Annual Giving, typically a Bachelor’s degree is required, with a minimum of 5 years nonprofit fundraising and/or direct marketing experience, in progressively responsible positions, preferably in a higher education setting. The Associate Director should have experience deploying creative content through online, audio/visual tools, print production, email marketing tools and using large data sets to inform marketing and fundraising strategy. Candidate should possess exemplary written, verbal, project management, and organization skills. Familiarity with current industry-standard design and production software, including Adobe Creative Suite or other publishing systems, email-marketing tools, website content management systems, is highly desirable.

For full consideration, applicants should submit the following items: 1) a current and comprehensive resume, and 2) a cover letter that outlines relevant qualifications and vision for the position and its responsibilities. Applications must be submitted to (reference # 0180502).

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University, one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, serves 6,400 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, Business Administration, and Law. LMU is one of the most diverse independent universities in the West. Located on the west side of Los Angeles, LMU is adjacent to the world’s third largest tech hub, including corporate offices of many “Silicon Beach” technology and media giants (e.g., Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, YouTube, BuzzFeed, Electronic Arts, and 500+ tech start-ups). Loyola Marymount University, a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. (Visit for more information).

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