Director, Annual Giving

Posted on 07/10/2020

Pomona College

Claremont, CA

Position Summary 

The Director, Annual Giving is a key advancement leader to build and lead a best-in-class annual giving program at one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges.

The Director, Annual Giving will oversee all aspects of Pomona College’s annual giving efforts as part of its annual fundraising, and in preparation for the most aspirational, comprehensive capital campaign in the history of the College.  Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Advancement Operations, the Director of Annual Giving will plan, implement, supervise, and evaluate a comprehensive annual giving program focused on shaping a sustainable growth in donor count and annual operational support for Pomona College.

Working closely with Advancement Services; Principal, Major, Parents, Leadership and Annual Giving; and Advancement Communications and Events develop and execute a comprehensive annual giving program to raise renewable operational support (i.e. gifts up to $25,000), with a specific focus on increasing alumni participation, donor count, broadening the base of support, strengthening the major gift pipeline and unrestricted and targeted campaigns for restricted revenue as an integrated part of Pomona College’s fundraising and constituent engagement efforts.  This position works independently and collaborates extensively with colleagues within Advancement and throughout the College on fundraising, program management, volunteer engagement, outreach and communications.  The Director, Annual Giving effectively uses, analyzes and leverages data, including leveraging social media connections, to develop and implement effective programs and to analyze results.

Direct reports include: an Associate Director of Annual Giving, an Assistant Director of Annual Giving and a Program Assistant.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Experience: A minimum of 5 years of demonstrable leadership experience with increasing responsibility in the area of fundraising, annual giving or related field is required, with a demonstrated track record of success. Five years of experience at an academic institution is preferred. Must be able to display the successful implementation of marketing strategies that directly impacted organizational revenue. Must demonstrate proven supervisory experience and competence as a team supervisor. Substantial comprehensive campaign experience preferred. Experience with Raiser’s Edge, prospect research tools, and social media is preferred.

Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.

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