Assistant Director of Annual Giving-Student & Young Alumni Philanthropy

Posted on 12/20/2021

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director of Annual Giving will work to promote a culture of philanthropy with the University of Kentucky’s students, as well as work with campus partners in the collaborations with the Office of Annual Giving. The successful candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, savvy in event management and familiar with the current service-oriented culture of students and young alumni. The Assistant Director will work closely with students, other members of the Annual Giving and UK Philanthropy staff as well as with partners across the university to perform these primary responsibilities:

  • Work with student volunteers, interns, workers, and student organizations to oversee all aspects of the Center for Student Philanthropy. Hire, train and manage student workers and volunteers to ensure consistent staffing of the center. Recruit and manage a student philanthropy board who will represent students at philanthropy events, assist with stewardship of university donors, and promote one student-giving campaign each year. Work with student groups as well as with other UK Philanthropy staff to program a variety events to strengthen the culture of philanthropy. Manage the annual Thank-A-Donor Day event. Acquire and manage a library of philanthropy publications, as well as develop guides that can assist student organizations with their fundraising efforts.
  • Serve as a point person for DanceBlue within the Office of Philanthropy. Work with the DanceBlue student leaders to produce annual mailings. Manage the DanceBlue team pages on the University’s online giving platform, Network for Good, including conducting an annual training session for team captains. Assist with any issues regarding the reporting and counting of gifts. Work with the DanceBlue Alumni Coordinator to help manage alumni solicitations and programs. Develop DanceBlue best practice guides and optional training sessions that students can access at the Center for Student Philanthropy. Attend the DanceBlue marathon each year.
  • Work with other annual giving staff to plan and implement a multi-channel solicitation and stewardship strategy.
  • Serve as the liaison between Annual Giving and the UK Alumni Association and Annual Giving and campus partners.

A Bachelor’s Degree and three years of related experience are required. The ideal candidate will be a strong, collaborative leader. The shift is Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.

Deadline to Apply: January 17, 2022

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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