Director, Annual Fund

Posted on 07/16/2021

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes University invites applicants for a Director of Annual Fund in the Advancement Division. The Advancement Division is responsible for the institution’s relationships with individuals external to the University including alumni, parents, friends, foundations, and businesses. Advancement is also responsible for the related philanthropic relationships with the University.

The successful candidate is responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program. The Director will be in charge of maintaining and developing a complex matrix of content for solicitations, online giving website, and social mediaThe Director will focus on aspects of direct mail solicitation, email, social media, and other fundraising efforts by utilizing demographic analysis to determine best communication practices. A BA or BS degree is required. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in a university advancement unit. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,260 students at the undergraduate level and over 1,250 full-time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.

Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

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Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Wilkes University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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