Alumni Giving Specialist II (Job Announcement) Bethune Cookman #jobs #hbcu #hbcujobs

Alumni Giving Specialist II: Office of Institutional Advancement
In collaboration with the Alumni Giving Manager, the Alumni Giving Specialist II plans, implements, and executes programming and services for the University’s alumni. Areas of focus will include support with event planning, constituent research, alumni giving analysis reporting, alumni engagement, communications, social media, website management, and student/young alumni programming.
  • Deep dives in the giving patterns of the alumni base interpreting when and why they give.
  • Engages with alumni through strategies to stimulate the base into giving into the scholarship fund.
  • Develops and manages comprehensive undergraduate cultivation program with the goal of educating students about the B-CU Alumni Association and the importance of supporting the University.
  • Supports the University “Young Alumni” outreach program partnering with career services, using social media, special events and networking opportunities.
  • Supports department-wide projects, activities, and events as needed.
  • Communicates with alumni using mailings, e-mailings, publications and internet-based media.
  • Updates the alumni section of the College website, ensuring that information is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1-2 years of successful annual giving experience is preferred, or a combination of general fundraising knowledge and experience.
  • Strong technology, analytical, writing and communication skills.
  • Must be results-oriented with a demonstrated ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communications skills, must demonstrate mature judgment and possess the ability to develop relationships with diverse constituencies.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and Raisers Edge.
  • Position requires working some evenings and weekends as well as travel.




Planned Giving Officer (Job Announcement) Bethune Cookman #job #hbcu #hbcujobs



The Planned Giving Officer works closely with the Division of Institutional Advancement, administrators, deans, department chairs, directors, faculty, staff and volunteer partners across the campus. The Planned Giving Officer will develop the knowledge and trust required to represent the University’s needs to alumni and major donors as they seek out common goals that advance the University’s educational priorities. The Planned Giving Officer will focus on network cultivation, to raise funds in support of education, research, access, and scholarship at the University.


The Planned Giving Officer will lead the development team in the dialog around the unfunded needs of the University and in the cultivation of relationships to leverage the university’s human capital for fundraising efforts. Together they will foster the development of constituency groups in order to substantially increase institutional support.




  • Work with the Vice President and Director of Development to create and implement a program of planned giving for the University which involves establishing guidelines for the implementation and acceptance of planned gifts; and, working with the sub-committee of the Board of Trustees in an advisory role with the planned giving program.
  • Develop strategies for a planned giving recognition society.
  • Develop long-range and annual plans to identify, cultivate, and solicit planned giving donors in support of the University’s mission and President’s vision.
  • Work with the Office of Communications to develop a comprehensive marketing plan and communication pieces for all planned giving efforts.
  • All other duties assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree; Masters preferred.
  • Minimum four (4) years demonstrated successful fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or comparable organization.
  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the areas of planned giving.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge.
  • Competence with the Internet and Microsoft Office.
  • Flexibility to travel domestically as needed.


Director of Annual Giving (Job Announcement) Fisk Univ

Director of Annual Giving–FISK UNIVERSITY  (Nashville, Tennessee)

This position requires a bachelor’s degree (an advanced degree is preferred) and at least five years of relevant experience in fundraising/development. Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills are required, as is a high degree of initiative. Experience using Raiser’s Edge preferred. CFRE or CFRM certification is a plus. This position requires frequent travel, including overnight; and working long and irregular hours, as needed.

The Director of Annual Giving must be a disciplined self-starter who regularly sets and achieves work goals; is a highly motivated individual who is able to work independently and function as a key member of the University’s development team; able to manage multiple responsibilities; and possesses flexibility and the ability to work under stress to meet deadlines. This is a full-time, twelve month position and the individual reports directly to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

The Director of Annual Giving identifies and cultivates a portfolio of 150-200 gifts prospects/donors in support of THE FISK FUND. He/She is responsible for managing relationships with approximately prospective donors and is expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward these very important alumni and friends of the College. He/She plans, develops and/or executes a strategic plan to attain the unrestricted gift goal of THE FISK FUND each year.

The Director of Annual Giving oversees THE FISK FUND, which includes its steering committee, the phonathon program, faculty/staff campaign, senior class gift campaign, Friends for Fisk, Religious Leaders for Fisk, and never givers campaign. He/She develops a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, social media, direct mail, telephone, personal visitation and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support.

The director provides strategic direction and long-range/short-term planning for all these areas in the context of growing the Annual Giving Program while supporting the greater development and campaign goals of the Office of Institutional Advancement and Fisk University. He/She interfaces with the Director of Alumni Affairs to ensure that the class agent/reunion giving and alumni giving campaigns are coordinated and to engage the Director of Alumni Affairs, as needed. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the College is a leader among peers as measured externally in terms of total dollars, participation percentage of constituencies, consistency of giving and average gift size, and internally in terms of clean data, ease of access to data and timely donor stewardship.

Key responsibilities follow.
* Maintain a portfolio of 150 – 250 prospects using a focused and accountable approach of strategy development and implementation.
* Meet both annual giving and major gift objectives for each of the prospects under direct management.
* Implement cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for each of the prospects under direct management.
* Engage assigned prospects in the life, mission and priorities of the University.
* Attain 160 – 240 substantive moves per year by identifying, qualifying, cultivating and soliciting. A minimum of two days a week should be spent out of the office in this process.
* Increase the pool of annual gift prospects by identifying new corporate, foundation and individual prospects.
* Prepare proposals and solicitation materials as required. Initiate and strengthen relationships with donors including the creation of individual plans for donors.
* Develop cultivation and solicitation strategies in consultation with the Vice President and/or other identified persons; documents contacts and solicitation plans.
* Manage volunteer leaders as assigned.
* Prepare all call reports and briefings in a timely manner and submit a weekly report showing progress and activity.

The Director of Annual Giving oversees the general operations of the phonathon activity, including supervising callers, establishing calling schedules, and ensuring that calls are conducted properly. He/She trains all student callers, ensures proper attendance and high caller performance through monitoring and counseling. She/He has the discretion to terminate the utilization of any student as necessary; reviews and revises recruiting techniques to promote committed student callers. He/She generates daily and weekly reports, analyzes progress, adjusts strategies as needed and initiates any report that better communicates the effectiveness of the phonathon activity.

The Director of Annual Giving works collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other development and advancement staff, and other University representatives to cultivate and solicit donors for University-wide priorities. He/She recommends and assists with programming involving the President, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, other institutional advancement staff, other vice presidents and campus leaders, faculty, and campaign volunteer leaders, and monitors all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations.

The Director of Annual Giving attends all assigned meetings, unless excused to travel. He/She participates in a variety of donor cultivation programs, activities, and events, and fulfills other responsibilities as needed or assigned by the vice president for institutional advancement.