Director of Alumni Affairs (Job Announcement) Huston-Tillotson University #jobs #hbcu #hbcujobs

Director of Alumni Affairs

Position Title Director of Alumni Affairs
Essential Duties The Director of Alumni Affairs reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and has three primary functions: managing the Office of Alumni Affairs, coordinating the University’s alumni relations efforts, and coordinating and managing the Alumni Annual Fund program.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: working directly with the Vice President and other development staff to determine capital resource needs for the University and implementing a plan to secure those resources through the Alumni Annual Fund Program and other alumni related fundraising events; identifying, cultivating, and stewarding gifts from alumni and friends in support of the University’s funding priorities and providing appropriate records on each donor to the database manager for recording in the donor database; fostering positive relationships with all graduates, ex-students and parents, keeping them informed of events, activities and programs at the University; in cooperation with the Vice President and staff, establishing qualitative and quantitative goals and objectives to increase alumni giving and dollars raised; developing a system of accountability and providing monthly progress reports and assessments toward reaching those goals; working as the liaison to and resource person for the International Alumni Association in developing new chapters, providing workshops on leadership development, and when possible assisting with Association events; arranging meetings for the President of the University with alumni and alumni groups around the country; incorporating innovative and creative strategies relative to job responsibilities; using discretion and judgment to problem solve in a timely and effective fashion to increase alumni involvement in University events; working with the appropriate persons to update and maintain the Alumni web site in a timely fashion; assisting with material for the University Magazine including gathering data on alumni for feature articles; working with the Vice President on all United Negro College Fund events and fundraising; and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree, preferably from Huston-Tillotson University, graduate degree preferred; extensive experience in Alumni Relations at an institution of higher education or a related field may substitute for educational qualifications; excellent writing, speaking, interpersonal and management skills; proficiency in database applications – data entry and retrieval, mail merge, etc.; commitment to the mission of the University, to the leadership of the President, and to the development and growth of Huston-Tillotson University.
Salary Competitive
Position Type Staff
Employment Type Full-Time
Position Duration Ongoing
Reports to Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Posting Information

Posting Number 2014009
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 01/18/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes



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.



Director of Development (Job Announcement) Albany State University #hbcu #jobs #hbcujobs


Department: Institutional Advancement
Nature of Work: The director serves as the administrative officer for the advancement division and assists the vice president in maintaining day to day activities for the division, including responsibility for budget management.In addition, this person serves in a supervisory capacity for the following staff: Annual Giving Officer and Advancement Services Coordinator. The director of development also is expected to plan, direct and implement a comprehensive major gift program that reaches out to all university’s constituencies, including alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, retirees, friends of the university, corporations and foundations with emphasis on major gifts of $10,000. Must maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects and, in addition to, managing all moves associated with those prospects, she/he must attend all meetings of the Prospect Management Committee. Will plan and execute a comprehensive stewardship program using gift clubs and societies.
Training and Experience: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of three years experience in higher education required. Must have experience in planning, organizing and implementing advancement programs in one or more of the following areas: development, alumni affairs, and prospect research. Must be knowledgeable of continuous quality improvement principle preferred. Must have excellent written and oral communications skills.
Testing Requirements:
Illustrative Examples of Work: Supervises and coordinates the following staff: Annual Giving Officer and Advancement Services Coordinator; sets strategies and goals for each staff person and monitors progress toward goals; works with trustees and volunteers as assigned; utilizes the moves management process in identifying, qualifying and cultivating and soliciting at least 100 prospects per year. (A minimum of one to two days a week should be spent out of the office in this process); Increases the pool of major gift prospects by identifying new alumni, corporations, and individual prospects; develops cultivation and solicitation strategies with the Prospect Management Team; attends regular prospect management meetings; prepares all call reports and briefings in a timely manner and submits a weekly report showing activity responsible for staff development program for all advancement staff, including orientation for new employees;
prepares, and maintains policy and procedure manual for the division; performs other duties as assigned by the vice president.
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.)
Open Until Filled
FTE: 1.0
Special Instructions to Applicants: All applicants are required to submit a one page document written in 12 font size and double spaced describing their fundraising experience. This document is required by all applicants by the application deadline.


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.