Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Bowdoin College  |  Brunswick, ME

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Job Overview

Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Job Type: Development
Location: Brunswick, ME
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 2,000 Students
Employer ID: 24434

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Position Description

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is an integral member of Bowdoin’s thriving, volunteer-based annual fundraising program and the Division of Development and Alumni Relations. Key attributes of a successful Assistant Director include: persistent goal orientation; impeccable organization; an ease with managing multiple, coinciding projects; strong communication skills; a facility with technology and software platforms; skills in data analytics; and a belief in (and the ability to articulate) Bowdoin’s mission and fundraising priorities. The Assistant Director is sharp, adaptable, and dedicated to Bowdoin and the development profession. They are a team player who enjoys a fast-paced, team-working environment with ambitious goals and a broad reputation for excellence.

Primary responsibilities include: oversight of a slate of alumni classes to ensure class-specific goals are set and met or exceeded; management of a portfolio of volunteers including Lead Agents, Associate Agents, and Reunion Committee members; collaboration with Alumni Relations on reunion giving and weekend planning; oversight of special projects related as assigned. The Assistant Director of Annual Giving directly manages Bowdoin Alumni Fund volunteers, helping them to establish annual goals, communicate with their classmates, train and educate volunteers, provide support, and implement a schedule of class-wide communications to solicit and steward annual gifts. Occasional travel is required for the purposes of volunteer engagement, recruitment, and fundraising.


Job Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree is required. Applicants must possess excellent writing and speaking skills; demonstrated capacity to organize and manage programs; ability to work independently and creatively in a collaborative, team-oriented environment; the ability and willingness to travel up to 20% of the time; strong organizational and analytical skills; and familiarity with computer systems and software used in development settings (e.g., fundraising reports).

A minimum of two years of professional work experience is required. Successful experience with fundraising, volunteer management and/or project management is strongly preferred.

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