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Executive Director of Annual Giving

  2/7/2019   Point Loma Nazarene University
 Job Description        

The Executive Director of Annual Giving is a part of the senior leadership team, charged with guiding and overseeing the annual giving program, including appeals (direct mail, digital, and phone) for alumni, donors, and friends of the university. The Executive Director manages a team of staff members to pursue creative and comprehensive strategies for increasing annual support, with significant experience not only in annual gift fundraising but also in management, and with an ambitious vision for the future of annual giving at Point Loma Nazarene University. Working side by side with the Director of Alumni Relations, the Executive Director of Annual Giving is responsible for building a strong case for annual support for unrestricted funds. To see a full description and apply, please visit



This position typically requires a bachelorís degree or higher plus nine years of work-related experience. The successful candidate will also have: A track record of success in increasing annual gift support through innovative appeals and targeted strategies. Experience in leading goal-oriented teams, managing budgets, and collaborating successfully with a broad range of colleagues. An ability to represent the Office of University Advancement both within Point Loma Nazarene University and in larger professional contexts, including national conferences and organizations. Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, with a particular sensitivity to the needs and interests of varied constituencies. A passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions. An appreciation for and understanding of diverse audiences and communities. Strong communication skills, the ability to shepherd a targeted effort within a complex department.


 Additional Information        

RESPONSIBILITIES Annual Giving Works closely with the VP for University Advancement and the Executive Director of Philanthropy Research and Strategy to coordinate annual giving work with the fundraising efforts of the Directors. Leadership Leads and develops the annual giving team to ensure they have the support, strategic direction, skills and knowledge to meet PLNU goals and objectives. Works as part of an integrated management team to establish overall goals and strategies for increasing private support to the university. Donor development Development responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Personally identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards potential/existing annual fund and parent donors. Makes a predetermined number of contacts with annual giving donors and achieves a specific dollar goal. Upgrades donors in an effort to move the donor relationship along the lifetime giving cycle and transfer relationships to the Directors of Philanthropy.


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