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The Annual Giving Officer will work closely with the Associate Director of Annual Giving to meet the goals and objectives of the Annual Giving team through direct marketing, crowdfunding campaigns, stewardship initiatives, volunteer management, and data analysis. In collaboration with the Annual Giving team, the Annual Giving Officer will actively participate in the creation and execution of innovative fundraising and engagement strategies.
Report To: Sasha Castroverde, Associate Director, Annual Giving Direct Reports: N/A Student Workers this position supports: N/A Essential: No
Appeals & Solicitations With the Associate Director of Annual Giving, develop and execute the Annual Fund solicitation plan including direct mail, email, and other channels: devise strategy, draft copy, prepare and send emails, collaborate with internal and external partners as needed, evaluate progress etc.
Crowdfunding Campaigns Assist with the development and execution of all Annual Giving crowdfunding campaigns including overall strategy, communications, and volunteer management; maintain GiveCampus crowdfunding platform; manage crowdfunding process for on-campus partners: oversee application process, train users, and troubleshoot issues on GiveCampus
Data & Reporting Prepare fundraising and donor reports using Raiser's Edge, Excel, and PowerPoint; assist with data analysis; input and maintain Annual Giving data in Raiser's Edge
Reunion Fundraising & Volunteer Management Collaborate with members of the Alumni Engagement team in creating and implementing a reunion giving program targeting landmark reunion classes including recruiting and managing volunteers, setting goals, and creating materials
Stewardship Collaborate with members of the Donor Relations team in the execution of ongoing stewardship activities; assist with the creation and implementation of new initiatives
Administration Field Annual Giving inquiries from alumni and donors; work with members of the Advancement Services team to resolve online giving and gift processing issues; process invoices and liaise with Finance staff as needed
Other Departmental Activities As needed, participate in Institutional Advancement activities and events, such as staffing Alumni Weekend or preparing materials for Alumni Board meetings
2-4 years of directly related experience (development, nonprofit, marketing, public relations, or similar professional work experience)
Demonstrated experience with data analysis
Demonstrated experience writing for an external audience
Demonstrated project management skills
Knowledge of direct response fundraising/marketing
Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to think strategically and creatively
Ability to build relationships internally and externally
Demonstrated experience with donor management software or other CRM software
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
Bachelor's degree preferred
Understanding of fundraising best practices and emerging trends highly preferred
Direct experience in higher education fundraising and annual giving solicitation marketing preferred
Direct experience with writing donor communications such as appeals, acknowledgement letters, and other written stewardship preferred
Experience with educational crowdfunding campaigns desirable
Work Environment and Demands of the Position:
Physical Place and Existing Conditions : Usual office conditions
Intellectual and Mental Concentration for extended periods of time: Requires long periods of mental concentration
Requires constant coordination of Mental and Visual Attention: Yes
Requires ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time: Yes
Requires ability to lift and move objects that are: Under 10 lbs
Requires ability to move materials: No
Requires working in difficult physical positions and body contortions: No
Amount of time required to travel to do this job: Less than 25%
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Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.