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Assistant Director of the LaGrange College Fund
Title:Assistant Director of the LaGrange College Fund

Job Duties:

The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director of the LaGrange College Fund will be to develop and manage a comprehensive, strategic, integrated effort to build the base of individual donors and increase the level of support through annual giving at LaGrange College. Reporting to and in partnership with the Director of Development, the Assistant Director’s primary goal of the position is to build relationships with alumni, individuals and organizations to secure funding to advance the mission of the College. The Assistant Director of the LaGrange College Fund will serve as a member of Development and External Relations team to ensure completion of the dollar and the alumni participation goals each year.

Other duties will include, but not limited to: 

  • Complete 100 face-to-face visits per year with primary responsibility for soliciting, renewing, and upgrading gifts to the LaGrange College Fund.
  • Manage a prospect portfolio as determined by the Director.
  • Work with the Development Communication Specialist to coordinate Social Media fundraising efforts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LaGrange College Fund e-mail solicitations, etc.). 
  • Develop and execute a solicitation calendar that effectively utilizes all forms of annual giving solicitations including telephone, direct mail, e-mail and crowdfunding appeals.
  • Work with the Director to develop the annual giving program operational plan which may include responsibilities for the Scholarship Donor Appreciation mailings and luncheon, support of the Alumni Executive Council, Peer-to-Peer fundraising initiatives and other short-term, focused campaigns such as Greek Challenges, Phone-A-Thon, Young Alumni activities and/or other fundraising tactics designed to maximize gifts in the under $1,000 category.
  • Select and work with the Senior and Junior student intern to promote philanthropy on campus.
  • Enhance student education of philanthropy and solicit support for the senior class gift.
  • Create, design and facilitate the Philanthropy Celebration Week on campus to promote student giving and good will.
  • Collaborate with gift officers to identify prospects who may be appropriate for major gift cultivation and solicitation.
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility and thoughtful planning in the use and care of all College resources, including staff and student time; funds budgeted for travel, telephone, events or other activities; property such as vehicles, computers, cell phones, etc.
  • Complete documentation requirements for the position including correspondence, contact and call reports, expense reports and reimbursements, accurately and in a timely fashion. 
  • Recruit and support volunteers to maximize alumni giving and participation rates.
  • As required, participate in cultivation and other campus events, including Homecoming. 
  • Participate actively in all required and requested meetings, openly contributing ideas and suggestions to strengthen the College’s development program.
  • Assist colleagues in other duties as assigned to meet the challenges and opportunities of LaGrange College’s development goals.
  • Participate in professional development activities as suggested/needed, including regular participation in campus and community activities that will enhance donor contacts.
  • Work may include evenings and weekends. 

Other roles/duties will be assigned as necessary to assist the College in the attainment of the goals set forth and the enhancement of a positive, respectful learning environment for all staff, faculty and students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Three years of successful fundraising experiences in higher education.
  • Three years of managing a personal cultivation and solicitation portfolio of annual gift prospects; demonstrated success in soliciting and closing annual gifts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent planning, organizational, and implementation skills, with demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage several development activities and strategies simultaneously while maintaining timeframes and capacity to determine priorities.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Personal demonstrated traits of integrity, discretion, patience, persistence, good judgment and strong sense of self; experience in or capacity to learn and articulate concepts of fundraising strategies and plan annual giving strategies.
  • Must be able to work outside college normal hours and be able to travel with some use of a personal car.
  • Proficient computer skills, to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Raiser’s Edge software.
  • Proven success in motivating and supervising volunteers and staff in fundraising.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

The job profile document is intended to be generic in nature. It is not intended to specify all duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Additional job functions and the need to work a flexible work schedule may vary based on specific requirements of the department and the College.

LaGrange College is an equal opportunity employer. Persons applying to LaGrange College for employment may be required to submit to a national background check.

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