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Director of Annual Giving - Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Job Description

Description:

The Director of Annual Giving, under direction of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, is responsible for oversight of the annual giving program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.  The position will lead the University's efforts in developing and implementing strategies to increase both the number of philanthropic contributors and the total annual contributions.  The Annual Giving program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi represents all areas and initiatives across the University, with particular attention to the acquisition and retention of a broad base of alumni, faculty and staff, parents and grandparents, and friends of the University.  

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni, faculty and staff, parents and grandparents, and friends of the University for annual fund gifts in excess of $1,000.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate annual campaigns for each annual giving program (Annual Fund, President's Circle, Faculty and Staff Giving, and Parents' Council).
  • Plan and host events as needed for each annual giving program.
  • Manage all external annual giving relationships, including vendors and other institutional partners for the successful execution of the department's plan and achievement of its goals.
  • Coordinate with Advancement Services team to monitor and evaluate the growth, cost effectiveness, return on investment and productivity of all annual giving programs.
  • Coordinate with the Executive Director of Alumni Relations to support alumni relations events and programming.
  • Coordinate with the Stewardship Coordinator for an effective donor recognition plan for annual giving donors.
  • Attend and assist at designated University and Institutional Advancement events.
  • Participate in key community organizations and attend key community events as determined by University priorities and departmental goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a related field
  • Ten (10) years related work experience to include one to three (1-3) years' experience in alumni relations, development, fundraising or event management
  • Additional education may be used as a substitution for the minimum experience requirement
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and manage details within the broader vision of the University
  • Ability to maintain clear, accurate records and timely reports
  • Willingness and ability to travel locally and work some night and weekend hours as events dictate

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a related field
  • Three to five (3-5) years' experience in alumni relations, development, fundraising, or event management
  • Experience working in higher education

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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