Reporting directly to the Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Student Philanthropy will be responsible for working closely with all staff members in Advancement to create and implement integrated strategies to meet Annual Giving and departmental goals in support ofAdvancement’s mission; to engage, build and foster relationships with alumni, parents, students andfriends to attract resources and establish a culture of philanthropy to support the best possibleeducational experience for our students’ success.
The Assistant Director will develop and foster positive relationships with alumni, students, friends, and University staff with the goal of increasing donor retention, reactivation, acquisition, and overall alumni participation rates as well as increasing donor counts.
Recruitment, training, management, payroll, and professional development of approximately 20 University of New Haven student ambassadors/callers.
Strategic execution of the calling campaign.
Development of Phonathon scripts and creatives; management of the call center.
Assist in the design and delivery of direct mail solicitations; determination of segmentation and messaging for various groups of alumni/donors
Management and Development of Student Philanthropy Council and programs, including the senior giving campaign.
Organize and plan Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month events in November and February, and Founder’s Day in May.
Oversee and serve as the point person for all University approved crowdfunding projects. This entails ensuring that proposed projects meet the criteria to proceed as a project, working hand- in-hand with project owners, providing guidance, and assistance to meet project goals and making sure that the projects are consistent with the University’s mission and branding.
Preferably 1-2 years of nonprofit development experience, with call center experience in a university setting.
Strong knowledge of MS Office products.
Experience using Raiser’s Edge or similar database preferred.
Excellent oral and communication skills, including active listening skills.
Excellent time management skills; ability to prioritize.
Must be comfortable and confident in asking alumni and friends for monetary donations.
Ability to maintain effective, consistent, and constructive communication with Director of Annual Giving.
Energetic and positive professional who works well in a team environment.
Sensitivity to personal information.
Internal Number: 19-14A
About University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.