Director of Annual and Athletic Giving

Director of Annual and Athletic Giving
Office of Advancement
This position provides the Executive Director of Development important senior leadership in the oversight of our annual giving program while also growing our athletic fundraising program into a best practice operation. S/he is responsible for the oversight of a team of front line fundraisers in service to the annual fund, reunion giving, senior class gift, young alumni/ae engagement and athletics fundraising; all of this in service to deepening and broadening our impact on philanthropy and engagement directed at Hobart and William Smith.
Annual Giving
+ Lead the annual giving operation including the Annual Fund, Reunion Campaigns, athletics and other annually supported opportunities with an emphasis on donor acquisition and retention.
+ Enhance and deepen existing and develop new ways to engage alumni/ae, parents and friends in supporting HWS on an annual basis.
+ Motivate, mentor and manage a growing team of front line fundraising professionals and an administrative support team member in planning, executing an developing robust programs.
+ While setting the goals and expectations for the multifaceted program, the Director will oversee all annual gift appeals including direct mail, e-mail, and social media platforms and individual solicitations in partnership with our Advancement Communications team members and the Executive Director of Development.
+ A major objective is to shift our current athletic fundraising operations (Hobart and William Smith) from an unrestricted general support approach to a sport specific model.
+ Serve as the liaison, along with the Senior Director of Development for Athletics, with the Athletic Directors, coaches and athletic booster boards of directors.
+ Bachelors degree with 5 years of experience in higher education and athletics' fundraising preferred.
+ Demonstrated record of accomplishment in leading a team and delivering on goals and expectations both as an individual and as a manager.
+ Excellent writing, editorial and verbal skills.
+ Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and strategically s a team with all levels of professional, administrative, technical and creative staff.
+ Experience managing others.
+ A capacity for follow-through as well as an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
+ Able to perform effectively and diplomatically in a deadline-driven environment.
This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried (exempt) position. Normal campus office hours of work are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the academic year. Evening and weekend work will be required. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/51425.
If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send to baroody@hws.edu.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.
Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean?s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges? mission.

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