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Associate Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship

New Jersey City University

Last Updated: 6/23/22

Job Description



JOB SUMMARY: The Associate Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship reports to the Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship and assists in developing and managing a centralized annual giving campaign, which solicits alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff for gifts in support of the NJCU Fund, scholarships and other University priorities.

The Associate Director also administers Foundation scholarships and assists in coordinating stewardship activities such as reporting, campus visits, and meetings with beneficiaries, to name a few. The Associate Director will also manage a donor portfolio and create an annual operating plan, defining individuals to be cultivated, solicited, and closed, as well as dollars to be raised, and is responsible for meeting these targets.

KEY DUTIES: The Associate Director is a key member of the University’s Foundation team and as such, expected to collaborate with colleagues across the University to improve the accuracy of Raiser’s edge data, to develop quality engagement and stewardship opportunities and to maximize the giving experience for donors and prospects.

  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive donor scholarship administration program, including student selection by the Office of Financial Aid, financial reporting and the creation and distribution of scholarship reports to donors. (35%)
  • Assisting in developing and implementing a comprehensive annual giving program, utilizing proven solicitation strategies for phone, direct mail, email, and crowdfunding and social media platforms to acquire, upgrade and renew donors. (30%)
  • Identifying, cultivating, and managing a portfolio of approximately 50 donors and potential donors with leadership annual giving capacity of $1,000+/year. Devises strategies for the solicitation and closure of gifts from individuals in portfolio. (10%)
  • Assisting in developing and implementing alumni, donor, and student events. (10%)
  • Coordinating internal and external meetings. (5%)
  • Assisting in managing student worker. (5%)
  • Managing special projects and other duties as assigned. (5%)

Required Professional Background

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred
  • 2+ years of Higher Education, fundraising and/or financial aid (or related, transferable) experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated tact and diplomacy in working with a wide variety of personalities.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism, confidentiality, ethical sensitivity and discretion.
  • An entrepreneurial, self-starter work ethic with the ability to independently make sound decisions.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with ability to create, advance and evaluate strategic initiatives.
  • Willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends.

We offer a competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.

As a condition of employment, new employees are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. Candidates wishing to request a medical or religious exemption must advise Human Resources at the time of job offer.

New Jersey City University is a Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus. For the health of our employees, students and visitors, smoking, vaping and tobacco use is not permitted on campus. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots.

Company Details

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States