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Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Annual Giving
Categories: Administration
Position Grade: E1

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is responsible for developing and executing a strategic plan for Terrace Council ($2,000 and above) level gifts through the development of cultivation plans and solicitation strategies aimed at increasing leadership gifts and growing the major gift pipeline. The Assistant Director will manage a portfolio of leadership giving prospects.  The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Annual Giving. 
Specific Responsibilities: 
  • Lead strategist for the Terrace Council ($2,000 and above) level gifts.
  • Develop a targeted solicitation plan for prospects to the Terrace Council to encourage their sustained and increased giving.
  • Manage a portfolio of prospects.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for gifts to the Annual Fund and other identified priorities.
  • Assist with the development of related special recognition and gift acknowledgement programs.
  • Participate in creating an environment that promotes a team atmosphere, creativity, fun, excitement, and a high level of motivation and accomplishment.
  • Travel required as well as some nights and weekend commitments.
Bachelor’s degree with three to five years of professional work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experiences and demonstrated excellence in written communications, fundraising and working with volunteers required.   Ability to develop strong relationships with a diverse group of donors with the highest degree of professionalism. 

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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