Apply now Job no: 492622
Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Annual Giving
Categories: Staff
Position Grade: HA1

Work Days: Monday-Friday
Shift Start/End Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Occasional 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hours Per Week: 37
Weeks Per Year: 52


Phonathon: Set goals and objectives for the program. Interview, hire and manage student managers and callers. Train callers on solicitation strategies. Become proficient with Phonathon technology. Organize calling schedules. Segment constituencies for calling according to best practices. Maintain program statistics and report to Director on a weekly basis. Create an environment that promotes a team atmosphere, creativity, fun, excitement, and a high level of motivation and accomplishment. Work evenings and weekends as necessary for program operation.
Student Giving: Set donor and dollar goals and objectives for the program. Identify, recruit, and train seniors to serve on a senior gift committee that will solicit peers for gifts. Develop and execute a marketing and communications plan to achieve goals, which may include events. Recommend a budget to Director and track expenses accordingly. Maintain program statistics and report to Director on a weekly basis. Work evenings and weekends as necessary for program operation.
Alumni Classes: Set class fundraising goals (donors, dollars, and Terrace Council donors). Identify, recruit, train, and manage volunteers who conduct peer-to-peer solicitations. Staff reunion class events as needed.
Individual Giving: Manage a portfolio of leadership annual giving donors, moving them through the donor engagement pipeline from qualification to stewardship. Make reunion giving a priority in the giving cycle of a donor, securing multi-year Terrace Council commitments. Staff leadership annual giving events as needed. 
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. 1-2 years fundraising experience preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary. Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals. Must be able to maintain confidentiality. Strong attention to detail and excellent analytical skills. Enthusiastic and energetic with the capability of motivating others to top performance. Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Commitment to a liberal arts education and capable of articulating a persuasive, passionate case for support. Training and supervisory experience preferred. Volunteer management experience preferred.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

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 11% retirement plan contribution 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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