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Annual Giving Manager

Apply now Job no: 517272
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San José
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time

 

Job Summary

The Annual Giving Manager is responsible for the development, implementation, management, and refinement of programs that engage and encourage the participation of alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends in the department of Development. The incumbent oversees complex project planning, management, and evaluation of Annual Giving and membership direct-marketing appeals and reaches constituents through a highly coordinated series of direct mail, email, and personal contact solicitations that led to increased philanthropic support for the university.  The Annual Giving Manager is responsible for managing the Matching Gift Program, Faculty/Staff Giving Campaign, and the Senior Class Gift Campaign. The Annual Giving Manager oversees the Spartan Pride Scholarship Program and the SJSU Student Activities Award.

The Annual Giving Manager partners with the Director of Digital Philanthropy for seamless outreach and fundraising.  They collaborate with the Director and Assistant Director of Leadership Giving to assist with donor pipeline development.  The Annual Giving Manager has a key responsibility for donor relations and stewardship activities and programs within the department.  The Annual Giving Manager works closely with Advancement Services on segmentation and maintaining data integrity. The incumbent also participates in Alumni Engagement programs and events that engage and connect alumni.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish an annual plan for cultivation and solicitation of individual donors to the annual giving program. Develops and implements multichannel strategies to solicit annual gifts and manage programs and solicitations that engage and increase philanthropy from alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends in support of the university, colleges, library, and other university units
  • Develops and coordinates the stewardship of annual and leadership giving donors and prospects. Develop, implement, manage and evaluate Annual Giving stewardship processes and activities; supports donor recognition and stewardship efforts within the division
  • Oversees the SJSU Matching Gift Program.  Develops policy and procedures to ensure that donors are aware of potential corporate matching gifts and coordinates initial outreach and follow-up procedures. Responsible for growth and increased giving through matching gift programs
  • Oversight of the Spartan Pride Scholarship Program and the SJSU Student Activities Award. Works with the appropriate campus departments and personnel to ensure that these programs are brought to a successful conclusion
  • Implements and manages direct marketing membership appeals and assists with the development of membership outreach strategies
  • Prioritize and plan work activities to meet Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement goals, and implement strategies that support the greater University Advancement mission and campaign goals.
  • Assure schedule of appeals provides the optimal number of appeals to retain donors’ year-to-year
  • Build and cultivate donor/prospect and alumni relationships; maintain contact and respond directly to inquiries; solicit feedback to build relationships and improve services
  • Manage annual solicitation and membership appeals utilizing multiple channels including online, email, and direct mail; channels may also include social media, crowdfunding, and other web platforms as technology emerges

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Comprehensive understanding of annual giving fundamentals, strategies, and best practices and knowledge of higher education fundraising concepts, principles, and practices
  • Ability to develop and implement annual fundraising programs and membership appeals
  • Strong customer service ethic; knowledge of donor-driven customer service and stewardship practices
  • Strong interpersonal skills, particularly with external constituents and interacting with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong interpersonal skills, particularly with external constituents and interacting with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to articulate academic mission and values to different constituent groups through multiple channels
  • Strong research and information-gathering skills and the ability to synthesize and analyze data and information
  • Ability to adapt strategies and incorporate emerging technology platforms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project planning and management techniques and methodologies
  • Ability to work productively with, and effectively manage external partner relationships
  • Ability to identify, plan and utilize existing and new resources efficiently and effectively
  • Skilled in strategic and tactical planning and critical and creative thinking

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 to 4 years of experience in communications/marketing, preferably in a higher education setting
  • Experience with digital fundraising and engagement platforms
  • Experience with marketing and web data analysis

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent written, proofreading, and editing experience a plus, and oral communication skills
  • Networking experience including strong consultative skills to work with internal and external constituents

 

Compensation

Classification: Administrator II
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.

 

 

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: August 1, 2022 through August 9, 2022. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

 

Contact Information

University Personnel
jobs@sjsu.edu
408-924-2252

 

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to jobs@sjsu.edu.

 

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.

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All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Security-Report.pdf. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at clerycompliance@sjsu.edu.

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Fire-Safety-Report.pdf. The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at uhs-frontdesk@sjsu.edu.

 

 

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

 

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Last Updated May 23, 2022