Position Details

Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Virginia Wesleyan University is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations. The Assistant Director is responsible for the planning, designing, coordinating and implementation of the University’s multi-pronged annual giving program (The Excellence Fund), to include the Advancement Outreach Calling Office. The Assistant Director’s primary goals are to secure unrestricted giving from all constituencies and to increase the percentage of alumni who contribute to the University via The Excellence Fund. This position must work closely with the Associate Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of Alumni Relations Director of Annual Giving to develop and implement successful programs to increase alumni participation and financial support. This role will rely on direct mail appeals, electronic solicitations, social media, e-marketing, personal solicitations, and the Outreach Calling Office to achieve its goal.

Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of fundraising, and/or direct mail experience, preferably in higher education or non-profit setting. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and have excellent time management, organizational, written and oral communication skills.

Knowledge and experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite, relational databases, social media platforms, and electronic communication technologies are required.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to employment@vwu.edu

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Virginia Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of skills, experience, and qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, the presence of non-job-related medical disability, or any other legally protected status.