The Department of Institutional Advancement at the College of Saint Benedict invites applications for the full-time, benefit-eligible position of Annual Giving Associate – Philanthropic Engagement. The Annual Giving Associate is responsible for planning, managing, and implementing a multi-channel Student Advancement Ambassador (SAA) program. This SAA program will create personalized communications and touchpoints with constituents across multiple platforms, with the goal of increasing giving and engagement. The Annual Giving Associate represents the College’s positive image and reinforces its mission. The Annual Giving Associate is a member of a dynamic Annual Giving team and will be an integral part of the greater Institutional Advancement team. The Annual Giving team is responsible for inspiring and soliciting annual financial support for student scholarships and campus resources from alumnae, parents, and friends of the college. The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) is a liberal arts college for women located in the central lakes area of Minnesota. The campus is minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB is a Catholic college in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The college is dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB. Learn more in our Institutional Statement on Diversity and in our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition. With a total enrollment of approximately 1600 students, CSB has a unique coordinate partnership with Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men. CSB and SJU are committed to the holistic transformational development of women and men within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about . CSB offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program. Responsibilities: - Responsible for hiring, supervision, support, development, and evaluation of student employees for the SAA program. - In conjunction with student management staff, create an inclusive and enthusiastic work environment for students. - Work with the Annual Giving, Alumnae Relations, Major and Planned Gifts and Donor Relations to develop and implement the SAA Program that includes a multi-channel approach, including but not limited to, texting, video, email, social media, mail, and phone to increase giving to the college and engagement with constituents. - Implement and manage a multi-channel plan that will more effectively reach constituents. - Integrate and implement platforms into the overall annual giving and alumnae relations strategy to enhance solicitation and engagement efforts. - Research and recommend emerging digital fundraising trends and best practices to support overarching goals - Coordinate segmentation strategies in collaboration with the Director of Annual Giving and the Annual Giving Analyst. - In collaboration with the Annual Giving Analyst measure, evaluate and report on results and implement ways to improve overall efficiency and performance of the SAA program. - Work closely with IT and Advancement Systems to ensure compliance with all policies and data integrity. - Assist Director of Annual Giving in planning and implementing a comprehensive annual fundraising program based on the priorities of the college. - Assume responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Annual Giving to advance annual giving’s goals. - Work collaboratively with Alumnae Relations to develop and execute a robust Reunion Giving program. Specifically recruiting and managing reunion volunteers and creating a multi-channel plan to increase overall reunion giving. - Maintain ongoing knowledge of philanthropic and annual giving trends. Qualifications: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS : - Bachelor's Degree - At least one year of experience in one or more of the following: fundraising, alumni relations, non-profit, or sales. Experiences as a student, intern, or volunteer may qualify. - Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to deal effectively and sensitively with constituents. - A demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity - Time management skills and use of effective tracking methods to complete work and projects, prioritize tasks in an environment of changing time constraints, and ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. - Leadership and interpersonal skills that demonstrate respect for others, support for department and organizational goals and the ability to work as part of a team. - Ability to analyze information to identify key issues and effectively adjust. - Proficient software skills in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email, internet, and database familiarity. - Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and some overnight travel. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Experience working with and organizing students - Management experience - Project management experience - Experience with digital marketing - Understanding of trends in and principles of higher education and philanthropy
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