DIRECTOR OF MID-LEVEL GIVING
Berry College is seeking a director of its mid-level annual giving program. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Development, the Director is responsible for managing and growing the College's mid-level giving program, which is responsible for $2 million in annual revenue from gifts ranging from $1,000 to $25,000.
The Director works collaboratively with gift officers and development colleagues, to develop an integrated mid-level giving plan which incorporates strategies to identify, cultivate, and move donors into and through the donor continuum of mid-level giving into the major gift program ($25,000+).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION (MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES)
- Effectively manage a portfolio of mid-level donor prospects using personal contact via phone, email, and a predetermined number of virtual and in-person meetings, to meet outreach and dollar goals, building and strengthening relationships resulting in progressively increased engagement and giving levels.
- Identify key opportunities for prospect cultivation and engagement, determining key relationships to build and matching interest with need and ability. Develop relationships that ultimately lead to new and increased levels of giving.
- Work collaboratively with donor research to identify and prioritize donors for contact and engagement through the mid-level giving program with the ultimate goal of moving into major gift levels.
- Direct reunion giving program for key reunion years, including volunteer recruitment, support, and relationship management to achieve established dollar goals.
- Oversee, through collaborative efforts, an annual direct mail strategy ensuring timely and effective fundraising appeals to steadily increase both income for the college and alumni engagement.
- Lead periodic targeted campaigns achieving dollar goals in a timely manner.
- Assist with alumni engagement events.
- Monitor goal progress with the ability to assess the effectiveness of efforts and flexibility to alter strategies.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES OF THE POSITION
- Work within the established budget to maximize efficiencies.
- Occasional overnight travel required.
- Bachelor's degree or relevant experience in non-profit fundraising
- Minimum 3-5 years of experience in development and/or alumni relations, including strong skills in the development and implementation of individual relationship-building strategy and management
- Experience in fundraising and direct prospect solicitation and follow-up, preferably in an educational environment, with a commitment to stewardship.
ABOUT BERRY COLLEGE
Berry is a selective independent college of 2,200 students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago. Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds. To apply, click here.
Berry College is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty and staff. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at (706) 290-2698
Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. The job is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until a qualified individual has been hired. For ADA Accommodations please contact our ADA Coordinator - 706-233-4062.