The Office of College Advancement at Marist College seeks an Assistant Director of Annual Giving – StudentEngagement to oversee the Student Phonathon program, senior class gift, and student philanthropy education in support of annual giving initiatives. S/he will also be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to ensure annual fundraising targets are met.
Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director will oversee Student Phonathon callers and supervisors, establish calling schedules, and set shift goals. S/he will provide daily/nightly supervision of student employees, communicate results to the Marist Fund team, and facilitate the pledge reminder and stewardship processes. This position is also responsible for a senior class gift campaign and committee as well as developing and managing a student philanthropy education program, including working with a group of student volunteers who will serve as alumni ambassadors.
Bachelor's degree required. Knowledge of phonathon programs and software and/or direct marketing strategies; excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal communications skills; ability to represent the college effectively; demonstrated ability to relate with current students; ability to attend college functions during and after normal business hours. Preference given to candidates with previous experience as a student Phonathon worker and/or experience in fundraising. Must have a flexible schedule and the ability to work evening hours regularly. Must possess a valid driver's license with no serious convictions.
Marist College is located on the banks of the historic Hudson River midway between New York City and Albany and at its Florence, Italy campus. A comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts, its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 384 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (8th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.