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Assistant Vice President for Campaigns and Leadership Gifts

New England College

New England College is a private, non-profit college, located in the quintessential New England town of Henniker, New Hampshire dedicated to providing exceptional education for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from all over the world.

Ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the top tier of baccalaureate colleges in the north, New England College prepares students in a manner that is robust, thorough and engaging. We call it “experiential learning,” or learn-by-doing. Whether it be a course in business or philosophy, NEC professors incorporate hands-on experience into the curriculum so students graduate with more than just a degree.


The Assistant Vice President for Campaigns and Leadership Gifts (AVP) works collaboratively to build, implement and achieve strategic plans for increasing philanthropic support for the college; S/he provides leadership and direction for leadership gifts, annual giving, planned giving, corporate and foundation gifts, and donor relations. S/he is directly involved in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts, and has the ability to effectively communicate the mission and values of the college. S/he has a working knowledge of current best practices in all aspects of fundraising and collaborates with colleagues within Advancement and across campus to advance the goals and objectives outlined in the college’s Strategic Plan.

 

• Leads the fundraising team in planning and implementing long- and short-term strategies to secure gifts from individuals and organizations through leadership giving, planned giving and annual gifts.
• Working with the Vice President of Advancement, establishes measurable goals to increase fundraising results that are aspirational and achievable.
• Maintains an active prospect portfolio and solicits leadership and planned gifts.
• Provides direction and leadership of leadership giving (i.e. major gifts) and annual fund programs.
• Ensures the successful implementation of a planned giving program by developing marketing and prospect-specific strategies.
• Sets direction and gives guidance to a stewardship program to recognize donors in effective and meaningful ways.
• Develops strong positive relationships with the college community to establish the Advancement Office as the leadership resource and coordinator for all fundraising at the college.
• Helps develop and administer policies related to fundraising and gift stewardship in collaboration with college leadership.

Requirements:

Education
Master’s degree required

Experience
Minimum six years of fund-raising experience in higher education, including direct solicitation experience.

Experience managing annual giving programs is a plus.

Skills and Knowledge
Proven ability to successfully manage a portfolio of leadership gift prospects; ability to coach and mentor other staff in the development and successful management of a leadership gift portfolio.

Knowledge of and comfort with technology, including familiarity with computer-based fund-raising support systems (e.g. Raiser’s Edge, or similar).

Occasional weekend and evening attendance at events and activities. excellent written, oral and listening communication skills

Requires the ability to travel off campus to meet with donors, including overnight and out-of-state travel.

Must be able to represent the college with conviction about the quality and value of a NEC education.

Responsibilities:

• Leads the fundraising team in planning and implementing long- and short-term strategies to secure gifts from individuals and organizations through leadership giving, planned giving and annual gifts.
• Working with the Vice President of Advancement, establishes measurable goals to increase fundraising results that are aspirational and achievable.
• Maintains an active prospect portfolio and solicits leadership and planned gifts.
• Provides direction and leadership of leadership giving (i.e. major gifts) and annual fund programs.
• Ensures the successful implementation of a planned giving program by developing marketing and prospect-specific strategies.
• Sets direction and gives guidance to a stewardship program to recognize donors in effective and meaningful ways.
• Develops strong positive relationships with the college community to establish the Advancement Office as the leadership resource and coordinator for all fundraising at the college.
• Helps develop and administer policies related to fundraising and gift stewardship in collaboration with college leadership.

Job Location:

Henniker

Date Added: March 9, 2020

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