The Assistant Director of Young Alumni Philanthropy is part of a team responsible for raising more than $10 million yearly in direct support of Washington and Lee University’s operating budget. The primary responsibility of this position is maximizing Annual Fund gifts to Washington and Lee through management of the Young Alumni Annual Giving program.
Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of expertise.
Under the direction of the Director and/or Associate Director of Annual Giving, oversees fundraising efforts and management of class agents (non-Reunion) for the classes ten years post-graduation including the 5th Reunion and the 10th Reunion.
Serves as a member of the Reunion Giving team, attends weekly meetings and contributes to Reunion Giving annual goals and strategies.
Manages a prospect pool of approximately 150+ AF Young Alumni leadership proposals. This includes the responsibility of direct solicitation and gift closure.
Contributes to overall Annual Giving Calendar including the schedule for and progress of Young Alumni Annual Giving.
Travel may be required to visit alumni constituents, class agents and prospects.
Collaborates with Annual Giving colleagues and advancement operations colleagues on internal reporting functions.
Provides assistance to the Director and other development team members, as needed.
Additional related duties as assigned.
This position depends on creative communication to a varied constituency, and the ideal candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated initiative, a careful attention to detail, the ability to work within specific deadlines, prioritize, maintain multiple tasks and manage student workers and student volunteers are important qualifications. Ability to work independently and creatively in a collaborative team-oriented environment is important. Bachelor’s degree and at least one to two years of fundraising or related experience is desired. Fundraising experience may include student fundraising or phonathon experience. Evening and weekend work is required for attendance at major University events such as Alumni Weekend and Young Alumni Weekend.
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.
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Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Working Conditions: The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).
Types of Work: Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with occasional nights and weekend hours required.
Weekly Hours: 35
Minimum Pay: $45,356.00
Pay commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: R133
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world.
The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings.
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the devel...opment of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.