• Crowder College, Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Relations

  • Posted: 03/22/2021

    Position Summary
    The Assistant Director coordinates and implements the activities of Development and Alumni Relations objectives. These activities include, but are not limited to the Foundation’s fundraising events, employee-giving campaign, marketing materials, scholarships, and special events. The AD works cooperatively with the Director to maintain positive relations with donors, alumni, and college personnel. The AD should share collective responsibility with the team to deliver the Foundation’s mission statement of “Crowder College Foundation exists to cultivate donor and community gifts that provide scholarships, enrich the classroom experience and benefit Crowder College.”
    Essential Job Duties

    • Coordinate and oversee the Foundation annual fundraising campaigns, coordinating with the college Graphic Design Department in the creation of campaign materials.
    • Coordinate and oversee the employee-giving campaign.
    • Assist in publishing and distributing marketing letters, reports and other materials.
    • Direct and implement new fundraising strategies.
    • Work cooperatively with the appropriate Foundation Board of Directors’ committee(s) to develop graduation and alumni functions and awards.
    • Develop strategies to encourage and strengthen alumni support of the College and the Foundation.
    • Coordinate the annual Festival of Wreaths event for the Foundation, including sponsorship and donation solicitation, coordinating with appropriate vendors and volunteers and working with the Foundation Board of Directors.
    • Establish and maintain rapport with college employees, students, alumni, Foundation members, and the general public.
    • Support the Director in the accomplishment of his/her duties.
    • Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Director which job-related circumstances may demand.  
    Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Bachelor’s degree in related field
    • Experience working with fundraising and organizing events.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to plan, organize and implement responsibilities effectively.
    • Identify new donor bases and be able to cultivate new relationships.
    • Well-developed spelling, grammar, and proofreading skills.
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, other professionals, staff, Foundation Board of Directors and the public.
    • Ability to analyze and extract data.
    • Ability to handle confidential material judiciously.
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision. 
     Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Experience in event management and fundraising