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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Development/Fundraising
4 Year Degree
Trinity Christian College seeks a full-time Annual Giving Officer for the Advancement Department. As the Annual Giving Officer, your primary responsibility is to strategically plan and manage the comprehensive Annual Giving Program for Trinity Christian College. This includes the coordination and oversight of its supporting initiatives. You will work closely with Advancement Services and Major Gifts Officers to shape the sustainable annual support that enables TCC to provide the level of education for which its known.
Your Duties & Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, you must be able to complete each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In this role, you will be expected to be able to formulate annual plans that fit into the overall strategies of the College and then move forward with carrying out those plans with limited supervision. You will also regularly engage with outside vendors to produce materials and interact with Trinity's staff, faculty and student workers to accomplish projects on campus.
Aspects of this position include:
Strategic Communications & Program Management
You will provide the strategic direction to grow the Annual Giving Program while supporting the greater development and campaign goals of Trinity Christian College.
Formulate and execute a matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, telemarketing, personal visitation, social media, online giving platforms, and volunteer engagement
Oversee all Annual giving programs, including faculty/staff campaigns, Giving Circles, Annually Funded Scholarships, Trinity Athletics Club, Trinity Business Network, and other programs.
Organize and maintain the donor portfolio of annual givers
Promote annual giving as a component of a successful Major Gifts and Planned Gift Programs.
Focus on effective communication and solicitation activities within specific market segments to expand donor acquisition for continued growth in alumni giving.
Strategy Development & Campaign Execution
In partnership with the Major Gift Officers, you will help determine the annual giving goals and build strategies for moving donors to higher annual giving levels. This will be a comprehensive effort utilizing the resources from Advancement Services and Major Gift Officers' knowledge.
Work with Director of Advancement to coordinate annual giving with reunion campaigns and other specialty constituents, such as trustees and alumni board members.
Oversee quarterly direct mail campaigns and annual day of giving event - Trinity Tuesday
Organize online crowdfunding giving opportunities that benefit the Trinity Fund with the assistance from the Director of Advancement Services and the Alumni and Parent Engagement team.
Coordinate and manage an effective multi-channel outreach program.
Hire, train and supervise student workers and student managers each semester.
Provide timely follow-up to alumni and parents regarding questions and issues that arise during a
Work with the Director of Parent and Alumni Engagement to plan and implement a young alumnus giving strategy and a parent giving strategy.
Data Management & Additional Duties
You will work with Advancement Services to provide clean data, ease of access to data, and timely donor stewardship.
Work with the Director of Advancement Services in the supporting areas of gift processing, data management and donor relations as related to annual giving.
Measure data externally in terms of total dollars, percentage participation, and consistency of giving and average gift size to evaluate the program.
Perform all other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement.
What You Need to Be Successful as the Annual Giving Officer
Faith & Beliefs
Trinity Christian College seeks candidates that have a personal faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, and a sincere allegiance to the mission of the college.
Education & Experience
Bachelor's Degree (BA) preferred
Two to five years' related experience
Specific Technical Skills & Knowledge Requirements
Knowledge and experience with research and CRM platforms
Blackbaud/Raisers Edge and GiveCampus platform experience is a plus.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Raiser's Edge Fundamentals Certification is acceptable if previous work experience is sufficient.
Necessary Soft Skills
Detail and goal oriented
Strong organizational skills
Quality writing skills and effective oral communication skills
Good people skills
Willingness and ability to accommodate occasional evening and weekend hours
Must be able to demonstrate quality personnel management skills, scheduling skills
Necessary Hard Skills
Ability to read and produce spreadsheets for budgeting, planning, and reporting.
Ability to type, work, with database software as well as Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure
Ability to compute, rate, ratio, and percent
You will be responsible for the:
Direct supervision of student workers
Management of the marketing writers and designers for direct mail.
Coordination of Major Gift Officers' work as it pertains to the Trinity Fund.
External Relationships & Contacts
As Annual Giving Officer, you will:
Manage the external relationships with the donor base of the College both on the campus and away from the campus in a variety of settings.
Maintain a vast database of contact information that will serve as a source of knowledge concern for the College.
Physical Demands & Working Conditions
An on-campus office space will be made available for you to work at your responsibilities. You must be able to:
Drive a vehicle
Type on a computer
Talk on a phone
Carry light loads of materials in and out of the office.
Why You Want to Work at Trinity
Trinity Christian College is a Christian college with a mission to provide a Biblically informed liberal arts education in the Reformed tradition. At Trinity you will find a rich and vibrant community working together to equip students. We offer a collaborative team, an encouraging atmosphere, and a variety of benefits, tools, and resources to ensure our coworkers have every opportunity to learn, grow, and create a satisfying future.
Salary & Benefits
A full complement of benefits including TCC tuition waiver for employees/dependents
How to Apply to the Annual Giving Officer Position
You should be prepared to upload the following during the online application process:
Brief cover letter
Written statement that describes your Christian faith commitment and how it is expressed through involvement with the body of Christ and participation in a local church.