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Director of Annual Giving
University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama
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Date Posted 03/07/2018
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Summary Description: Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement the Director of Annual Giving  is responsible for the development and management of a comprehensive, strategic, integrated effort to build the base of individual donors and increase the level of support through annual giving.  The Director will manage a year round cultivation and solicitation program that supports all annual fund programs and solicitation efforts, personal leadership annual solicitations, direct mail and electronic solicitations, the senior class gift, and other.  

  1. Construct an annual giving program that results in building a successful stream of projectable, predictable unrestricted income for the University, primarily resulting from alumni support, and incorporating the following elements: direct mail, Phonathon, parent giving, friends and stakeholder giving, faculty and staff giving, and student giving.  

  1. Create an annual giving program timeline with short, mid, and long range goals. 

  1. Works closely with Reunion Classes to recruit volunteers and coordinate mailings and activities for Homecoming and other events. 

  1. Assume responsibility and accountability for managing a variety of complex projects associated with the Annual Giving Program. 

  1. Construct a set of reports for the annual giving program to show growth, activity, status toward goals and to-date comparisons with prior years for context. 

  1. In coordination with the Advancement Office manage the online giving program. 

  1. Create, plan, and implement the annual “Give Day”. This includes, but is not limited to, strategy, marketing, managing online portals, setting goals, etc.  

  1. Prepare written communications including letters, brochures, and other materials as necessary for all annual giving programs. 

  1. Research and incorporate annual giving “best practices” into annual giving strategies. 

  1. Other duties as assigned. 

Position Qualifications (Educational credentials, skills and abilities):

  • Christian who is an active member in local church.

  • Demonstrates the Imago Dei of Christ (Gen 1:26) in all aspects of one’s professional role, personal interactions and community relations.

  • Supports Statement of Christian Affirmation (

  • Earned bachelor’s degree

  • Three or more years of experience working in the Annual Fund Program

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel required

  • Experience with PC and Mac applications

  • Basic understanding of social media, website maintenance, Adobe Suite products a plus

  • Proficiency using databases, making queries and running reports. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software or query-based SIS a significant advantage

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must pay great attention to detail in composing, typing, proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines

  • Must be organized and have the ability to work with independence

  • Must have knowledge of secretarial, office administrative procedures, and the ability to operate standard office equipment

  • Must have ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and professionalism

  • Advanced analytical ability and critical thinking skills are required for database responsibilities and for troubleshooting


Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to Mr. Travis Grantham at


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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