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Director of Leadership Annual Giving

Job Type: Fundraising/Development

Organization: Trinity University

Application Closing Date: 9/1/2017

Job Description:


Why Trinity University?     

Trinity University located in historic, culturally-rich San Antonio, Texas has for 25 years been consistently been ranked as the No.1 college in the West by U. S. News & World Report. In the 2016 inaugural Wall Street Journal /Times Higher Education College ranking of 1,000 U.S. colleges, Trinity was ranked No.6 in the nation and No. 1 in Texas in the “Top Faculties” category. This ranking encompassed faculty research productivity, student evaluations of professor accessibility as well as opportunities for collaborative learning opportunities. Known for its superior liberal arts program, outstanding faculty, and exceptional academic and residential resources, Trinity offers 55 baccalaureate majors and 60 interdisciplinary minors as well as five Masters pathways - healthcare administration, accounting, education, teaching and school psychology. 

Trinity's 2,506 students come from every state in the union plus 40 countries. Trinity is committed to the intellectual, civic, and professional preparation of its students and to remaining meaningful in the lives of nearly 30,000 alumni.

Job Description

As Director of Leadership Annual Giving you will work in tandem with the Senior Director of Annual Giving Programs in cultivating and securing leadership annual gifts ($1,000-$25,000). You will be responsible for revitalizing and expanding Trinity’s two long-standing and successful leadership annual fund programs (Trinity University Associates and TU Business Affiliates). A good listener and keen to explore donor interests, you will enjoy the strategy and collaborative nature of working with major and planned giving professionals to realize the best philanthropic opportunities for alumni and friends of the University. Extensive travel will be required.

Creation of customized written material and proposals is a skill as well as excellent conversational skills, strong organizational propensity, customer service oriented, self-motivated, creative and exuding enthusiasm for the University and, of course, the ability to work without supervision.

Why This Position?

Alumni, donors and friends of Trinity University are exceptionally loyal. Trinity University is in the beginning stages of preparing for a comprehensive capital campaign. The Director of Leadership Annual Giving in this position will help be essential in the breadth of the Campaign and will strengthen relationships with key prospects and donors for years to come. 

Trinity’s Annual Giving Department in AR&D

The position reports to the Senior Director of Annual Giving Programs. Trinity’s Alumni Relations and Development Division is growing to 42 team members this summer. Currently 8 team members drive the vitality and success of the Annual Giving Department.    

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manages and oversees the TU Associates and TU Business Affiliates programs
  • Responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of leadership annual gifts from alumni, faculty, staff, friends and businesses
  • Building and maintaining a portfolio of meaningful relationships
  • Creates goals to increase, retain and upgrade participation from leadership annual giving donors
  • Identifies and occasionally qualifies possible major gift prospects
  • Confirms and follows up with other giving officers or volunteers on renewals of leadership donors 
  • Assists in the creation of the content for leadership annual giving portions of the University web site
  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively with other employees in the spirit of teamwork and collegiality and comply with all Trinity University policies and guidelines
  • Serve on university committees as needed
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
Experience Required: 
  • Three to five years fundraising experience, preferably in a higher education or with major nonprofits
  • Direct solicitation experience at the annual fund level
  • Self-starter with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work non-traditional business hours and weekends
  • Willingness to travel extensively on behalf of Trinity University

Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Extensive knowledge of best practices in donor cultivation, leadership solicitation, volunteer management and ongoing stewardship skills
  • The desire and ability to generate philanthropic support and partnership engagement across University academic and programmatic units and in assigned geographic areas  
  • Ability to cooperatively interact with professionals in major and planned giving, alumni relations, special events, prospect and stewardship functions
  • Energy and enthusiastic commitment to building relationships for the University
  • Ability to plan, organize and effectively present ideas and concepts, enjoys public speaking and making a difference  
  • Unquestioned personal integrity, credibility, maturity and work ethic
Education Requirements: 

A Bachelor’s degree; Masters preferred

Location: One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212


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Phone Number:210-999-7507

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