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Assistant Director, Annual Giving (13526)

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Date: Jul 21, 2018

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


The Assistant Director, Annual Giving is responsible for the implementation and management of the direct marketing calendar, including direct mail, e-mail, and social media. The Assistant Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conceptualizing, writing, and editing solicitations and annual giving stewardship messages/campaigns for direct mail, email, and social media; managing direct mail, email, and social media projects with vendors and internal constituents from concept to completion; requesting and preparing data for mailing lists; and analyzing results and reporting on progress of appeals.

Work Environment

  • This position reports directly to the Associate Director, Annual Giving, and may supervise 1-5 student workers

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Nonexempt
  • Coordinator/Analyst A

Salary Range

  • $40,313 - $48,381

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in training and experience 
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in annual giving for educational institutions or non-profit organizations is required. Education, such as a Master’s degree, may contribute toward years of experience
  • Excellent communication skills to include effective and persuasive writing and editing skills, and interpersonal relationship-building skills
  • Understanding of and interest in social media marketing
  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Word or Excel 
  • Mature and professional attitude; energetic, detail oriented
  • Demonstrates an ability to effectively plan, implement, manage and monitor multiple projects

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience with databases, constituent management software, HTML, SmartCall telemarketing software, and MS Access helpful
  • Experience with direct marketing, with an emphasis on mail and email is highly desirable

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check
  • Ability to interact with people of all constituent groups on a one-on-one basis

  • Requires good stamina and the willingness to work occasional evening or weekend hours as needed


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