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Manager of the Annual Fund

Job Summary:

We invite you to join Franklin Pierce University as the Manager of the Annual Fund and participate in the achievement of our annual fundraising goals. By using your knowledge of broad-based giving, direct mailing, and electronic funding appeals, you will contribute to the annual growth of year-to-year dollars raised. Your insights will also be invaluable in working collaboratively with your colleagues and improving donor acquisition and retention and reunion class giving.

Your responsibilities will include oversight of our student philanthropy efforts; building a culture of giving amongst the students and graduates of the last decade. Working with colleagues to provide supplemental stewardship to individual donors to the University. Providing direction and guidance to our student workers to complete thank you and re-engagement calls. Overseeing our direct mail program, you will also assist with email and other digital fundraising appeals. Your skills will help also to develop and analyze response metrics.

Experience and Qualifications:

As Manager, your qualifications will include-

  • Prior experience in higher education fundraising, or previous sales experience. You will be goal oriented and motivated to achieve engagement and fundraising goals.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Ability to maintain composure while working under stress and meeting deadlines.
  • Must be able to travel for the University on a weekly basis.
  • Must be able to and willing to work occasional evenings and weekends, and attend functions as required.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, with the ability to balance multiple tasks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Outgoing and positive personality with strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative working style.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of Microsoft Office products, and previous experience working with fundraising software is preferred.
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor are welcome.

As a full-time employee, this position is eligible for health, dental, and vision plans, as well as tuition benefits and pension contributions after criteria met, 20 days’ vacation plus holidays, wonderful campus location and more.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Franklin Pierce recognizes the impact of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, age, disability gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at jobs@franklinpierce.edu or 603-899-4075. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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