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Annual Giving Support Specialist

Position Status: Full-time, exempt

Position Summary
The East Stroudsburg University Foundation, the 501(c)(3) affiliate of East Stroudsburg University, seeks a talented, experienced, and energetic development professional to serve as the Annual Giving Support Specialist.

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving and Special Campaigns of The East Stroudsburg University Foundation, the Annual Giving Support Specialist will assist with the planning, development and execution of a comprehensive strategy to retain and expand the number of donors to the foundation’s annual fund, through creative appeals, active cultivation, appropriate solicitation and stewardship resulting in increased operating income for the Foundation, support for university priorities and alumni giving rates.

Accountabilities
•  Recruit, train, and manage student callers who participate in the phonathon program.
•  Develop dynamic scripts, set goals and analyze results of phonathon for each calling segment.
•  Write, proofread, and coordinate the printing of all necessary materials for phonathon training and implementation, including call sheets, pledge cards and follow-up notes.
•  Serve as the on-site manager during actual calling.
•  Ensure that proper follow-up is being conducted after all calls, including the mailing of pledge reminders throughout the year, as necessary.
•  Work with students to develop a culture of philanthropy on campus and increase support for the Annual Fund through senior class giving.
•  Assist in planning, implementation and management of special campaigns, including Friends and Family and the parent program.
•  Participate in the development of the yearly annual giving strategic plan and budget.
•  Assist with developing annual fund appeals throughout the year.
•  Assist in establishing financial goals and analyzing of past fiscal year results.
•  Coordinate timely pledge acknowledgements and facilitate the process of gift receipts.
•  Assists with direct mail and social media campaigns.
•  Fulfill all other annual giving duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications
•  Associates Degree required, bachelor’s degree preferred, and at least two years of fundraising experience; preferably in higher education.
•  Experience working in a student-run calling program, preferably as a student manager.
•  A thorough knowledge of fundraising principles and best practices.
•  Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers within the foundation, university leadership, external partners and volunteers.
•  Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including ability to compose professional correspondence.
•  Familiarity with social media, crowdfunding, and email campaigns.
•  Affinity with the overall mission of East Stroudsburg University Foundation and East Stroudsburg University.
•  Must have flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

To Apply
Application package must include:

•  Cover letter indicating why you are interested in this position, plus salary requirements.
•  Resume (please include start and end date of employment for each position).
•  Two professional writing samples.
•  Names and contact information of three professional references.

Send to: Search Committee, ESU Foundation, 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 or email to esufoundation@esufoundation.org. The East Stroudsburg University Foundation is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity. Excellent benefits include participation in medical, dental and vision coverage; generous retirement plan; life insurance; holidays; personal and vacation days and sick leave.

Closing Date
Deadline for application is February 28, 2019. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The application period may close early; when the adequate numbers of qualified applications are received.

Notice of Nondiscrimination: East Stroudsburg University Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran’s status in its programs and activities in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: CFO, East Stroudsburg University Foundation, 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301, 570-422-3236. For assistance or special accommodations, please call 570-422-3236.

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Major Gift Officier

Position Status: Full-time, exempt

Position Summary

The East Stroudsburg University Foundation, the 501(c) (3) affiliate of East Stroudsburg University, seeks a talented, experienced, and energetic development professional to serve as a Major Gift Officer.

Reporting to the Director, Major and Planned Gifts of The East Stroudsburg University Foundation, the Major Gift Officer, will develop and execute a comprehensive strategy to retain and expand the number of donors to the foundation’s annual fund, through active cultivation, appropriate solicitation and stewardship resulting in increased operating income for the Foundation, support for university priorities and growth in alumni participation rates.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of 150 - 200 prospects
  • Qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors with the capability of giving $10,000 or more over a 3 to 5-year period in line with established individual and team fundraising goals.
  • Solicit gifts through personal visits, follow up telephone calls and coordinated written correspondence
  • Collaborate with Foundation departments, University officers, faculty, administrators and Athletics on fundraising strategies
  • Maintain accurate, timely records and contact reports in the database of record to facilitate repeated gifts and establish lifetime philanthropic partnerships
  • Complete and Submit monthly expense reports receipts, and invoices in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain knowledge of current best practices in the field of fundraising and advance understanding through professional development
  • Participate at and assist where needed with cultivation events

 

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of relevant experience (development, sales, marketing, customer relations, etc.) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in a higher education or non-profit setting preferred; direct experience with fundraising and volunteer management
  • Proven ability to solicit and close philanthropic gifts at the $10,000+ level, or equivalent experience in a related field such as sales
  • Working knowledge of charitable giving tax law
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to successfully interact and collaborate with varied constituencies in a professional manner, exhibiting excellent written and oral communication skills, team-building skills, and demonstrating tact, poise and diplomacy while working with a wide variety of personalities
  • Ability to apply good judgment and proven responsible decision-making skills; sensitivity and discretion are required to deal with highly confidential alumni, parent, student, family, donor and prospect information
  • Must be a detail-oriented, self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and priorities to meet aggressive timelines and challenging deadlines
  • Availability for frequent travel in a defined region within and outside of the state of Pennsylvania, as well as evening and weekend work
  • Working knowledge of electronic mail and calendars, the Windows environment, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and Raisers Edge or comparable databases
  • Deep appreciation for the mission and aspirations of the East Stroudsburg University Foundation and East Stroudsburg University
  • Personal attributes: Honesty, integrity, persistence, enthusiasm, team player, commitment, attention to detail, curiosity and self-awareness

 

To Apply
Application package must include:

  • Cover letter indicating why you are interested in this position plus salary requirements
  • Resume (please include start and end date of employment for each position)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references (at least two of which must have been direct supervisors)
  • If all three items above are not submitted your application will not be considered

 

Send to: Search Committee, ESU Foundation, 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 or email to esufoundation@esufoundation.org. The East Stroudsburg University Foundation is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.  Excellent benefits include participation in medical, dental and vision coverage; generous retirement plan; life insurance; holidays; personal and vacation days and sick leave.

 

Closing Date


The application deadline for application is Friday, March 15, 2019.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and the application period may close early, when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Notice of Nondiscrimination:  East Stroudsburg University Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran’s status in its programs and activities in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy:  CFO, East Stroudsburg University Foundation, 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301, 570-422-3236.  For assistance or special accommodations, please call 570-422-3236.

 

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