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Company Name:
Bowdoin College
Approximate Salary:
50000.00 - 60000.00
Per Year
Brunswick, Maine
United States
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
2-4 Years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is an integral member of Bowdoin's thriving, volunteer-based annual fundraising program and the Division of Development and Alumni Relations. Key attributes of a successful Assistant Director include: persistent goal orientation; impeccable organization; an ease with managing multiple, coinciding projects; strong communication skills; a facility with technology and software platforms; and a belief in (and the ability to articulate) Bowdoin's mission and fundraising priorities. The primary responsibilities are: Deft supervision of the Alumni Fund campaign for a slate of alumni classes. This entails working closely with Agents and Reunion Chairs to establish goals, communicating frequently and effectively with all volunteers to support their outreach, and implementing a schedule of class-wide communication to solicit and steward annual gifts. Occasional travel for the purposes of volunteer engagement and fundraising. Thorough oversight of select programs, initiatives and events that are under the Annual Giving umbrella. The Assistant Director is sharp, adaptable and dedicated to Bowdoin and to the development profession. He or she is a team player who enjoys a fast-paced work environment with ambitious goals and a broad reputation for excellence.

This is an exempt position requiring time commitment necessary to satisfactorily complete job requirements. Hours are primarily Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with occasional work after 5:00 pm or weekends. Travel is required.

Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students' demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building intentional community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin's historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

A Bachelor's degree is required. Applicants must possess excellent writing and speaking skills; a demonstrated capacity to organize and manage programs; the ability to work independently and creatively in a collaborative, team oriented environment; the ability and willingness to travel up to 20% of the time; strong organizational skills; and familiarity with computer systems and software used in development settings (e.g., fundraising reports).

A minimum of two years of professional work experience is required. Successful experience with fundraising, volunteer management and/or project management is strongly preferred.


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