Assistant Director, Annual Support Programs
Assistant Director, Annual Support Programs
University Advancement (Department)
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm
Will driving be required?
Requested start date for this position
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Full-time or Part-time
Position Summary Information
Regis University is seeking a creative, outcomes-driven individual to fill the position of Assistant Director of Annual Support Programs to cultivate, grow and maximize the resources that allow the University to fulfill the mission of creating leaders in service of others. The Assistant Director will promote annual giving to the University through various direct mail, electronic, and phone communications.
With oversight from the Director, the Assistant Director will coordinate a year-round acquisition and cultivation program utilizing direct mail and on-line donor acquisition and retention activities to increase giving among alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for the overall management of the university's telephone fundraising program (Call-A-Ranger) as well as other annual giving programs and projects. The assistant director of Annual Support Programs will closely partner with all of University Advancement, especially with the major gift team, alumni engagement, University Advancement Services, and Communications, as well as other departments such as Human Resources, Information Technology Services, and Marketing/Communications. This position works closely with the Director, providing regular reports and updates on the progress of assigned programs and projects.
The position requires advanced interpersonal and communication skills. The variety of duties requires the need for excellent time and project management and the ability to prioritize while remaining flexible. Access to sensitive materials assumes a high degree of confidentiality. Evening and some weekend work are required.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinates, implements, tracks, and evaluates annual solicitations, projects, and programs: (35%)
o Implements the strategic solicitation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the university by managing the execution of annual solicitation messages, segmentation, design, ask amounts, and all other aspects involved in project creation and completion through direct mail efforts and e-communications;
o Works with internal and external vendors that perform Annual Support services for Regis, including direct mail printers, designers, writers, etc.
- Oversees the management of Regis University's Call-A-Ranger Phonathon Program: (30%)
o In conjunction with the Director and 3rd party phonathon company, implements the overall phonathon strategy to align with the strategic plan for the Office of Annual Support Programs;
o In conjunction with the Director, regularly evaluates phonathon program for improvement; refines segmenting strategy with the Director and phonathon company to align with overall department and university direction; develops and reports on program evaluation metrics and benchmarks;
o Ensures program follows industry best practices through research and professional relationships with other schools
- Develops and implements an annual faculty and staff giving campaign: (20%)
o Works in conjunction with the Director and the fundraising team to develop and implement a faculty and staff campaign that is in line with overall office and department priorities;
o Manages projects and efforts that support the faculty and staff campaign;
o Oversees faculty, staff, and donor online story series
- Other Duties: (15%)
o Assists, when needed, with the oversight of Administrative Assistant and student work-study;
o Assist in budget management in areas related to program supervision;
o Represents the Department of University Advancement at university events and alumni functions;
o Maintains a network of annual giving colleagues at other universities in order to improve and grow Annual Support Programs at Regis;
o Responds to donor inquiries and concerns as appropriate;
o Performs other duties as assigned
- Bachelor's degree
- At least one year experience working in marketing, annual giving programs, or development
- Experience in tracking and analyzing statistical information; database management and Excel experience
- Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to take initiative, identify problems, participate in discussions, and develop/recommend creative solutions
- Demonstrated project coordination, management, and delivery
- Administrative and organizational skills
- Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
- Commitment to the vision, mission, and values of Regis University
- Experience working in an annual giving program
- Experience supervising and managing a phonathon program, preferably in a University environment
Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, “Men and Women in Service of Others,” describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.
Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.
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