Siena College is seeking a top frontline fundraiser in the role of Assistant Director of Major Gifts to engage alumni, parents and friends as partners in supporting the mission of Siena College. This administrator will join a successful team of development professionals who are focused on building our pipeline for a future Campaign.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Manage an assigned portfolio of 150 major gift prospects; develop ongoing relationships with these prospects and donors throughout the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship process with the goal of soliciting and closing gifts of $25,000+
Travel to conduct 10 face-to-face meetings per month with those in assigned portfolio
Record all interactions and plans in the donor database, ensuring a high level of accuracy and integrity
Participate and assist where needed with cultivation events
Utilize prospect research and other strategies to determine giving capacity and identify areas of philanthropic interest of assigned prospects
Build effective and substantive relationships with alumni, parents, friends, administration, faculty, coaches and other constituents to foster engagement, participation and support for Siena College
Siena College is a Franciscan and Catholic institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission.
Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Three years of successful frontline fundraising experience, or a demonstrated comparably successful track record in a related career
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers within the college leadership, as well as external partners and volunteers
Possess strong technical skills which include proficiency with Windows, the Microsoft Suite, Google and Banner or comparable constituent/donor database.
Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Affinity with the overall mission of Siena College
Must have flexibility to work evenings and weekends
Candidates must possess a valid driver's license and insurability at the time of appointment and must maintain such license and insurability throughout the tenure of employment.
Travel is expected to be 50% of the year. Travel will be US domestic but not limited to a single territory.
A background screening will be required.
Additional Salary Information: Siena College offers competitive compensation and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, a retirement plan and tuition benefits.
About Siena College
Siena College is a learning community advancing the ideals of a liberal arts education, rooted in its identity as a Franciscan and Catholic college. Located in Loudonville, N.Y., two miles north of the state capital, the 176-acre beautiful, suburban campus is home to 3,000 undergraduates. Siena offers over 1,200 program combinations from 32 majors and 80-plus minor and certificate programs. Siena College: Providing the education of a lifetime for more than 75 years.