Advertised Salary Range: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Advertised Job Summary:
Annual Giving Officer & Donor Relations Specialist University of South Carolina Upstate STA00183PO21 Spartanburg, SC
Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations, the Annual Giving Officer and Donor Relations Specialist (AGODRS) is a professional fundraising position that develops and executes the annual solicitation strategy in alignment with the university's strategic priorities. The AGODRS manages the comprehensive annual giving program, including direct mail, digital campaigns, giving webpages, private scholarships, employee campaign, senior legacy society, and will oversee the donor relations and stewardship program simultaneously. Additionally, the AGODRS will manage a small portfolio of annual fund prospects for the leadership annual giving program.
Plan, coordinate, execute and manage a dynamic, multidimensional annual giving program that utilizes a variety of mediums to communicate with and solicit current and potential donors. Strategy will encompass but is not limited to digital/crowdfunding, direct mail, and employee campaigns. Draft content, manage production schedule, identify targeted segments, and oversee project budget for annual giving campaigns, continually monitoring progress toward campaign goals.
Manage donor relations and stewardship strategies and independently explore opportunities for new giving programs and lead elevation of current programs. Create and implement individual donor stewardship strategies working with gift officers. Prepare donor communications and collateral materials.
Oversee private scholarship funds using AcademicWorks to ensure proper awarding and deployment of funds by monitoring account balances, coordinating with appropriate campus contacts, as well as plan and coordinate the annual Scholarship Luncheon in efforts to properly steward donor relationships.
Solicit leadership annual gifts from an active portfolio of select donors and prospects.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Bachelor's degree and 3 years related experience in an area such as donor relations, alumni development, fundraising, prospect research, or business development. Good driving record, valid driver's license and successful background check are required.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 95233
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.