Assistant Director of Annual Giving

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Department: Institutional Advancement
Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY
Categories: Communications/Marketing/Media

Position Summary:      

Yeshiva University seeks an Assistant Director of Annual Giving, to provide support and day-to-day management of the annual giving program at Yeshiva University, including both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Reporting to the Senior Executive Director of Fundraising and Marketing Communications, this role supports the development and deployment of annual giving campaigns, events and special projects aimed at strengthening the pipeline of donors to YU. This includes executing strategies and managing implementation of multi-channel messaging for solicitation campaigns via email, print, social, web and telephone to grow and steward the support base for YU. In addition, this role works closely with deans, faculty and administration to cull and generate information and achieve desired shared outcomes.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Project manage the direct marketing program (print and digital), providing detailed and highly organized logistical and strategic support of mass communication campaigns; this includes coordinating campaign design and branding, proofing, budget oversight, and project timelines
  • Build and manage relationships with stakeholders within and external to the Institutional Advancement department, including YU’s MarComm department, student leaders, deans and directors, and external vendors
  • Coordinate YU’s Annual Giving Day, leading the student ambassadors and working with MarComm to support social media strategy
  • Key contributor to the campaign planning and design process, both in project management role and in creative process, offering ideas and recommendations for messaging
  • Create and manage online fundraising campaigns via giving platform
  • Make formal data requests to IA’s Operations team and work with team to deliver data for tracking, evaluating and optimizing campaign performance and engagement metrics
  • Oversee phone call programs, including the recruitment, hiring, training and management of student callers, as well as staff calling lists and segmentation
  • Oversee Yeshiva University’s Senior Class Gift campaign, with the goal of increasing meaningful engagement and participation
  • Cultivate and obtain student and university stories and photos for inspirational messaging
  • Work collaboratively with the alumni and development teams to help build programs to increase alumni giving
  • Assist other areas on campus with fundraising efforts as needed
Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5-7 years of relevant work experience

Skills & Competencies:

  • Understanding of higher-education fundraising and Annual Giving
  • Willingness to embrace new technologies (such as donor databases/CRM) and innovative organizational practices
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to proof/review content
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact professionally with a diverse population within a variety of administrative levels
  • Aptitude to work both independently and in collaboration with a variety of individuals

Salary Range:


About Us:        

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. 

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity:           

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


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