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Manager of Annual Giving

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Professional/Technical
Role: Manager of Annual Giving


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Rate of Pay:

This position is a grade 14 with a minimum of $49,575 and a mid-point of $66,100. Salary offer will be commensurate with the education/experience, in alignment with the College’s compensation philosophy, and the current CBA, if applicable.

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of moderate difficulty in collaboration with all members of the Institutional Advancement and ECC Foundation team to execute the annual giving and scholarship programs for the Foundation; including multi-modal outreach activities such as special events, direct mail, phone appeal, online appeals, volunteer management, donor and affinity relations, and technology solutions. Work is distinguished by the ability to balance a variety of competing priorities with immovable deadlines that require pre-planning, project management skill, and excellent time management to deliver. Direction is received by the assigned manager.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  1. Bachelor’s degree and 3 - 5 years of experience in development, alumni relations, business development/sales or a related field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  2. Strong project management skills
  3. Exceptional people skills and high level of proficiency in written and oral communication.
  4. Engaging, resilient, positive, high energy personality; critical thinker and creative problem solver who seeks win-win solutions, building bridges and relationships within and outside the organization.
  5. Considerable skill in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Word and Excel and constituent relationship management (CRM) systems.  Salesforce and related applications experience a plus.
  6. Considerable skill in organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
  7. Ability to use discretion and professional judgment in a community-facing and institutional-facing role.
  8. Demonstrated initiative and self-directed; focused, yet able to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  9. Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required by the department’s needs.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Experience in volunteer management preferred.

Essential Duties:

  1. Develops, maintains, and executes annual giving fundraising and friend-raising for the Foundation, including the internal Employee Giving Campaign, Direct Mail Campaign, Corporate Sponsorship program, Giving Tuesday, and other annual giving activities. Tracks progress to plan through identified performance measures, including but not limited to income by fundraising category and constituency, number/percentage of new donors, number/percentage of retained donors, and fundraising efficiency (cost to raise $1) for annual fund activities. Related duties to fund/friend-raising include marketing and communications, social media, script writing, strategic relationship building and volunteer management.
  2. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws
  3. Assists with Foundation fundraising events including Gala, Annual Golf Outing, and other events as applicable. Assists with recruitment and training of volunteers for committees and event support.
  4. Designs and executes Foundation’s stewardship program for annual giving, including appropriate recognition in print, web, social media, and physical spaces as appropriate.
  5. Oversees Foundation’s scholarship and grant making programs, working with relevant stakeholders in department (Executive Assistant) and Financial Aid & Scholarships office to maintain information regarding scholarship allocations, selection criteria, and budgets.  Serves as staff partner to chair of Scholarship and Grants committee to engage board members in the process. Works in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid to share relevant information to assist them with the scholarship award process.  Cultivates and stewards annual scholarship donors.
  6. Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
  7. Maintains an understanding of the work of colleagues to effectively provide backup and/or support for co-workers during times when the division is short-staffed or experiencing an increased volume of work.
  8. Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality

Other Duties:

1. Other duties as assigned that pertain to the job description.
2. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Quiet conditions

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Outdoor weather

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 12/19/2023. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association(SSECCA) members that apply by 01/04/2024 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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