Assistant Director of Annual Giving-Leadership Giving

Grinnell College

Education-Teaching/Admin, Other | Full Time | Remote | Grinnell

Posted: 4/29/24

Job Description

Do you have a passion for philanthropy? Grinnell College is looking for you! The Assistant Director of Annual Giving-Leadership Giving will report to the Director of Annual Giving and be an integral part of our team. This role provides support and leadership to the annual giving program. The team supports and drives the mission of the College and the strategic plan for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. This candidate will be responsible for cultivating and closing annual leadership gifts from a specific, rotating pool of alumni. They will also be managing and executing a solicitation plan in partnership with the Annual Giving staff.
This position requires between 1/3-2/3 of time spent traveling. The role has the potential to be 100% remote, with episodic travel to campus as needs of the role arise.

Deadline to Apply 6/10/24


733 Broad St

Essential Job Functions

Key Responsibilities:
• Personally solicit alumni to renew and increase giving, conducting face-to-face meetings and virtual meetings.
• Collaborate with Director, gift officers, and prospect management to identify higher engaged alumni
• Execute strategies culminating in exceeding annual fundraising goals
• Assist with alumni activities


• Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university

Other Formal Training

• Familiarity using CRMs, preferably Raisers Edge


• 1 year or more experience


Health, Life, Vision, Dental, STD, LTD, 403b contribution, paid time off, paid holidays and more!

About the Company

Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa and is ranked #11 on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.

Grinnell College is a top ranked Liberal Arts institution that values diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility. We seek candidates that align with these values and have the ability and desire to advance our values and belonging within our community and the communities we engage. Ideal candidates will be prepared to collaborate and contribute to the mission and values of the college across all constituencies.

Travel Required

1/3-2/3 of time

Resume Required


Contact Person

DaNaye VanDeKrol

Deadline to Apply 6/10/24

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