Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Family and Alumni Relations
Overview of the College:
Founded in 1997, Olin College is a selective, gender-balanced undergraduate engineering institution with a dual mission to educate exemplary engineering innovators and to lead the transformation of engineering
education. Olin embraces “people to people” engineering: starting from understanding people and their needs, to designing solutions, to delivering new technologies and services to people and society at large. Olin’s innovative approach to engineering education erases disciplinary boundaries and encourages students to take control of their own learning. Olin students learn through project-based, collaborative activities and develop 21st century skills and perspectives by taking on authentic engineering challenges and entrepreneurial experiences. Olin has forged active partnerships with neighboring Babson and Wellesley Colleges and has co- designed transformative educational experiences with a broad range of collaborators around the globe.
Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving and Family and Alumni Relations (Director of AG and FAR), the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Family and Alumni Relations is a key member of the Olin DFAR team. Working with the Director of AG and FAR, the Assistant Director will be responsible for executing both annual fund responsibilities plus parent and alumni activities that enhance those constituents’ relationship with the College, in addition to assigned duties supporting the Annual Giving program. Evening and weekend hours are required for events as well as some travel.
- Support annual fundraising and engagement strategies for key constituents: alumni, current and alumni parents, friends, faculty/staff;
- In conjunction with the Director of Annual Giving and Family and Alumni Relations, participate in the planning of present and future annual funds, parents and alumni programs, in ways such as analyzing, collecting and prepping materials;
- Assist with the development and execution of creative solicitations that motivate constituents to give philanthropically. Oversee the logistics of solicitation letters and other marketing pieces to drive annual giving;
- Maintain accurate and informative records that track and analyze metrics for monitoring the impact of annual giving activities on the success of funds raised, donor acquisition and retention;
- Help manage effective engagement of parent and alumni constituencies, including key volunteer groups: Parent Advisory Board (PAB) and Olin Alumni Council (OAC);
- Help manage the successful planning and execution of the College’s annual Alumni Weekend, Family Weekend and other events;
- Develop and implement targeted online newsletters, social media initiatives, web pages, and other philanthropy- and volunteer-related communications;
- Evening and weekend work required, some travel may be required;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree required;
- Minimum of 3 years of annual fund and/or alumni relations experience;
- Applicants must be self-starter/self-motivated, well organized, detail oriented and able to work independently; must be able to think strategically and exercise independent judgment;
- Strong commitment to and a broad understanding of the principles related to donor centered philanthropy;
- Ability to write and speak articulately and passionately about the values and opportunities related to philanthropic giving;
- Experience working in a collaborative work environment; possess the ability to multitask and coordinate multiple activities simultaneously while completing tasks in an accurate and timely manner;
- Energy, work ethic, stamina, enthusiasm, and humility;
- Must be outcome-oriented with excellent communication skills Ability to have candid, reflective and positive conversations about personal performance;
- Experience using complex fundraising or sales database systems and standard business office software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred;
- Experience with Adobe software suite, as well as web-based and social media applications, preferred;
- Experience in successfully analyzing, planning, executing and evaluating annual fund and/or alumni relations programs.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-discrimination/Affirmative Action Statement
In accordance with its own values and with federal and state regulations, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering does not discriminate in admission, programs, services or employment—including the recruitment, hiring, training and promotion of persons in all job classifications—on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.
Olin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.