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Director of the Annual Giving

Director of the Annual Giving
Angola, Indiana


The Director will serve as the lead annual giving officer and will manage a portfolio of assigned prospects to cultivate, solicit and steward accordingly – all of whom are targeted for an annual gift. The position must meet yearly meeting goals. This position is focused on increasing donor participation, retention and dollars raised while maintaining clear lines of communication and collaboration with colleagues across campus.

The successful candidate will be detail-oriented with a mind for the broader picture. The best candidate will take initiative and ownership of projects, seeing them through with excellence. Must be flexible to work some evenings and weekends, as necessary. Occasional travel is required. Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience required.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Phonathon, multi-channel solicitation platforms, online/mail/phone appeal processes/execution, Faculty/Staff campaign and strategic planning for innovative growth.
  • Oversight of the phonathon program will be a priority for this position. This includes the management and supervision of the phonathon and setting/executing the segmentation strategy.
  • The Director will plan, organize and implement the Faculty/Staff Giving Campaign.
  • The Director will plan and oversee the University Days of Giving (Giving Tuesday and Trine Day).
  • The Director will work in collaboration with marketing to design and create print and online appeals.
  • The Director will oversee the Parent’s Council and Parent’s Association and will be responsible for hosting two meetings a year and recruiting new members.


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree with a preference for Marketing and/or Communications.
  • Two years of experience in annual alumni fundraising or related programs.  Equivalent combinations of education/experience may be considered.
  • Proven track record of fundraising, personal solicitations and the development of successful support materials.
  • Previous experience working with volunteers and special events coordination.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are necessary, with a philosophy of teamwork and hands on implementation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required and the ability to interact with all types of individuals.
  • Travel is expected.
  • Knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word 


Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, flex spending or HSA accounts
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with employee life insurance (1½ times annual salary)
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Vacation and Sick Pay – in accordance with Trine's policy


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification.  Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.