One of the first tasks for Senior Development Officer Michael Carver ‘05 has been searching for a new Annual Giving Officer. Former Director of Annual Giving Karen Raley, ’94, has been promoted to a new position in Donor Relations and Communications, leaving a void in her former post. Even though the search will be an open and competitive process, the Advancement Office hopes that recent graduates, including current seniors graduating in May, will consider applying.
The Annual Giving Officer will be responsible for overseeing the College’s annual giving program. According to the Position Description (PD) issued by the Advancement Office, “this position seeks to expand the number of gifts, percent of alumni participation and total contributions for current support of the College’s priorities.” Some of the responsibilities that this position entail are managing the phone-a-thon fundraiser and overseeing the direct mail fundraising efforts.
As head of the search committee, Carver states that the Advancement Office is looking for “someone who has experience in fundraising.” When asked to describe the job, which is considered a entry level position, Carver said that it has a “considerable amount of responsibility including managing the phone-a-thon and working on class gift projects.”
Carver continued by saying that “there are so many transferable skills in this job, including managing a team while gaining personal solicitation skills.” Carver also consider it an excellent place to begin a “successful career in fundraising.”
The minimum qualifications include a Bachelors degree and experience working in development. The PD states that the applicant must have “strong computer, organizational and communication skills and the ability to interact successfully with alumni, parents, volunteers, friends, and staff of the College.”
For more on this new position, please contact Michael Carver in the Advancement Office.