Founded in 1861, Vassar was established with a mission to offer young women a liberal arts education equal to the best men's colleges of the day. Coeducational since 1969, Vassar continues to reflect its bold and distinctive history of progressive leadership in higher education and is consistently ranked among the country's top residential liberal arts institutions.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and Development (OAAD) is seeking a strategic, results-driven Assistant/Associate Director of Leadership Gifts to join our team of talented and dedicated fundraising professionals. In this position, the Assistant/Associate Director of Leadership Gifts will play an important role in expanding Vassar's pipeline of newly identified high-capacity donors as well as deepening the philanthropic engagement of current donors. The Assistant/Associate Director of Leadership Gifts will have primary responsibility for managing a portfolio of approximately 250 highly rated alumnae/i and will develop and implement cultivation plans to engage, solicit, and steward prospects and donors with a capacity to make gifts of $100K+. Strong communications and relationship-building skills are essential. This position works independently and as part of a collaborative and supportive fundraising team, and will develop opportunities for donors to engage with a range of campus partners, including the president, trustees, faculty, and key administrators.
The Assistant/Associate Director of Leadership Gifts reports to the Senior Director of Leadership Gifts. This position is temporarily remote, through July 2021. The possibility of working remotely on a permanent basis may be considered. Title and salary will be determined based on the level of experience of the successful candidate.
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