ABOUT THE POSITION
Bentley University is searching for a dynamic individual to join our Annual Giving team as an Associate Director of Annual Giving. This position will be responsible for the solicitation, development and execution of personal solicitations and fundraising strategies to targeted affinity communities, such as athletics and young alumni, to help achieve dollar and participation goals for the Bentley Fund in support of University initiatives and will manage a portfolio of individuals (200-250 prospects) through the stages of stewardship, cultivation and solicitation. This position reports to the Director of Annual Giving and works closely with the leadership in Department of Athletics.
This individual will collaborate with the Director of Annual Giving on the development, coordination and implementation of a vibrant Falcon Club Athletics fundraising program. They will coordinate with the Director of Annual Giving on the creation and segmentation of direct mail and email appeals as well as have an input to all stewardship efforts regarding affinity groups. They will work collaboratively with colleagues in leadership gifts and the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement to maximize support to university initiatives. This individual will serve as the University Advancement liaison to Athletics and provide guidance to coaches on annual fundraising strategies and engagement activities. They will attend sporting events and represent athletics at campus and other special events, as needed.