Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Executive Director for Development
Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends.
To plan, cultivate, and direct the annual giving program of soliciting gifts from alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff, students and other constituents in order to increase participation and support, in addition to ensuring every donor receives appropriate recognition and thanks.
Implement and manage all annual fund operations to solicit contributions from alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff, students, and other constituents.
Develop annual fund materials, update web page copy.
Coordinate direct mail solicitations.
Coordinate a fall and spring semester donor call center.
Conduct personal, e-mail and telephone solicitations.
Develop new sources for support and cultivate donors.
Ensure annual fund yearly financial goals are met or exceeded.
Ensure personal donor contact goals are met or exceeded.
Responsible for implementing and supervising donor stewardship activities.
This includes, but is not limited to:
Write thank you letters from University President.
Write thank you letters from Executive Director for Development and Development Officers.
Arrange for recognition items, thank you notes, follow up phone calls, etc.
Participate in the planning of development events.
Coordinate student fundraising activities.
Manage student employee team of the donor call center.
Integrate the student team into the Development Office fundraising efforts.
Hire and supervise a student team leader and other students to serve the donor call center.
Oversee program to invite parents to give welcome kits, finals kits and birthday cakes to their students.
Oversee relevant budgets.
Work in close collaboration with the Development Office staff and other campus offices.
Help create a donor-centered office and assist in donor relations.
Perform such other college-related duties as may be required.
An enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith.
A commitment to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith with learning.
Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years successful fundraising experience required.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office computer programs; willingness to learn and be efficient user of fundraising software. Raiser’s Edge experience is a plus.
Experience working with volunteer staff and student employees.
Ability to organize and manage multiple assignments and deadlines.
Ability to work without close supervision and to make proper independent decisions concurrent with university policy.
Courteous manner in dealing with the public.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Periodic overnight travel is required.
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Immediately
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:
Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, or national origin. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4171.
Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send completed application and current resume to:
Executive Director for Development
FAX (903) 233-3801
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
Inspired by faith and a spirit of ingenuity, LeTourneau University integrates learning, living and Christian leadership in a community of integrity, academic quality and technological innovation.
LeTourneau University is a regionally accredited interdenominational Christ-centered university offering undergraduate degrees in aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care management, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology. Graduate degree offerings include business administration, health care administration, counseling, education, engineering, marriage & family therapy, psychology and strategic leadership.
Nearly 2,730 students attend LeTourneau University. Around 1,350 of these students are enrolled in programs at LETU's residential campus, while more than 1,380 make up the university's global campus, attending classes online and at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.
LETU students typically represent all 50 states, nearly 30 countries, and more than 50 denominational groups. The SAT average of entering residential freshmen is often 140-160 points above the national average and indicate a strong academic quality, although provision is made for students with lower scores who possess evidence of potential achievement.
LeTourneau has been consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges." LeTourneau University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. The business program is accredited by IACBE. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.
The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of 150,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.