ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE: Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.
The Director, Annual Giving is a key advancement leader to build and lead a best-in-class annual giving program at one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges.
The Director, Annual Giving will oversee all aspects of Pomona College’s annual giving efforts as part of its annual fundraising, and in preparation for the most aspirational, comprehensive capital campaign in the history of the College. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Advancement Operations, the Director of Annual Giving will plan, implement, supervise, and evaluate a comprehensive annual giving program focused on shaping a sustainable growth in donor count and annual operational support for Pomona College.
Working closely with Advancement Services; Principal, Major, Parents, Leadership and Annual Giving; and Advancement Communications and Events develop and execute a comprehensive annual giving program to raise renewable operational support (i.e. gifts up to $25,000), with a specific focus on increasing alumni participation, donor count, broadening the base of support, strengthening the major gift pipeline and unrestricted and targeted campaigns for restricted revenue as an integrated part of Pomona College’s fundraising and constituent engagement efforts. This position works independently and collaborates extensively with colleagues within Advancement and throughout the College on fundraising, program management, volunteer engagement, outreach and communications. The Director, Annual Giving effectively uses, analyzes and leverages data, including leveraging social media connections, to develop and implement effective programs and to analyze results.
Direct reports include: an Associate Director of Annual Giving, an Assistant Director of Annual Giving and a Program Assistant.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
Experience: A minimum of 5 years of demonstrable leadership experience with increasing responsibility in the area of fundraising, annual giving or related field is required, with a demonstrated track record of success. Five years of experience at an academic institution is preferred. Must be able to display the successful implementation of marketing strategies that directly impacted organizational revenue. Must demonstrate proven supervisory experience and competence as a team supervisor. Substantial comprehensive campaign experience preferred. Experience with Raiser’s Edge, prospect research tools, and social media is preferred.
The regular hours for this full-time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours will be required. Travel will be required with a typical year having 50 – 70 travel days to complete 100 – 125 prospect visits. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.
ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS: For a full description of the position, please view the job posting on line. Apply online and submit your resume and cover letter.
POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS: Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more!
Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.