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Director of Annual Giving

Director of Annual Giving

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for the position of Director of Annual Giving.

This position reports to the Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations and is responsible for planning and managing an aggressive annual giving program that will focus on increasing the number of President Associates for TLU and increasing total unrestricted giving for the university. The Director of Annual Giving oversees the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and manage an aggressive annual giving program, including, direct mail appeals, e-solicitations, student and parent giving, faculty/staff giving, young alumni, parents council, giving day, crowdfunding and student calling.
  • Develop detailed written plan for implementing and expanding the annual giving program.
  • Develop a system for tracking and evaluating the effectiveness of the program. Provide analytical reports and recommendations at the conclusion of each initiative.
  • Research and incorporate best practices as practical and appropriate.
  • Develop network of alumni and other friends of Texas Lutheran University to assist in raising annual funds.
  • In conjunction with volunteer leadership and other staff, propose and manage all communications for each initiative, including development of visual materials and cases for support.
  • Engage outside services for direct mail appeals as needed.
  • Develop and manage a donor recognition program for contributors.
  • Oversee a portfolio of constituents to use the moves management system to upgrade donors, and to identify and cultivate prospects for annual giving solicitations. This position will conduct approximately six visits per month. Travel required.
  • Develop a solicitation plan for identifying prospective and current President’s Associates members
  • Plan and execute annual President’s Associates Dinner.
  • Understand and support the mission of Texas Lutheran University

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in higher education development or equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Considerable judgment is required
  • Knowledge or adaptability to Excel, Microsoft Word, and Publisher

Benefits are competitive. Texas Lutheran University, an accredited university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is located 35 miles from downtown San Antonio. Please submit an application, a resume, and the contact information for at least three professional references to:

Human Resources
Texas Lutheran University
1000 W. Court Street
Seguin, Texas 78155
Fax: (830) 372-6409

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Texas Lutheran University is a Hispanic Serving Institution and has been recognized consistently as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and has been featured in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings in various categories. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.