Director of Annual Giving

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Frederick, Maryland
May 25, 2021
Jun 29, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time

Director of Annual Giving


Hood College invites applications for a full-time Director of Annual Giving. Under the supervision of the Director of Individual Giving, the Director of Annual Giving is responsible for the management and continuous development and assessment of the annual giving program; the design and implementation of all efforts aimed at securing annual unrestricted budget-relieving gifts; management of a program that utilizes creative direct mail, electronic communication, social networking and telemarketing as well as in-person solicitations; and effective management of volunteers from Hood’s alumni and parent constituencies. The Director works with the Director of Individual Giving to set goals as they pertain to annual support; works closely with advancement staff and prospect managers to identify and solicit major annual giving prospects; oversees the budget for the Annual Giving department; and analyzes the cost effectiveness and yield of individual program components.  The Director collaborates with the Alumni Engagement staff to strengthen the connection between the College and its alumni that results in ongoing financial support. The Director supervises the Assistant Director of Annual Giving.  The Director must be available to work some weekends, evenings and travel. 

Bachelor’s Degree required with Master’s preferred; five years of fundraising experience, preferably in a liberal arts setting, with a demonstrated successful track record of annual fund program design and implementation, personal solicitation, and effective engagement of volunteers. Management/supervisory experience a plus. Strong data-analysis skills, including benchmarking individual solicitation efforts as well as tracking overall progress towards monetary and participation goals established by the senior administration and trustees. Ability to synthesize and effectively use wealth-screening data in order to prioritize prospects and set reasonable goals and expectations for the annual giving team. Well-organized with an outstanding ability to multitask, plan, establish and achieve goals, and manage time and personnel effectively. Ability to lead within a collaborative, team-oriented environment that includes colleagues in the immediate division as well as cross-campus departments. Motivated, results-oriented team leader who will foster annual giving activity within a moves management system that supports the identification and development of prospects.

We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines.

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Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application,, which requires submission of a cover letter, resume and three professional references.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States.  EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592.  For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit  

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