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Associate Director of Individual Giving


The Associate Director of Individual Giving is a front-line fundraiser focused on targeted giving campaigns and leadership annual fund gifts. In addition to cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a small pool of donors, the Associate Director will serve as project manager for on-going fundraising programs as well as limited-duration efforts to create endowed funds. This position reports to the Director of Individual Giving as part of the Individual Giving team. 

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive and cost-free medical and dental insurance for you, and a 60% discount on medical and dental insurance for your dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. 

This is a full-time, exempt role with work hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour unpaid lunch. Salary for this position is $75,000 per year. This position will not generally require travel outside of the local area. This is not a remote position.

Who You Are

  • You have demonstrated experience and a successful track record with case-making, solicitation, or advocacy work at a mission-driven organization.
  • You are familiar with and understand the importance of the donor engagement cycle (identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship).
  • You have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including a willingness to reach out in multiple ways, as needed.
  • You have project management experience; this may include event staffing, stewardship and/or volunteer management experience.
  • You have an impeccable track record of integrity and the highest professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.
  • You have experience using a relational database and are comfortable using and learning new systems
  • You have experience talking with people, building and managing relationships in person, on the phone, email, etc
  • You are a proactive problem solver. You see new opportunities everywhere and are excited to pursue them. 
  • You have a demonstrated commitment to advancing equity. You are self-aware and comfortable working on teams with varying gender, racial, socio-economic, ability, sexual orientation, and cultural identities.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage a pool of leadership annual fund donors, primarily through phone and written communications.
  • Provide volunteer management and administrative support for the President’s Society, donors who make gifts of $25,000 or greater to the Annual Fund, including, but not limited to, volunteer management, supporting colleagues in making solicitations, and stewardship. 
  • Provide volunteer oversight and administrative support for the Parent’s Council, including, but not limited to, volunteer management, supporting colleagues in making solicitations, and stewardship.
  • Learn about Reed’s programs and support limited-duration efforts to create endowed funds by overseeing and supporting the recruitment, planning, fundraising, communication, and engagement efforts of donors and volunteers, in partnership with colleagues.
  • Help identify, qualify and facilitate a smooth transition of qualified donors to the major and planned gift teams.  

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following:  

If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

Reed College replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.