Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply. Reporting to the director of the Crusader Athletics Fund, the Assistant Director joins a talented Advancement team during the public phase of the College's most ambitious comprehensive campaign. Specific responsibilities include assisting in the planning and implementation of strategies to increase the number of donors and maximize their contributions in support of 27 varsity programs; managing and editing content development for the bi-annual magazine Crusader Nation, GoHolyCross.com and social media; partnering with coaches to identify and solicit potential donors and volunteers as well as develop individual communication plans for each program; managing sport-specific volunteer groups; and planning and implementing cultivation and stewardship events.
Develop a fundraising, communication and event plan for Holy Cross' 27 varsity sports in partnership with the director of Crusader Athletics Fund (CAF). Manage a small portfolio alumni and parents who have a connection to Holy Cross Athletics and CAF. Develop and execute a CAF annual communication plan, which includes two national mailings, stewardship, year- end solicitations, and bi-annual Crusader Nation magazine. Coordinate student-athlete Senior Class Gift effort in partnership with the Holy Cross Fund. Assist the director of Crusader Athletics Fund in identifying new volunteers and coordinating the engagement and solicitation efforts of sport volunteer groups, reunion gift committees, and CAF Executive Committee. Plan and coordinate fundraising events to cultivate, solicit and steward athletics donors in partnership with the sport-specific volunteer groups, athletics department and director of Crusader Athletics Fund. Coordinate giving challenges in collaboration with the key colleagues in the Office of Advancement. Manage the CAF section of GoHolyCross.com
This is an Exempt level position.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
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Bachelor's Degree in a related field. Three years' experience working in fundraising. Strong knowledge of Division I athletics is preferred. Possess strong organizational skills, and excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Experience with project management, social media platforms and content publishing, preferred. Must be able to multi-task and work under deadline pressure. Willing to work flexible hours, including nights/weekends and/or holidays during peak seasons.
Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students. One of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition. Exclusively devoted to teaching undergraduates, Holy Cross promotes close ties between students and faculty. In this active, friendly campus community, individual in...terests? from athletics to the arts, from campus ministry to student government? are pursued with intensity and passion. Graduates go on to prominent academic and professional programs and pursue their individual talents in many careers and service activities. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a centrally-located New England city of 175,000. The 174-acre hillside campus provides inspiring views, an inviting mix of historic and contemporary buildings, beautiful landscaping, and first-rate facilities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade. Holy Cross graduates become members of a loyal alumni family; equipped with the resources and perspective to respond as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.