Career Opportunities

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Director of Annual Fund Giving

The Director of Annual Giving & Donor Engagement has overall responsibility, in consultation with the Assistant Vice President for Development, for planning, implementing, and directing the comprehensive annual giving and donor engagement program. This includes the development of timelines for solicitation, solicitation letters, stewardship and other strategies related to annual giving. Performs development officer functions of qualifying acquired donors through direct mail and grateful patients’ referrals to build into the Foundation donor pipeline and successfully transition relationships to major gift officers.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree Required and at least three (3) years of full-time experience in a fundraising, nonprofit administrative experience, and/or a related field to include sales/marketing, health care. Working knowledge of annual giving, direct mail, and marketing principles. Highly motivated with a capacity for hard work within the context of an intensely goal-oriented environment and possess the ability to function independently, yet relate comfortably to a centralized framework for fundraising, participating in and contributing to a team effort. Must have exemplary leadership qualities, interpersonal, written and verbal skills, highly organized, with a working proficiency of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; as well as email, social media, internet tools and donor/alumni software.

Preferred Qualifications

Nursing or health care professional related background. Demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising for health care, higher education and/or an academic university.


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
Work type: Full-time
Location: Syracuse

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