Trinity College — Associate Director of Family Giving

Reporting to the Director of Family Giving, the Associate Director of Family Giving is responsible for raising annual and capital support from Trinity parents and parents of alumni/ae. The Associate Director is responsible for a portfolio of approximately 200 leadership giving prospects, managing these donor relationships through the fundraising cycle of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The Associate Director will play a major role in pipeline development, grooming leadership parent supporters to become future capital and annual fund gift donors to the college. Must be willing to travel up to 50% of the time. The Associate Director will also assist with all aspects of the Family Giving program, including management of volunteers within the Parents Council, event management, marketing and communications, and database management.


Personal Solicitation:

  • Manage a portfolio of 200 + leadership parent prospects in geographic regions as assigned.
  • Conduct a minimum of 100 visits per year to accomplish solicitations, volunteer leadership identification, and stewardship.
  • Solicit each parent prospect for an annual fund, entry-level gift into the Long Walk Societies and gauge interest and capacity for a larger capital gift. Encourage current leadership parent donors to upgrade their support to higher levels within the leadership gift pyramid.
  • Develop goals and portfolio management including, but not limited to: documentation of individual donor strategies and actions; fundraising expectations; annual and capital gifts; visits and territory management.
  • Organize and oversee regional cultivation events to encourage parent leadership gifts and
    greater overall parent participation and engagement. Assist in obtaining parent hosts for on and off-campus Advancement events.

Parents Council Program and Events:
The Associate Director is responsible for assisting with the management of the Parents Council and its members, which may include providing information and support to this group of high-level volunteer donors when appropriate, in addition to contributing to the management of all Family Giving events. Responsibilities may include:

  • Recruit and train Parents Council members, assign donor solicitations, monitor gift activity, and provide timely Parents Fund updates.
  • Contribute to the management of two annual on-campus Family Giving events.
  • Support the Parents Council leadership in the absence of the Director.

Marketing/Database Management:
Work with the Director of Family Giving to contribute to the design and implementation of the Family Giving marketing program for the parent constituency, to increase awareness and stimulate interest. Maintain a sophisticated understanding of the parent database.

Responsible for working with the Director of Family Giving and other Family Giving and Advancement staff to plan the annual calendar, set goals, determine and execute strategies for all annual and capital giving solicitation efforts (mailings, e-mail, social media, volunteer, and staff solicitations). Represent the College by staffing off-campus and on-campus college events involving donors and volunteers – including, but not limited to, summer welcome receptions, Parent Directors meetings, Homecoming Weekend, Commencement, Move-In Day, and Reunion Weekend. Travel and weekend/evening work is required. Other duties, as assigned.


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, as well as three or more years of successful leadership-level fundraising or comparable experience, preferably in education.
  • Ability to conduct personal solicitation of leadership-level annual fund gifts, and interact with a diverse and sophisticated constituency.
  • Seasoned volunteer recruitment and management skills.
  • Articulate and persuasive communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong sense of personal and professional integrity and work ethic.
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively across the organization to move projects forward.
  • Computer fluency including Microsoft Office Suite, donor database software, and query tools.
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license


  • A familiarity with the field of education and an appreciation of the value of a liberal arts
  • Marketing and brand management experience.
  • Experience in planning and executing marquis-level institutional events.

This is an exempt, full-time (40hrs/wk), full-year position. Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience.

The application review process will begin immediately; search will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please go to:

Trinity College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.