Trinity College — Assistant / Associate Director of Leadership Giving

Assistant/Associate Director of Leadership Giving
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

The Assistant/Associate Director of Leadership Giving will be responsible for the active and professional stewardship of Leadership, Annual and Gift Planning prospects in geographic regions as assigned. (Formal title will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience.) Individuals in the Assistant/Associate Director’s portfolio of approximately 200 Leadership Giving prospects will have the capacity to make gifts of $100,000 or more. The Assistant/Associate Director is responsible for managing donor relationships through the fundraising cycle of identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship and may be assigned to lead special campaign fundraising initiatives. Must be willing to travel up to 50% of the time, and have the ability and personality to relate comfortably to a sophisticated and diverse alumni and parent constituency.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate and solicit Trinity alumni, parents, and friends as assigned in geographic territories who are capable of making leadership-level commitments to the College. These gifts may include restricted/capital gifts, gifts through the Trinity College Fund and planned gifts.
  • Develop goals and portfolio management including but not limited to: documentation of individual donor strategies and actions; fundraising expectations; annual, capital and planned gifts; visits and territory management.
  • Develop and complete cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for assigned prospects and ensure that they reflect the prospect’s current relationship with the College, supporting the defined fundraising goals.
  • Assist in obtaining hosts, staffing and executing advancement events, both on campus and in assigned geographic regions.
  • Complete all assigned reporting including: travel plans, itineraries, contact reports, expense reports and monthly status reports in a timely manner.
  • Attend and actively contribute to staff and departmental meetings, as scheduled.
  • Remain informed about the mission of the College, including its history, academic programs, current activities and policies.
  • Write donor proposals, presidential briefings and gift documentation with precision and in a timely fashion.
  • Remain informed about any changes to information related to assigned prospects, and ensure donor records are up to date.
  • Meet mutually agreed upon performance expectations.
  • Some evening and weekend work required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required, as well as three or more years of successful leadership-level fundraising or comparable experience, preferably in education.
  • Evidence of a commitment to a liberal arts education and mission through actual or volunteer experience preferred.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills are essential, as well as genuine and sincere interest and ability to interact with a diverse and sophisticated constituency.
  • A highly developed sense of integrity and work ethic.
  • Computer fluency including Microsoft Office Suite, donor database software, and query tools.

This is a full-time/full-year position. Salary and title will be 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.