Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement

We are seeking a dynamic, results-oriented individual who is passionate about driving philanthropy and fostering lifelong Camp connections. 
Camp Description
Situated on over 300 acres of northern Wisconsin forest along the shores of Boulder Lake, Camp Manito-wish YMCA offers a variety of programs in which participants discover new skills and talents, build character and a sense of community, and see the world and themselves in a positive new way.
Job Description

Provides strategic direction, execution, and management of a comprehensive, integrated annual giving and alumni engagement program. The director understands the impact of these activities on building the philanthropic foundation for Camp Manito-wish, including its potential for major and planned gifts. Works collaboratively with staff, alumni, board, volunteers, and donors to ensure efforts are reflective of the Manito-wish mission and vision.


To perform satisfactorily, the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement should bring the following experience or skills to this position:

· A combination of education and experiences necessary to lead the Annual Fund Drive annual campaign and Alumni Engagement initiatives.

· Ability to work collaboratively to achieve common goals.

· Understanding of database management, gift processing, and donor relations.

· Highly organized with a strong attention to details.

· Excellent listening skills, confidence, honesty, and follow-through.

· Ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately.

· Demonstrated analytical and fund raising skills with the ability to recognize and take action on giving trends and opportunities.

· High degree of comfort and experience with computers, and a variety of software.

· Ability to travel occasionally for events, willingness to work nights, and weekends as needed.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions

The following is a list of the major responsibilities of the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement:

· In collaboration with the development director, provide direction, execution, and measurement of a comprehensive annual giving campaign and alumni engagement program.

· Ability to build and maintain rapport with donors.

· In collaboration with the marketing and recruitment director, develop a coordinated mix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, web based, direct mail, phone, video messages, and volunteer engagements focused on delivering a sustainable tradition of annual support.

· Implement and maintain best practices in the areas of gift processing, data management and donor relations as it relates to annual giving and alumni engagement.

· Provide strategic direction with the intention of growing the annual giving program while supporting the greater development needs of the organization.

· As part of the budget process, in collaboration with the development director and chief executive officer, set the annual giving goal, implement, and execute.

· Plan and implement a variety of alumni gatherings and events throughout the country.

· In collaboration with the development director, selected staff and volunteers, plan and implement a variety of events, including reunions, Fires of Friendship Circle events, and annual dinners.

· Manage the Camp Manito-wish digital and physical archives housed primarily in the John F. Michler Heritage Center.

· Develop and maintain strong relationships with a network of volunteers to achieve annual fund drive plans and alumni engagement initiatives.

· Serve on various task forces as appropriate established by the board of directors.

· Represent Manito-wish by sitting on appropriate boards, attending and presenting at appropriate conferences, and engaging in development-related committee work