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Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Student Engagement

Apply now Posting Number: 493542
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Student Engagement 


College Advancement 

Salary/Pay Rate:

$58,458.40 - $60,000

Job Summary:

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Student Engagement is responsible for leading annual giving student and campus engagement including the phonathon program, senior legacy giving, student philanthropy engagement club, and promoting the culture of giving throughout campus. A key member of the annual giving team, this position will coordinate all aspects of these efforts in support of the College's fundraising and outreach goals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 0-3 years of experience

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct the daily management of the Student Phonathon Program, including the recruitment, training, and supervision of 30+ student employees; maintain up to date knowledge and implementation skills for the calling software; write and update calling and texting scripts and related materials throughout each semester to meet the needs and goals of the annual giving program. Monitor the quality of each caller contacts with prospects and make the necessary adjustments as needed, develop and implement effective motivational techniques.
  • In an effort to build a pipeline of future donors, develop and lead a comprehensive engagement effort that fosters a culture of philanthropy among Marist students and the overall campus working with departments across the College to educate student leaders on the impact of donor support and fundraising at Marist.
  • Coordinate all efforts of student volunteer management including student philanthropy, the senior class giving program, and other activities that support and encourage student philanthropic engagement with the College.
  • Generate, maintain, and analyze daily and weekly Phonathon reports on calling shifts and statistical data to inform decisions related to the calling and texting program, including efforts to close unfulfilled pledges, upgrade previous donors, and secure credit card gifts. Assist with segmentation for the program.
  • Advise our student alumni ambassador club that educates members on the value of the alumni network, the importance of donor support, and provides them with the opportunity to represent the student body at Advancement events, while providing alumni the chance to interact with current students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, 1-3 years of related experience.
  • Position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to manage multiple priorities; and strong analytical, problem solving, and creative skills.
  • Previous experience in fundraising.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References.


The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • 3 weeks of paid vacation. 4 weeks of paid vacation beginning in the 6th year of employment. 
  • Unlimited paid sick time.
  • 14+ paid holidays per year.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
  • Life insurance.
  • Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
  • 403(b) defined contribution plan:
    • First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
    • College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
    • Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
  • 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
  • Tuition Benefits:
    • Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
    • College pays 100% tuition only.
    • Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.

*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.

About the Department/School:

The Advancement Office promotes a culture of philanthropy that attracts vital resources in support of the goals and objectives of the College’s strategic plan and its core educational mission.

The Advancement team accomplishes this by nurturing life-long relationships with and among alumni, parents, trustees, friends, students, faculty, staff and other constituencies; and by communicating regularly with them through meaningful personal contacts, targeted print and web-based publications, and high-impact special events.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #1 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit 

Type of Position:



Administrative (Exempt)

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Monday- Thursday 1:30pm- 9:30pm, Friday 8:30am-5:00pm; schedule is traditional during academic recesses

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus

Number of Position Openings:


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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