Assistant Director of Leadership Giving

Elon University in North Carolina

Date Posted July 21, 2014
Type Administrative
Employment Type Full-time

Assistant Director of Leadership Giving

Elon University is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Leadership Giving. The Assistant Director is responsible for identifying and developing relationships with Elon's constituencies with the goal of soliciting them for annual, leadership and planned gifts. The primary objective of the Assistant Director is to develop long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donor's interests, passions and values.

The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with different constituents. Experience with making cold calls, as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies with demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining relationships is necessary.

Bachelor's degree required with five years of professional experience in major or planned gift fundraising or related experience. He/she must be willing to travel extensively and work evening and weekend hours. The position will remain open until filled. To apply and for more information go to

Elon University is a top-ranked liberal arts university that is widely recognized as a leader in student engagement and experiential learning. The academic program is distinguished by a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences combined with outstanding professional programs. In its 2014 "America's Best Colleges" guide, U.S. News & World Report ranks Elon #1 among Southern Regional Universities and one of the nation's top colleges and universities "with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching."

The Elon community is characterized by a strong student-centered mission, a commitment to excellent teaching and a spirit of innovation. The university includes more than 390 full-time faculty members and 5,600 undergraduate and 700 graduate students from 47 states, the District of Columbia and 49 other nations. The university has six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located in downtown Greensboro, N.C. Elon offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and six graduate programs.

The university sends more students to study abroad than any other Master's-level university in the nation, and the core curriculum includes a strong global focus. Newsweek-Kaplan has named Elon the nation's "leader in engaged learning" and Princeton Review ranks Elon among the nation's 378 "best colleges." Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and the Fiske Guide to Colleges both name Elon one of the nation's "best value" private universities.
Elon's 620-acre campus in North Carolina's Piedmont region is consistently recognized as one of the nation's most beautiful college environments. The campus includes the 56-acre Elon University Forest, a land preserve and natural area for scientific research.

Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups.

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