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AHEPPP is happy to post job openings for all institutions regardless of membership. Positions will be posted on the website, posted in our members-only Facebook group and will emailed out to the AHEPPP membership. The cost is free and job information can be posted by emailing [email protected] Positions will be posted for 60 days unless otherwise noted or requested.

Director, Parent Philanthropy and Engagement, University of California Irvine
Director of First Year Experience, University of Kansas
Coordinator of Communication and Engagement, University of South Carolina
Senior Director/Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs, University of Alabama
Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs, UC Davis
Associate Director, Student Transitions, Emerson College
Assistant Director of New Student and Family Programs, Berklee
Development Officer, Parent & Family Philanthropy, Bucknell University
Senior Associate Director of Family Giving, Bentley University
Assistant Director, Student Transitions & Family Programs, Old Dominion University

Institution: University of South Carolina
Job Title: Coordinator of Communication and Engagement
Full Posting:
Posted by AHEPPP on January 6, 2020

The coordinator of communication and engagement serves as the primary contact for parents of undergraduate students at the University of South Carolina. The coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing and assessing events and communications-related programs and services for parents and families, which provide them with resources to support their students’ growth and success at Carolina. Focusing on customer service, the coordinator assists parents and families with questions and concerns and promotes the office as the central resource for families of undergraduate students. This individual is an expert in all things related to content and channel optimization, brand consistency, audience segmentation, analytics and meaningful measurement.

Primary duties include:
• Coordinate all forms of communication with parents of undergraduate students, including writing and editing print and web publications, social media posts and mobile app content; working with a staff designer as necessary
• Plan and implement the annual Family Weekend in coordination with the communication and events director (hosting nearly 8,000 participants) and other special events for parents/families
• Focusing on customer service, manage a 1-800 Parents Assistance Line and parent email account to assist parents with questions and concerns

Application process: Candidates must apply via the University of South Carolina employment system:

Contact: Sammie Burt Talent Manager, Department of Student Life 
[email protected]


Institution: University of Kansas
Job Title: Director of First-Year Experience
Full Posting:
Posted by AHEPPP on January 6, 2020

The Director of the Office of First-Year Experience at the University of Kansas (KU) is responsible for providing vision, strategic direction, and accountability for programs and services designed to enhance the transition and experience of first-year undergraduate students. This position provides leadership for a coordinated set of programs providing freshman and transfer students with clear pathways to campus information and resources, individual connections to staff and faculty, and shared experiences to foster belonging and promote inclusive learning. 

The Director uses assessment and evaluation data to ensure that programs assist in the academic and social transition and connection of first-year students to the KU community through activities including orientation programming, Hawk Week, seminars, and learning communities. The Director also oversees the development and enhancement of initiatives and experiences to meet the needs and interests of first-year students.

This position works collaboratively across the university and draws upon student development literature and best practices to ensure meaningful connections for students as they transition to KU. This position reports to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies. The Director supervises the day-to-day operations of the Office of First-Year Experience which includes approximately seven full-time staff, a team of undergraduate and graduate student staff, and faculty fellows.

The successful candidate must understand the importance of and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, as the university aspires to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of minoritized and marginalized demographic groups.

Job Description
60% - Provide strategic vision and leadership for first-year programs, including new student orientation, Hawk Week, KU Common Book, UNIV 101, seminars and learning communities. Collaborate with leadership in Undergraduate Studies, Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, Diversity and Equity, International Programs, and the academic units to employ strategies that promote connections across campus programs and resources to bring greater coherence to the first-year experience for undergraduate students. Monitor program effectiveness and provide accountability for unit initiatives through assessment findings and institutional data. 

25% - Manage complex budget and resources across all FYE activities, aligning resources to best support and advance program and institutional goals. Responsible for oversight and supervision, hiring, and training of varying levels FYE staff. Provide guidance or coordination of professional development opportunities, and mentoring for student staff, professional staff, and faculty fellows to enhance program quality.

10% - Represent the Office of First-Year Experience and Undergraduate Studies on various campus committees and working groups. Serve as a member of the Undergraduate Studies Leadership Team. Opportunity to serve as an instructor or back-up instructor for UNIV 101 and/or seminars.

5% - Other duties as assigned by the Vice Provost or Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies. 


  1. Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, education, counseling, or a related field.
  2. Five years of experience managing programs focused on first-year students, student retention/success, or related experience.
  3. Five years of progressive leadership responsibility and supervisory experience as evidence by application materials.
  4. Previous work experience managing budgets and assessing program effectiveness.
  5. Previous experience working collaboratively across cultures and styles at all levels of the organization.
  6. Strong written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by application materials and interview process.


  1. Terminal degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, education, counseling, or a related field.
  2. Knowledge and working understanding of principles, practices, and procedures involved in first-year experience program development including student development theory, best practices, emerging trends, and current issues.
  3. Experience teaching in a higher education setting.
  4. Experience working with student recruitment and admissions processes.
  5. Prior experience working with or managing orientation programs, first-year student programs, or transfer student programs.
  6. Ability to effectively interface with a wide variety of constituents including students, faculty, staff, family members, and community members.
Complete application includes:
1. Resume or curriculum vitae,
2. Cover letter (addressing how the required and preferred qualifications are met) and;
3. Contact information for 3 professional references.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application review beings on Monday, February 10, 2020. To be considered for this position applications must be received no later than Sunday, February 9th, 2020.

April Blackmon Strange
[email protected]

Institution: University of California, Irvine
Job Title: Director, Parent Philanthropy And Engagement
Full Posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on December 16, 2019


Under the general direction of the Senior Director, Engagement & Annual Programs, the Director, Parent Philanthropy and Engagement is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the parent program, which seeks to increase and enhance engagement with and raise funds from rated parents whose children are current or former UCI students. The incumbent will develop, plan, and implement programs to encourage and increase parent giving and enhance parent relations. The incumbent will be primarily responsible for expanding the major, leadership and annual giving parent fundraising. The Director will be responsible to identify and cultivate individual prospects capable of making gifts in excess of $25,000. The Director will be responsible for soliciting gifts both independently or in collaboration with Senior Director, Engagement & Annual Programs in support of University-wide priorities.
Specific Responsibilities
The Director will manage prospect cultivation, stewardship and build relationships that lead to successful gift solicitations; support the Parents Leadership Society and engagement events for parents including family weekend; and manage the parent programs team.

In collaboration with the Senior Director, Engagement and Annual Programs and Associate Director of Parent Programs, plan, direct, monitor, and coordinate the major and gift parent fundraising program responsible for an annual fundraising goal of approximately $2 million from parents.

Meet with prospects to assess his/her interest in the University, evaluate future donor viability, and match prospect motivation with the appropriate department or discipline.

Develop strategies to direct and manage a comprehensive centrally-managed major gifts program to qualify and cultivate new donors in support of the University's mission and campaigns.

Coordinate nature of contacts with assigned prospects. Conduct 12 face-to-face meetings per month.

In coordination with the Senior Director, facilitate relationships between potential donors and the institution s senior administrators, deans, faculty, trustees, alumni and others.
Qualify 5 new prospects each month.

Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to determine which identified prospects have viable potential to make gifts of $25,000+ or more.

Coordinate regular review of the prospect list to re-prioritize as needed to ensure appropriate focus on the most likely major gift prospects.

Review prospect strategies regularly for refinement and determine next steps to move the prospect closer to the point where it is appropriate to ask for a major gift.

Work closely with University development professionals regarding prospect strategy, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship when a collaborative effort is appropriate.

Consult with the supervisor regularly and keep the team informed of progress with prospect solicitations and major gift strategy.

Cultivate and collaboratively solicit major donor prospects at the $25,000 to $1M level; this effort will be done collaboratively or independently based on each situation and the donor s interests.

This position will require that the Director conduct extensive outreach and some cold calling to qualify prospects.

Develop innovative engagement opportunities for previously unqualified donors (major gift suspects).

Develop an annual business plan and budget for inclusion in the Engagement & Annual Programs plan.

Provide monthly status reports on the number of contacts, proposals, and solicitations.

Coordinate individual strategies for key major gift prospects (in collaboration with university officers, faculty, and development staff, including active participation in solicitations as required).

Collaborate with Development personnel and volunteers to successfully close major gifts, complying with accounting and investment policies as well as governmental requirements.

Create an effective pipeline of donor prospects to provide a steady flow of prospects, donors, and volunteers to higher levels of giving.

Support the Senior Director with the management of the strategy for the Parent Executive Board, recruit major gift prospects with an inclination to serve in a volunteer role.

Support Parent Executive Board biannual meetings and the Anteater Grant Initiative application process.

Maintain and encourage close working relationships between Annual Programs, Principal Gifts, Legacy Planning, and unit-based development officers.

Prepare written proposals and/or other written materials for use during donor qualification, cultivation, and solicitation.

Oversee and support parent engagement events including, but not limited to, Fireside Chats, Annual Chancellor's Dinner, and Anteater Family Weekend.

Oversee Anteater Parent Ambassador program and develop campus partnerships to assist in cultivating members.

Work with the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Alumni Relations & Constituent Engagement and the Senior Director, Engagement & Annual Programs, individual development directors, and Manager of Prospect Development to coordinate prospect qualification and initial prospect contact in accordance with University fundraising policies.

Maintain effective working relationships with all departments in University Advancement.

Participate in the campus prospect management system, development officer forums, and University Advancement planning meetings to supervisor the major gifts qualification activities.

Is responsible operating budget for this specialized function.

Supervise the Associate Director of Parent Programs and the Assistant Director of Parent Engagement.

Is responsible for compliance with all UCI policies and procedures including but not limited to solicitation and acceptance of gifts, alumni and support group policies, and naming policies.


Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse and high-level group of individuals in a diplomatic and professional manner and build consensus and cohesion within the staff.
Resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to problems and initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions to ensure effective progress. Ability to anticipate problems and take necessary action to eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects.
Ability to be flexible in working independently as well as collaboratively with Advancement and faculty and staff to achieve defined goals. Use initiative to organize and follow through with complex tasks to meet deadlines.
Skills to use a personal computer and computer software programs at the level of sophistication required for the development office. Proven ability to use MS Office Suite and a variety of database programs. Knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with the Internet and how to conduct searches.
Possess traits of good judgment, confidentiality, and discretion in communicating with colleagues and constituents.
Broad knowledge of the principles of major gift fundraising, within a major research university; a minimum of five years of successful major gift fundraising in a complex development program.
Experience working in a capital campaign and knowledge of concepts from planning phase to conclusion is desired.
Successful experience working with volunteers leaders and university administrators to ensure an integrated, organized effort.
Understanding of academic, research and education functions and operating principals of a major research university.
Ability to work effectively with other advancement staff in devising, analyzing, modifying, implementing and evaluating this program.
The ability to work effectively in a large, complex, and dynamic organization.
A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience is required.
May work occasional evenings and weekends.
May be required to drive on occasion in order to perform the routine or essential job responsibilities for the position.
Must possess a valid California driver license and participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program.

Institution: California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)
Job Title: Senior Director/Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Full Posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on: January 16, 2020

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Established in 1960, CSUDH is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University system.

Centrally located in the heart of Los Angeles, CSU Dominguez Hills is comprised of a welcoming community of learners and educators collaborating to change lives and communities for the better. With a mission rooted in social justice, CSUDH is committed to connecting students to an affordable, high-quality, and transformative education.

CSUDH is ranked among the nation’s top universities for diversity, accessibility, affordability,and commitment to community service:

  • Since 2012, CSUDH has been ranked amonthe Top 25 Master’s Universities in the nation for its “contribution to the public good” by Washington Monthly.

  • CSUDH ranked 4th in California and 18th nationally on the Overall Mobility Index, compiled by The Equal Opportunity Index (2017).

  • For its commitment to community engagement, CSUDH received the highly prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.

Today, sixty-five percent of CSUDH students are the first in their families to attend college, and approximately ninety percent receive some form of financial aid. More than sixty percent of CSUDH students are female and eighty-five percent are under-represented minorities. 

Corporate and Foundation Relations is housed within University AdvancementThe position was first established five years ago and has had great success with brand name corporate and foundation gifts in the seven-figure range. The Senior Director/Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations reportto the Senior Associate Vice President of Development for University Advancement and managea small team of grant writers and a Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager.This is a strategic position that interfaces with the University Advancement senior management team, college deans, directors of development,and leadership on campus as appropriate. It is aentrepreneurial role that requires strong critical thinking, leadership,and organizational skills.The development team is cohesive, supportiveand long-tenured, and its leadership promotes professional development and creativity.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward institutional gifts from corporations and private foundations.

  • Provides leadership and coordination to colleges, departments, and the Corporate and Foundation Relations(CFR) team regarding strategies to approach corporations and private foundationfor major gifts

  • Provides expertise to develop appropriate funding requests

  • Develops and implements fundraising strategies fora portfolio of institutional prospects

  • Promotes and manages multi-unit opportunities, encouraging interdisciplinary efforts

  • Directly manages all stages of the solicitation process, from prospect identification to proposal submission

  • Builds and preserves effective relationships with funders

The Senior Director/Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will have considerable bandwidth to design and lead the CFR program. With the momentum of a new president and new strategic campus initiatives, which may lead to the initiation of the university’s first comprehensive campaign, this is an excellent time to join the CSUDH advancement team.

A competitive compensation package with outstanding benefits will be offered to attract an outstanding candidate.

*Title and salary for this position will be commensurate with experience – e.g. Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations versus Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

For more information or to send a resume contact:

[email protected]  or  Tel: 949 485 1319 or 714 433 7040

Institution: Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs
Job Title: University of Alabama
Full Posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on January 16, 2020

Pay Grade/Pay Range: 58 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 40206.36 Midpoint - $ 58302.36

Some evening/night/weekend events/trainings required

Job Summary: The Student Life Assistant Director I provides oversight and planning for the development, implementation, and delivery of one or more programs, services, or activities within a department. May supervise professional staff. Part of the Student Life Career Progression Plan.

Additional Department Summary: Reporting to the Director of Parent & Family Programs, the Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs is responsible for planning, developing, and executing communication, events, & programs that provide a framework for getting UA Families connected to campus & resources to support their students through both large-scale efforts and targeted populations outreach opportunities. This position supports a broad commitment to engage families to increase student success, including the engagement of specific populations (identity-based affinity groups, Parent Advisory Council, etc.). The position is responsible for working with divisional and campus partners to evaluate current programs and provide recommendations for new programs and initiatives to serve UA Families. The Assistant Director is also responsible for managing provided program budgets and providing supervision for student and/or professional staff. The Assistant Director will serve as the professional in charge in the Director's absence.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience; OR Master's degree and one (1) year of experience.

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays when needed. Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.

Skills and Knowledge: Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work effectively with a variety of students, parents/family members, campus partners, external vendors. Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self-awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion. Creative problem solving, conflict resolution, and excellent customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in higher education or communication and one (1) year of related professional experience; or Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of related professional experience. Experience working with parents in a college setting. Student development knowledge. Large-scale programming and orientation/training experience.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. 

Advertised: 10 Jan 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 31 Jan 2020 Central Standard Time

Institution: UC Davis
Job Title: Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs
Full Posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on January 16, 2020

Institution: Emerson College
Job Title: Associate Director, Student Transitions
Full Posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on January 22, 2020
The Associate Director coordinates the development of key transitional programs for students throughout their Emerson Experience.  Some of the various programs are all orientation programs, new student workshops and signature events.

Essential Functions of the Role:

  • Develop and manage the new undergraduate student orientation program

  • Coordinate the recruitment, selection and training of the orientation student staff as well as provide supervision for the CORE staff and student orientation leaders

  • Work closely with other key offices across campus to help support student transitions (Student Engagement and Leadership, Housing and Residential Education, Healing and Advocacy Collective, International Student Affairs, Intercultural Student Affairs, etc.) and persistence toward graduation

  • Ensure that current trends and themes in new student orientation and transitions are captured in the Emerson College New Student Orientation program and throughout other key times of a student’s transition during their first year at the College

  • Partner with others to support the Class Council Program

  • Assess and develop coordinated communication to incoming students and families in conjunction with other key stakeholders across campus

  • Assist with the management of Facebook and other social media accounts for Student Transitions

Other Responsibilities: 

  • Support other Office of Student Transitions and Family Programs offerings, such as Family Weekend and Summer Send Off Events and Family Weekend programs

  • Chair the Orientation Steering Committee

  • Other duties as assigned

5-7 years experience working with student transitions and orientation programs 

Preferred Qualifications:  
Excellent verbal and written communication. 
Ability to build relationships. 
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25
Hiring Range: $73,550.00 - $77,100.00

Institution: Berklee College of Music/Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Job Title: Assistant Director of New Student and Family Programs at Berklee
Full Posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on January 22, 2020

The Assistant Director of New Student and Family Programs must have a passion for working with creative students, and excitement towards contributing to a positive, entrepreneurial, and vibrant campus experience. Reporting to the Associate Director of New Student and Family Programs, the Assistant Director is a student and family facing position that will assist in the implementation of all programs that support new students' acculturation and orientation to the college, enhance students' leadership potential and skills, and provide opportunities for students to participate in community service and civic engagement. In addition, the Assistant Director will assist in the development of a comprehensive Family Program and initiatives that integrates families into the Berklee Community, through a communication and engagement strategy.


  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of all new and transfer undergraduate student orientation programs working collaboratively with academic affairs, student affairs and various campus partners, emphasizing academic success, student development and engagement.
  • Facilitate the logistical elements of New Student Orientation and Family Weekend, including scheduling, securing presenters, collaborating with campus partners, working with vendors, catering, purchasing, and organizing information and resources.
  • Create, edit, and oversee printing of relevant departmental documents including orientation schedules, flyers, student planners, calendars, and posters specific to New Student Orientation.
  • Mange parent/family programs and resources, in close coordination with the Director of Campus Life, and the Associate Director of New Student and Family Programs.
  • Provide timely response, information, and support to family members of Berklee students who seek assistance via telephone, email, and forms of social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Assist in the selection and training of students, as orientation leaders.
  • Assist in the management of the orientation budget through accurate tracking and receipt reconciliation.
  • Implement campus-wide staff and faculty volunteer program for New Student Orientation, ensuring that various members of the institution have the ability to directly engage with incoming students, parents, and families.
  • Manage the production of the electronic family newsletter.
  • Manage the room reservation process for Orientation and Family Weekend in close partnership with the Conference Services and Events team.
  • Implement assessment and satisfaction surveys in order to closely monitor effectiveness of Orientation and Family Weekend programs.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Positive attitude.
  • Ability to plan, direct, and evaluate a complex operation, using staff, time, funds, and other resources for the accomplishment of long-term and short-term goals of the institution.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Ability to provide administrative guidance within area of responsibility, providing direct training and supervision as needed.
  • Ability to apply budgetary and fiscal planning techniques within financial constraints.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively -orally, by phone, in person, and in writing.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations in a timely manner. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant Director does not supervise any professional staff members, but oversees student employees.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Supervisors are responsible for maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion or harassment, including sexual harassment. Work is performed indoors and primarily in an office setting. The noise level is usually low to moderate. While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to travel.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Masters degree in Higher Education Administration, Education or related field. 2-3 years of experience in Higher Education or related field. Extensive experience in a college or university setting is preferred. Supervisory, project management, budget management, assessment experience preferred.

Institution: Bucknell University
Job Title: Development Officer, Parent & Family Philanthropy
Full Posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on January 22, 2020

University Advancement (UA) is here to advance the mission of Bucknell University by engaging the Bucknell community. It is only through the support of alumni, parents and friends – by opening doors to career opportunities, engaging others to join the conversation and community, and entrusting us with their philanthropic commitments -- that we can further elevate Bucknell as a leader in undergraduate education. Our team of more than 100 individuals is dedicated to this mission and unified by five values: 

Lead with Integrity
Embrace a Collaborative and Inclusive Spirit
Be Open and Receptive
Nurture Creativity and Innovation
Foster a Culture of Empowerment and Knowledge

These values also illustrate how we bring, as a division, the University's strategic plan to life and exercise our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion on a daily basis.

As part of UA, the Development Officer, Parent & Family Philanthropy is dedicated to maximizing Parent & Family giving to Bucknell University and identifying potential leadership parent donors through the use of personal solicitations, stewardship, and relationship building with individual donors and volunteer networks.

The Development Officer identifies and solicits donors, maintains a portfolio of parent leadership prospects, collaborates with parent volunteers, and works with the Director to set the vision and strategy for a comprehensive family philanthropy program. The Development Officer reports to the Director of the Parent & Family Philanthropy and Family Programs.

The Development Officer works closely with peers to support the overall vision and goals of the Parent & Family Philanthropy programs to deliver an integrated, successful program. Responsibilities include the following:

Portfolio Management and Fundraising
* Collaborates with the Director in the development of the fundraising plan, including, but not limited to, developing goals and strategies and achievement of metrics.
* Generates support toward financial goals with the solicitation of an assigned portfolio of prospects through face-to-face visits (100-125 per year), email, and telephone. Financial goals will include both annual unrestricted and endowment targets.
* Personally solicits parents capable of making six figure gifts and 125+ parent prospects for annual gifts each fiscal year. Manages a leadership portfolio of up to 25-30 parent prospects.
* Organizes efficient trips for the purpose of meaningful and strategic donor interactions each fiscal year while staying within an allotted travel budget. Travel should be focused on individual solicitation and donor qualification.
* Develops and implements strategies to ensure proper cultivation and solicitation of assigned prospects, directing stewardship activities as gift commitments and payments are received.
* Participates in regular individual portfolio review and group sessions related to portfolio management and strategic travel.
* Works closely with Director and collaborates with internal departments including, but not limited, to Annual Fund, Leadership Giving, Gift Planning, Prospect Research, and CAFE, to develop comprehensive strategies for assigned prospects.
* Works creatively, thoughtfully, and strategically to ask and secure increased gifts from an assigned portfolio and to develop a prospect pipeline of parents to be considered as leadership and planned giving targets.

* Develops proficiency with database tools.
* Maintains up-to-date contact reports and information in the database on significant prospect calls and visits (including rating recommendations, prospect interests, and other important prospect management data), solicitations, volunteer assignments, and evaluations.

* Works in conjunction with peers and parent volunteers to focus on strategies that increase parent participation.
* Ensures that all efforts communicate consistent messaging to pre-defined audiences and is done in collaboration with the Parents Fund communications, marketing, and outreach team.
* Occasionally serves as liaison to one or more volunteer groups such as the Development Committee of the Parents Association
* Attends appropriate donor and constituent events both on and off campus.
* Participates in division-wide and university-wide events, committees, and project teams to advance priority projects of the University.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Contact: Ann Distefano 

Institution: Bentley University
Job Title: Senior Associate Director of Family Giving
Full Posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on January 23, 2020


Job Description Summary

The Senior Associate Director of Family Giving reports to the Director of Annual Giving and has a close working relationship with the Leadership Gift team and the Alumni/Parent engagement team. Provides and executes strategies to maximize family giving (current use support) to the Bentley Fund for all families. This individual will develop lasting relationships with families that strengthen University ties throughout all four years and beyond, and will serve as a dedicated and trusted resource for Bentley families. Additional responsibilities include the development of an annual strategic and comprehensive program to engage, solicit, and steward parents of all levels. In this role, this individual will identify parent/family prospects, manage a portfolio of parents/families and create, develop and manage all parent/family solicitations with oversight by the Director of Annual Giving.


Essential Duties

Fundraising - Develop and implement a strategic fundraising plan for Family Giving including initiatives to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward current and past parents.  Increase overall, current use dollars to the Bentley Annual Fund, emphasizing gifts of $1,000+, allowing families to designate support for financial aid, academics, student life and athletics.  Set ask amounts for non-financial aid recipients. Work closely with the Director of Annual Giving to develop a communication plan for Parent/Family appeals.  Carry a portfolio of 150+ parents/families. -60%

Engagement – Increase pipeline of families giving to the President’s Club. Support engagement opportunities and programs (on campus, virtual and communications) for families, starting with their child’s acceptance to Bentley through their student’s senior year.  Work with the Executive Director to develop a Family engagement plan including communications, events and outreach.  Create and manage a volunteer parent-to-parent giving program for families. -30%

Direct Mail – Works closely with the Associate Director, Annual Giving Marketing and Operations to develop parent/family appeals that should be sent to all families throughout the year.  Before September each year, develop a communications plan that can be incorporated into the overall Annual Giving strategy and communication plan. -10%

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions and communications with others.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Institution: Old Dominion University
Job title: Assistant Director, Student Transitions and Family Programs
Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on January 23, 2020


This position supports the mission of the office by overseeing the recruitment, selection, and training of the student orientation staff, providing management of office communications to new students and families, coordinating and executing First Class and other transition programs, and supervising a Graduate Assistant. Serves as back-up to the office manager and assists director in assessment and process improvement.


Work Tasks and Duties

  • Recruit, select, train, and supervise student orientation staff members (Monarch Orientation Leaders). Conduct interest meetings, and plan and implement the interview and selection process in the fall. Coordinate and conduct the spring training seminar and intensive summer training. Develop and implement assessment cycle of learning outcomes for student staff. Create post experience leadership development program.
  • Develop, plan, coordinate, and execute First Class, a transition program designed to introduce students to the Monarch community, establish a sense of belonging, address state and federal requirements and other relevant topics, and promote student success and retention at ODU. Establish learning outcomes and assess program, craft staffing model, provide opportunities for campus constituent involvement, and integrate into other campus introduction/welcome programming. Support additional office programs, such as Monarch Family Weekend, UNIV 100, and Monarch Orientation.
  • Gather information and create content for print and web publications for the office, to include the orientation guide, event schedules, office website, social media accounts, monthly family newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Establish office communication plan for new students and families and utilize Target X/Sales Force and other digital/online tools.
  • Supervise Graduate Assistant, works 20 hours a week and contributes to the office's responsibilities and programs.
  • Collaborate with campus constituents to coordinate additional transition programs for special populations of students, such as transfer, commuter, military affiliated, first-generation, second year, etc.
  • Serve as back-up to the office manager for maintaining and troubleshooting in the orientation reservation database and other online accounts. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



  • Master's degree in student affairs, student personnel, counseling, higher education, or other related field of study.
  • Working knowledge of new student and family programs; student and family transitional issues; student leadership and training development; mentoring and advising of student leaders. Excellent event planning, project management skills, Working knowledge of new student and family programs, strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to think critically and solve problems, ability to effectively supervise student staff, working knowledge of assessment and program evaluation practices, proficient in Microsoft Office. 

To be considered for this position applications must be received no later than Friday, February 21, 2020.



Catherine Pedersen, Director

Student Transition and Family Programs

Old Dominion University

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