Concordia University, Chicago
  • 15-May-2018 to 14-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • Foundation
  • River Forest, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Responsibilities/Duties:  The Coordinator of Annual Giving is responsible for directing and executing all aspects of annual giving revenue through the Pillars Fund (i.e., gifts up to $30,000) to strengthen the mission and ministry of the University.

  • Design and execute integrated multi-channel strategy that engages donors and strengthens major gift pipeline.
  • Develop strong annual giving solicitation, engagement, and stewardship programs across all traditional and digital strategies to encourage mid-level gifts (e.g., $5,000 or more) and move donors to higher levels of contribution.
  • Enhance Foundation's use of analytics to improve segmentation and messaging to create a personal and positive experience for donors.
  • Oversee a strategy of student-focused programs to teach philanthropy across campus including graduating class, affinity programs and reunion giving.
  • Work with campus partners (e.g., Athletics, Alumni Association, academic units) to ensure personal and consistent messaging and positive donor experiences.
  • Collaborate with Foundation colleagues (e.g., External Relations, Gift Officers, Stewardship Manager, etc.) to ensure the University's brand and strategy is used consistently and effectively.

Skill Sets: 

  • Enthusiastic supporter of Lutheran higher education and Concordia University Chicago.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills; demonstrated personal solicitation experience.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of database research and maintenance.
  • Comfortable working with people of diverse generations, backgrounds and experiences.
  • Must be able to travel and work evenings and weekends as warranted.

Minimum Experience Required:  

  • Three - five years of progressive experience in alumni relations and/or fundraising
  • Demonstrated success with principles and practices of annual giving.
  • Experience in educational advancement preferred.

Education Requirements:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.


Interested individuals should apply through our website at  Please include a cover letter, resume and references.

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