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Job no: 492538
Work type: Non-Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH
Kenyon College is conducting a search for an Alumni Philanthropy Fellow. This is a two year position. Reporting to the Director of Class Giving, the Alumni Philanthropy Fellow has primary responsibility for the planning, execution, and performance of the College's young alumni giving efforts, its student phonathon program, and its student philanthropy program. The position coordinates The Alumni Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT), a Kenyon Fund awareness program directed at students, and manages the class agents and Kenyon Fund giving for alumni classes 2012-2018. This position will also manage a portfolio of 100 young alumni prospects. As the phonathon manager, they will hire and train a pool of student callers to contact alumni and parents and solicit their support for the Kenyon Annual Funds via phone and text message.
I. Essential Functions
A. Manage the College’s phonathon program.
a. Recruits, schedules, and supervises student workers, including finding substitute callers as needed.b. Provides basic and advanced training of fundraising and phone skills to student callers, including technical training regarding the use of the automated calling system and the peer-to-peer text system.c. Sets parameters for call and text programs, goals, and incentives for callers.d. Records caller attendance records and daily tracking of phoning statistics and individual caller statistics. Distributes, authorizes, and submits student payroll time cards.e. Manages the data upload and refresh process in the phonathon software package and generates calling reports for entry into the alumni database.f. Manages all aspects of the College’s texting program. Including the data upload, campaign building, and generating reports.g. Coordinates the sending of “thank you” postcards by students to Kenyon Annual Fund donors.h. Maintains morale and encourages student callers.
B. Organize and lead the College’s student philanthropy efforts.
a. Annually recruits and leads approximately 12-15 members of the student body for participation in the Alumni Leaders of Tomorrow program. Students should come from all class years with extra emphasis on the senior class.b. Oversees the activities of this group including but not limited to:
i. Senior gift effortsii. Senior Challenge events and receptionsiii. Student philanthropy education materials and eventsiv. Coordination of a speaker series with members of Kenyon’s senior leadership team
c. Plans a Kenyon Fund program for the Senior Premiere Dinner and other events or activities throughout the year to educate seniors about the Kenyon Fund and the importance of philanthropy.d. Plans Kenyon Fund educational programs for students of all class years.
C. Manages the College’s young alumni giving efforts with a focus on increasing alumni participation in the Kenyon Fund.a. Works with the class agents from classes 2012-2018 (eventually 2012-2021) to encourage their classmates to participate in the Kenyon Fund.b. Responsible for a portfolio of 100 young alumni prospects.c. Serves as the staff liaison for the 5th year reunion class and leads the fundraising efforts for their reunion gift.d. Oversees the reunion weekend text concierge program for all leadership level alumni and volunteers.
D. Manages all aspects of the Alumni Survey – a quadrennial survey which researches alumni perceptions of, relationships with, and philanthropy to the College.
E. Maintains regular communication and reporting to supervisor.
II. Nonessential Functions
A. Performs other duties as required.
III. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Success Factors
A. Ability to train, guide, and lead a team of student workers AND groups of volunteers.
B. Be a hard-working self-starter in an independent environment with the ability to provide creative and coherent leadership to the student workers in formulating strategy and performance to support the College’s advancement.
C. A strong sense of collegiality and the ability to develop solid working relationships as a member of the College Relations team with a broad range of external constituencies.
D. Possess high standards for personal and professional achievement as well as sound judgment, high energy, grace under pressure, and a sense of humor.
IV. Supervisory Responsibilities
A. Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising a group of approximately 20-30 student callers.
V. Working Conditions
A. The Alumni Philanthropy Fellow works 35 hours per week. The Fellow will occasionally work from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. managing phonathon shifts and training callers and student managers. Sunday evening shifts may be required from time to time. Other daytime, evening and weekend work is also required.
B. Typical office environment; must be able to use office equipment such as computer, printer, fax machine, copier, etc.
C. Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs.
VI. Minimum Qualifications
A. Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and the use of databases.
B. Excellent communication skills, oral and written, necessary to articulate the vision and case for annual giving to the College.
C. Bachelor’s degree, preference will be given to Kenyon graduates.
D. Strong commitment to and understanding of liberal-arts education.
E. Mature judgment when dealing with information of a confidential nature.
F. Ability to think critically and problem solve.
G. Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
H. Willingness to travel
VII. Preferred Qualifications
A. Prior experience as Kenyon class agent, phonathon caller or member of ALOT.
B. Sincere interest in Development as a career.
Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.
Compensation and Benefits
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.
We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.
Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.
Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.
Advertised: 06 Sep 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
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