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Assistant Director of Donor Relations

Franklin & Marshall College
Job Location:
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Alumni Relations

About Franklin & Marshall College:

Franklin & Marshall College is recruiting for a full-time Assistant Director of Donor Relations. 

Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world. 

Lancaster: A Great Place to Live!

F&M is in the public phase of Now to Next: the Campaign for Franklin & Marshall College. The most ambitious fundraising effort in the College's history, Now to Next seeks to raise $200 million by the end of 2021 to advance academic excellence, including expanding student aid and recruitment; strengthen the student experience; and support the unrestricted Franklin & Marshall Fund. As of the public launch of Now to Next in October 2018, more than 65 percent of the goal had been achieved.

Job Description:

The Assistant Director of Donor Relations plans, manages and executes high quality events (both in person and virtual) designed to engage donors and volunteers and celebrate philanthropy including on-campus and off-campus events and volunteer group meetings. Coordinate the tracking and recognition of the College's most generous donors through established giving societies.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, manage and execute annual donor recognition and donor cultivation events including the fall Tribute Dinner, the spring Tribute Reception and other donor gatherings and receptions.
  • Support and coordinate meeting logistics of College Advancement's volunteer groups including Leadership Council, Parents Council, Board of Visitors and the Campaign Steering Committee.
  • Manage the donor recognition societies, including tracking, welcome letters, honor rolls and special recognition.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience with Online meeting/webinar tools
  • Event planning experience preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively to achieve departmental goals and to provide excellent service to internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to be an ambassador of the College, its mission and College Advancement

The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, and verification of credentials. The College will coordinate these verifications.

Franklin & Marshall College requires all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by sending a scanned copy of their completed vaccination card to Human Resources. Employees may request a religious or medical vaccination exemption by contacting Human Resources.

Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.

To learn more about our Benefits, please visit our Benefits Page.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at (717) 358-3995.

Franklin & Marshall is proud to offer a smoke-free work environment.

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