Associate Director of Development

Full Time, Benefit Eligible

Goddard College seeks an Associate Director of Development to be responsible for planning and implementing initiatives that strategically engage and steward our alumni and donor base; to support all functions of College-wide fundraising and reporting efforts; to oversee database operations; and to advance the vision and goals of the institution.


This important position manages general operations, database management, engagement, and development planning and execution.  With regard to general operations work, responsibilities include:  collaborating with the Director of Development to identify prospects and to build a strategy for cultivation, stewarding major donors; collaboration with other College departments to advance the mission and strategic direction of the College; responding to inquiries from media and other outside agencies; serving as the College liaison for the Alumni Association; and managing day-to-day development activity in Director’s absence.

With regard to database management work, responsibilities include:  overseeing all eTapestry database functions; overseeing report-building functions, OfficeConduct unique database queries, and other data for events, outreach, mailings, and solicitation; department audit preparation; and serving as a primary account manager for a selection of significant donors.

With regard to engagement work, responsibilities include: cultivating and maintaining excellent relations with major donors, local alumni, local College friends, local community members, and visiting alumni and donors; coordinating Advancement events, in partnership with Regional Alumni Chapters, campus and venue staff, President’s Office, and Director of Development; creating and managing event invites and publicity; serving on editorial and publishing committee for Clockworks Alumni Magazine; and collaborating with Admissions and Academics departments to publish Goddard College eNewsletters.

With regard to development planning and execution work, responsibilities include:  collaborating with the Director of Development to create an annual strategic development plan that includes fundraising campaigns, Annual Fund solicitation strategies, and alumni and donor cultivation strategies, that respond to emerging opportunities and meet College finance needs; executing all aspects of the development strategy, including copy writing for appeals and thank you’s, layout design, coordination with editing services and mailing house for eAppeals and direct mailings; conducting ongoing analysis and improvement of the Annual Fund’s performance; conducting research to identify potential donors, creating and maintaining systems of current and historical information, and ensuring that all relevant data is captured in eTapestry; overseeing and coordinating new scholarship fund development, including solicitation through annual fund mailings, and serving on the College scholarship committee; generating timely, thorough, and accurate reports to individual funders of scholarships and restricted initiatives; and writing form letters for automated acknowledgements and individual letters for special gifts and major donors.

Minimum Qualifications

An Undergraduate degree; the ability to collaborate and build partnerships across diverse groups and stakeholders; the ability to prioritize work in response to multiple requests from individuals; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; exemplary written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; prior software management and donor database systems experience;  a commitment to and capacity for systematic data entry and data integrity; an ability to use email service providers, e.g. Constant Contact or Mailchimp; basic design skills using Adobe Suite; flexibility; initiative; detail oriented; the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment; high professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information relevant professional experience in donor relations and event management; and a demonstrated ability to create and execute all aspects of donor appeals strategies.

Desired Qualifications

A demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and confidentiality in matters of the College; a demonstrated ability to relate to others warmly and respectfully during first meetings and beyond; demonstrated evidence of sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.

Salary Range:                        $20.00 to $23.00 per hour

Benefit Eligible:                    This full‐time position is eligible for our generous benefits package which includes health dental, life, & long term disability insurance, as well as substantial leave time, retirement, and tuition waiver benefits.

Application Instructions:     To apply, please prepare the following materials and click here: Click Here

Application Due Date:  Qualified applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Goddard College is committed to creating a college representative of a diverse global community and capable of creating change. To that end, we are actively seeking applications from qualified candidates from groups currently underrepresented in our institution for this position.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.