Director of Annual Giving

The Director of Annual Giving assigns specific campaign programs to Annual Gift Coordinators. Plans and implements the university/college’s campaign for monetary aid in annual gifts from alumni and other community members. Being a Director of Annual Giving requires a bachelor’s degree. Responsible for attracting and retaining prospective donors, monitoring mailings, and analyzing past donations. In addition, Director of Annual Giving typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Director of Annual Giving manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. Working as a Director of Annual Giving typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.

Director of Annual Giving Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Director of Annual Giving to join our team.


  • Coordinate content, write, and provide editorial supporting and producing fund raising and marketing materials for the Foundation;
  • Performs other duties as assigned;
  • Develop, goals, strategies and implement annual fundraising campaign to include, but not limited to, employee campaign and direct mail.


  • Ability to work effectively as a team member;
  • Be discrete and safe guard confidential information;
  • Ability to write clear, structured, articulate written solicitations, donor materials, proposals, and acknowledgement letters;
  • Ability to earn the confidence of a wide range of internal and external constituents;
  • Requires an understanding of and commitment to quality healthcare and excellent customer service;
  • Must be able to travel within and outside organization region as job dictates;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Must be able to speak effectively in a public or group setting;
  • Effective leadership capabilities; able to mentor and coach team in area of responsibility and the achievement of organization goals;
  • Ability to provide oversight of compliance and regulatory requirements pertaining to position;
  • Comfortable and knowledgeable with discussing topics relating to sexual and reproductive health;
  • Ability to effectively use organization’s computer systems;
  • Ability to think strategically and achieve organization’s goals relating to position;
  • Ability to manage details and complexity, to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and to work under pressure;
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.