Job ID: 225866

Associate Director of Annual Giving

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Nov. 17, 2023
  • Associate Director of Annual Giving
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Worcester, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Development/Institutional Advancement

Associate Director of Annual Giving


Engagement & Alumni Relations

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Associate Director contributes to University Advancement's annual giving goal by managing fundraising and volunteer engagement for annual giving programs that raise funds from WPI alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends. This includes managing volunteer engagement, fundraising, and grant management for the WPI Women's Impact Network; Reunion volunteer fundraising and engagement; day-to-day operations for University Advancement's crowdfunding platform; and faculty and staff annual giving. The Associate Director also participates in and assists with other annual giving fundraising and engagement activities as assigned throughout the year.

WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The salary range for this position is $57,885 - $68,100, depending on experience.



  • Manage fundraising and volunteer engagement for the Women's Impact Network (WIN) annual giving program.
  • Liaison to Major Gift Officer responsible for leadership gift solicitations for WIN.
  • Collaborate with University Advancement colleagues to develop and plan annual WIN events and solicitation and stewardship communications.
  • Manage the WIN Impact Grant Program, working with the Impact Committee on promoting, soliciting, and reviewing applications, selecting
    recipients, awarding the funds, and ongoing stewardship/reporting from recipients.
  • Manage WIN committees (Executive, Engagement, Impact, and Governance) and collaborate with volunteers on engagement activities.
  • Manage Reunion volunteer fundraising and engagement activities.
  • Identify classes that may need a reunion committee, coordinate management, and partner with a Major Gift Officer as needed on larger
    solicitation opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Director and team members as needed on reunion solicitations.
  • Collaborate with Advancement team members to identify and recruit reunion ambassadors to promote Reunion Weekend to friends and
  • Collaborate with team members to develop and implement strategies and tactics, such as digital toolkits, for reunion ambassadors promote Reunion
    Weekend attendance and giving; schedule and coordinate outreach to ambassadors on a regular basis.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of University Advancement's crowdfunding platform.
  • Train students, student organizations, and other community members on effective use of the platform for effective fundraising and stewardship.
  • Collaborate with Lifetime Engagement & Communications team members and campus partners to promote crowdfunding and its benefits to
    students, student organizations, and other WPI departments and programs.
  • Collaborate with Director of Annual Giving to develop, implement, and update user guides, policies, and procedures.
  • Manage annual giving from faculty and staff.
  • Manage gift renewals from faculty and staff.
  • Collaborate with team members on stewardship messages and touch points.
  • Develop and execute cultivation to ensure a continuing and growing cycle of faculty and staff giving.


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience in fundraising or related field.
  • Ability to work well with donors, alumni, university leaders, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team and to collaborate effectively with colleagues in other university departments.
  • Excellent organizational skills with track record of setting priorities, managing multiple responsibilities, and meeting deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; familiarity with Salesforce or other constituent databases preferred.
  • Homecoming and Alumni Weekend attendance required' some evening and weekend events, with advanced notice.

Please include a cover letter with your resume for consideration.

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. It seeks individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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