Assistant Director of Digital Fundraising & Annual Giving
Daytona Beach, FL 
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

The Assistant Director will help plan and implement multi-channel annual marketing campaigns for all of Embry-Riddle's annual giving programs. These campaigns will include all or some of the following channels: email, direct mail, phone, crowdfunding, giving days, social media, and digital advertising. They will ensure best practices are developed and deployed while also ensuring that marketing efforts test new and existing strategies. The assistant director will also work with the Senior Director of Annual Giving to ensure all campaigns are tracked, analyzed, and learning outcomes are recorded and communicated to the broader Philanthropy division.

They will also be integral to the development and deployment of strategies that seek to unite our direct marketing and digital solicitation eco-system. They will work cross-functionally on projects aimed at providing a seamless experience between our digital and direct solicitation programs.

The assistant director will also participate in Embry-Riddle's Philanthropy and Alumni events and programming as needed or appropriate. He/she/they will take on additional projects as appropriate and needed.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree; in lieu of degree, five years of fundraising experience would be acceptable
  • At least two years of experience working in philanthropy or fundraising
  • Proper business correspondence
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency with social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram) and scheduling tools (Buffer or similar)
  • Understanding of digital publishing technical specifications (image resolutions, formats)
  • Proficiency with image editing tools (Photoshop, Illustrator or similar)
  • Proficiency in Crowdfunding tools (Scalefunder, GiveCampus) is strongly preferred
  • Basic understanding of HTML as used in mobile-friendly email marketing
  • Business and professional etiquette
  • Understanding of development and alumni relations best practices is preferred
  • Basic understanding of research

Required skills, knowledge, abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Problem solving skills, emphasizing a solutions-oriented mentality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Basic budgeting and cost-estimating
  • Customer relations skills

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recognizes the value of diversity and is dedicated to fostering a positive climate in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged in their professional, social, and intellectual pursuits. Embry-Riddle is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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