Associate Director of Philanthropy and Engagement

  • D'Youville College
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Nov 03, 2021
Full time Development/Advancement/Fundraising

Job Description

General Statement of Duties

D’Youville seeks an enthusiastic, strategic and professional Associate Director of Philanthropy and Engagement. The Associate Director will work in partnership with the Advancement team, utilizing the Advancement strategic plan to develop resources, appropriate policies and procedures, and to support the creation of effective and visionary initiatives in support of our alumni fundraising goals. The successful candidate must have the ability to drive and coordinate the cultivation, solicitation ad stewardship of our alumni network and ensure a consistent message.


The Associate Director works closely with the Director of Philanthropy and Engagement to pair engagement and fundraising opportunities with new and existing institutional initiatives and strategic objectives.

The selected candidate will cultivate and solicit primarily gifts ($5,000+) from alumni and friends of D’Youville to support priority programs and initiatives. The candidate will also identify and prioritize a portfolio of prospects and develop appropriate strategies to secure gifts; and collaborate with alumni and annual giving teams to develop programs that engage and motivate gift donors. Solicit gifts through face-to-face visits and direct/individual Zoom, phone, and email solicitations.


Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience:

2-3 years' relevant experience. Must include experience in fundraising, and cultivation and stewardship of donors.

Preferred Experience:

Fundraising experience at a college or university.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Excellent writing, public speaking, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to conduct professional presentations via phone and in person. Ability to take initiative and collaborate with others.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Working knowledge of MS Office (Word and Excel).

About the Institution:

D’Youville is a highly regarded private college and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D’Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D’Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education.

Today, D’Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate community service with coursework. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit


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