Assistant Director of Annual Giving


Develop and coordinate annual giving campaigns as they relate to assigned colleges, programs, and departments at The University of Toledo with the goal of increasing philanthropy through the acquisition, renewal, and reactivation of donors.  Assist with the coordination and operation of special campaigns such as Day of Giving. Duties include the coordination of direct mail, email web and crowdfunding solicitations, as they pertain to the above programs.


The following duties reflect management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

  • Work in collaboration with assigned campus partners to develop, plan and execute strategic cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies to encourage alumni, friends, students and parents to give.
  • Independently develop and execute annual strategic plan to encourage young alumni (graduates of the last ten years) to give.
  • Collaborate with Advancement staff and campus partners to cultivate and steward donors with a focus on moving donors to higher giving levels to ensure continued annual support.
  • Coordinate volunteer recruitment, goal planning, and other tasks as needed for special campaigns including Day of Giving.
  • Respond to needs/concerns of donors re: fundraising efforts, solicitations, etc.
  • Create customized giving reports for development staff, deans, donors and faculty as needed.


Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 3 years’ development or comparable experience. Must have experience in development, execution of strategic plans, budget management and statistical analysis. Must be able to learn industry specific donor software and work evenings and weekends, as required.


  • Passion for the institution’s mission, traditions and long-term success. Consistently demonstrate the mission, vision and values of UTF and the University.
    • Our RITE Values – Respect, Integrity, Transparency & Teamwork, and Excellence
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills. Must be able to develop interpersonal relationships with multiple constituents.
  • Integrity, impeccable ethics, initiative, enthusiasm, and the ability to establish trust and credibility.
  • Demonstrate ability to plan, organize and remain accountable for actions.
  • Demonstrate ability to function in a confidential manner.
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate with other staff.


The University of Toledo Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 organization, exists for the sole purpose of supporting The University of Toledo. The Foundation is the official gift-receiving and fund-management organization for the University. Our purpose is to support the University’s broad educational mission by receiving, managing, and distributing generous gifts to benefit students and enhance faculty and program efforts. The Foundation includes the Development, Alumni Relations and Special Event functions. Through its subsidiary, the UT Real Estate Corp., the Foundation also manages off campus real estate matters for the University. The Foundation embraces the mission of The University of Toledo by aspiring to be a forward-thinking, philanthropic organization, providing impactful financial support and engagement opportunities for transformation throughout the University community.


Interested candidates should apply online at:

Priority will be given to applications received by February 17th.