Associate Director of Annual Fund and Advancement Services

Position Description

Department: Advancement
Annual Compensation: $35,000 + benefits
Reports to: Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Work Schedule: 40 hours/week
Office Location: Campus Agnostic
Travel: 25% between campuses


The Associate Director of Annual Fund and Advancement Services will develop and manage all Annual Fund initiatives and, working collaboratively with staff in the Communications Office, will coordinate the development of all Advancement communications. The responsibilities also include supervising of gift and pledge processing, database maintenance and administrative office duties as well as maintaining a small portfolio of donors.

Major Responsibilities

  • Oversee the support services including research, systems, constituent information management, gift and pledge processing, receipting, standard acknowledgements that support program goals and objectives for Advancement.
  • Manage and oversee the Raiser’s Edge database with attention to data integrity, accuracy and access to information.
  • Establish and develop training programs and support for users of Raiser’s Edge.
  • Coordinate with appropriate Office of Advancement staff and Office of Communications staff in the design and implementation of an effective Annual Fund program, including the development and coordination of direct mail, phonathon, and social media initiatives.
  • Working in collaboration with the Vice President for Advancement and communications office, provide oversight and management of all Advancement print and electronic communications.
  • Assist in writing, editing, updating, providing oversight and evaluating for consistent marketing messages in all print publications, web sites, and electronic communications.
  • Coordinate the production of photos, class notes and editing of articles for the alumni magazine and publications.
  • Coordinate production of Advancement publications with the Office of Communications, outside vendors and consultants.  Maintain calendar of print needs and manage production schedule.
  • Manage two support staff employees, one on each campus. These employees will be focused on gift processing and data entry.
  • Serve as support staff for ULSEF Board and the RDFM Committee of the Board of Directors.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Four years of experience in communications and marketing, annual fund experience preferred. A relevant combination of education and work experience will be considered.
  • Competency with software (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Publisher) and Adobe Creative Cloud products (Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, and InDesign) is essential and experience with, or willingness to learn, database management software (Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge) is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work well with a diverse community of ELCA clergy, community leaders and friends of the seminary, alumni, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Commitment to the mission of United Lutheran Seminary and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

It is the policy of the United Lutheran Seminary, in accordance with its By-Laws, Human Resource Practices and applicable federal/state laws and regulations, not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, parental status, disability, family medical history or genetic information, or any other non-merit based factor. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs.

Interested candidates should send resumes to with Director of Human Resources in the title line.