The Rutgers University Foundation (RUF) seeks an Associate Director of Student Philanthropy to cultivate a culture of philanthropy among the student body. S/he will be tasked with creating a university-wide student philanthropy education plan in close alignment with the strategic plans of RUF. The Associate Director will be joining our team at a time of strategic growth to increase student philanthropy and will be tasked with fostering the education around the value of philanthropic impact. As the student philanthropy consultant for New Brunswick, Newark, Camden and RBHS the Associate Director will report to the Director of Next Generation Philanthropy.
The Associate Director will be responsible for showing an increase in student engagement and student giving by collaborating with a variety of Foundation and University populations. The Associate Director will be expected to partner with Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) staff and its student group, The Scarlet Council, as well as University Student Affairs to ensure student education. The Associate Director will also be responsible for mentoring and leading the student philanthropy group, TAG (Teaching Annual Giving) Team. In addition to hosting annual TAG Day events, Rutgers Giving Day, and other student philanthropy educational initiatives, the Associate Director will also oversee Scarlet Seniors, a leading Senior Giving Campaign in the Big Ten conference. The Scarlet Seniors program uniquely asks students to make sustaining gifts to help build donor retention.
The ideal candidate will come from a background of higher education or nonprofit work. S/he will have demonstrated experience creating programs to educate student populations about philanthropy. The Associate Director will have strong organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to communicate and articulate ideas. The Associate Director will be expected to take initiative and juggle multiple projects at once in collaboration with a variety of Foundation and University partners. S/he will be expected to have experience working with, mentoring and leading student populations. A Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is welcome.
Rutgers University Foundation
Created in 1973, the Rutgers University Foundation advances Rutgers' pursuit of excellence in education, research, and public service. The RUF provides the bridge between donors and the schools and programs, faculty, and students that make up Rutgers University. The Foundation helps to match caring people with satisfying and meaningful opportunities to make gifts that have an impact on Rutgers.
RUF has 224 full time employees (63 frontline fundraisers) and is in an enviable moment of growth and expansion. The Foundation’s primary functions are development and alumni relations, which collaborate with Foundation and Alumni Communications all associated support services. RUF employees enjoy a collaborative relationship with the University, sharing many resources and benefits, yet still maintaining its status as an independent 501(c) 3 non-profit. The Foundation’s main offices are located in New Brunswick, where this AVP will be located along with his/her associated staff and departments. The RUF also has advancement offices in Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-Camden, and a fast-growing advancement team dedicated to Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
More info on the Foundation can be found on: www.support.rutgers.edu
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT PHILANTHROPY
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