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Associate Director of Engagement & Philanthropy 

Open Date 4/18/2022  
Classification Administrative  
Department Development & Alumni Engagement  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
System Job Title Associate Director  

LOCATION: Lancaster, PA

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports directly to the Executive Director of Alumni & Family Engagement

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Support staff as appropriate

POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the executive director of alumni & family engagement, the associate director works within a collaborative environment and coordinates initiatives, programs, and events intended to engage alumni with Lancaster Theological Seminary to cultivate and inspire giving. The position also designs, manages, and executes development strategies and programs to maximize philanthropic support for institutional priorities. This position serves on a staff of committed fundraising and engagement professionals and works closely with leadership volunteers, families, and alumni. The position is based in Lancaster, PA.


Alumni Engagement

  • In conjunction with the executive director of alumni & family engagement, build a plan for alumni engagement at LTS.
  • Work closely with alumni leadership and others across LTS to design special outreach and activities that will increase alumni engagement and align support for annual and strategic initiatives.
  • Develop and manage major alumni events (LTS Alumni Day) as well as additional programs/events throughout the year to improve engagement and support of alumni.
  • Plan and execute on- and off-campus events for alumni of Lancaster Theological Seminary. Oversee event logistics, (including invitation and guest lists), relationship with venues/vendors/caterers or other service providers, and event budgets (including preparation, reconciliation, and processing invoices for payment).
  • Create and manage volunteer programs to assist staff with the initiatives and goals of the department including the LTS Alumni Council.
  • Via a strong, collaborative partnership with Student Services, develop, execute, and support student-centric engagement events on campus for all class years. This would include senior class events as well as Convocation, Orientation, and Commencement. Be visible and an active supporter of campus community celebrations and recognition activities focused on students.

Annual Giving

  • Implement immediate and long-range annual giving strategies that will meet or exceed established goals for unrestricted and restricted annual gifts and alumni participation, with an emphasis on Lancaster Theological Seminary, and build a pipeline for future support for the Seminary. Conduct regular, detailed, statistical analysis of annual giving programs and adjust strategies accordingly.
  • Conduct outreach to a portfolio of approximately 50 prospects with the specific goals of acquiring, retaining, reactivating, and upgrading their contributions in a timely manner as well as providing engagement opportunities to them.
  • Identify, analyze, and qualify donor interest to maximize giving, with an emphasis on moving annual donors to the major gift level.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Alumni & Family Engagement or his/her designee.

QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required. Must have at least three years of experience with increasing responsibility in advancement/development, external affairs, or a comparable field. Experience with volunteers and fundraising is a plus. Experience must show a proven track record of success. Ability to work in a self-directed fashion and to serve as a member of a collaborative development team. Technology-savvy with an understanding of database and management systems. Experience in an educational or higher ed environment desired. At times, must have the ability to work outside the traditional workday.

SKILLS: Requires superb written and verbal communication skills, a high level of creativity and innovative thinking, excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with staff at all levels, and the ability to represent Moravian University with tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality. Exceptional attention to detail, grammar, spelling, and consideration for the target audience using various formats (e.g. emails, letters, social media, public speaking, etc.).

Ability to productively manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. Ability to prioritize, manage time efficiently, meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively, meticulous attention to details, good listener with the ability to build rapport easily with internal and external constituents, a team-oriented person with a passion for education, excellent judgment, maturity, creativity, flexibility, a good sense of humor, and a strong commitment to the mission and goals of Moravian University.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach their cover letter and resume to the online application by clicking "Apply Now". Please attach documents as a PDF file.

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Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment:

Leah M. Naso

Executive Director for Equity & Compliance (Title IX Coordinator)

210 Colonial Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 861-1529

Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:

Rebecca May

Assistant Athletic Director (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)

109 Johnston Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 625-7791

Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Civil Rights

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Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323

(215) 656-8541

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WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions and outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian University will provide reasonable services and accommodation(s) to employees with qualified disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their employment, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive and/or result in undue hardship to the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive interview process that includes the employee's supervisor. Requests for accommodation or questions about this process should be directed to Human Resources at or 610.861.1527. View the standard physical demands for positions at Moravian University. If this position requires additional or different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify you.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

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About the Organization Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation's history. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs, Moravian University has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change since 1742. Moravian University is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian University focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.  
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