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Assistant Director of Annual and Affinity Giving 

Open Date 9/6/2023  
Classification Administrative  
Department Development  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
System Job Title Assistant Director  

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direction of the Director of Annual and Leadership Giving.




POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant Director of Annual and Affinity Giving is responsible for increasing annual philanthropic support for the annual funds of Moravian University and Moravian and Lancaster Theological Seminaries. This position will support major annual giving initiatives (direct mail appeals, email appeals, specialized giving campaigns) and will focus on affinity giving, consistent giving, recurring giving, and milestone reunion giving while building relationships across campus and with alumni.



  • Assist with the development and implementation of data-driven annual giving strategies that will meet or exceed established goals for unrestricted and restricted annual gifts and alumni participation.
  • Develop and implement strategies for retention and growth of affinity group donors, the Main Street Society (consistent giving), and recurring giving donors. This will include the development and oversight of high-performing, high-engagement peer solicitor networks in each area.
  • Identify, recruit, train, and manage volunteers for milestone reunion years (e.g., 10th, 25th, and 50th reunion classes) for the purpose of enhancing affinity, increasing engagement, and reaching participation and dollar goals.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 50 assigned annual giving prospects while identifying those who have the potential to move into the annual leadership or major gift pipeline.
  • Perform additional job-related duties as assigned by the Director of Annual and Leadership Giving.



Bachelor's degree required. Must have the ability to recruit, motivate and train volunteers as well as work independently with minimal supervision. The position demands strong interpersonal and organizational skills, excellent verbal and written skills, and a desire and ability to work with and through others to achieve agreed upon goals. Requires a team player who can multitask and work under firm deadlines. Computer literacy including internet competency as well as experience with Microsoft Office and Google applications, particularly database applications, word processing and spreadsheets, is essential. Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends.



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.


At Moravian University, we are committed to our mission to prepare individuals for reflective lives and leadership in a world of change. To achieve these ideals, we are dedicated to fostering an educational and professional environment that is enriched by individuals of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.


Job candidates and prospective members of our community are expected to engage, communicate, and collaborate across diverse cultural, social, and academic backgrounds. Additionally, faculty and staff should demonstrate the ability to adapt andragogical or professional methods to the lived experiences and cultural backgrounds of students and colleagues.


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Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, citizenship status, veteran/military status, disability status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including admission/employment.


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

Dr. Darren Snyder

Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator

1309 Main St. (Room 204)

(610) 625-7023

Mailing address:

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018


Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:

Rebecca May

Associate 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

100 Penn Square East, Suite 515

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323

(215) 656-8541


Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at


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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 accommodation(s) to employees with qualified disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their position, except when doing so would cause an undue hardship for the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive 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.  
EOE Statement Moravian University is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented populations to apply. EOE  

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