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Director of Annual Giving

Full time
Posted 1 month ago

McPherson College seeks dynamic and innovative candidates for the position of Director of Annual Giving. Work for a college that has the distinction of being nationally recognized eight consecutive years as a “Great College To Work For!”

The Director of Annual Giving opportunity is a full-time, 12-month exempt position and is eligible for the college’s full benefit program, including a tuition reduction benefit after two years of employment, as well as a generous retirement benefit after one year of employment. The position will report to the VP of Advancement.

McPherson College recently announced $1.5 billion in future gift commitments to its endowment. This would be the largest endowment for any small, liberal arts college in the U.S. Further, a comprehensive fundraising campaign—Building Community— which completed in June 2023 with $64 million in gifts, was the largest in the college’s history. A significant portion of the total was received through annual fund gifts.

These transformational donations and commitments have set McPherson College on a trajectory to accomplish what many would consider impossible.

This is an amazing time to join the Advancement team a McPherson College. Whether looking for your first director-level fundraising role or considering a change in workplace culture, this position offers front-line fundraising opportunities, freedom to try new strategies and a college leadership team that is committed to long-term fundraising development.

A successful candidate will be able to implement and execute a donor-centric annual giving program that leads to meaningful, long-term relationships with constituents, allowing them to reach their greatest philanthropic potential. Additionally, this individual will be able to prioritize personal interaction, evaluation of data, implementation of industry best practices, and multi-channel fundraising, so all McPherson College constituents have an opportunity to be involved as donors.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Three years of experience in Higher Ed or non-profit fundraising is preferred; persons with sales/marketing/customer service experience encouraged to apply
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and customer/constituent relationship management software is highly desirable
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a pre-employment background screen which includes a MVR

Please complete the online application below to include a cover letter, resume and the name and contact information of three professional references.

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