Senior Director of Annual Giving

The University of Akron
The University of Akron (UA) seeks a Senior Director of Annual Giving to drive the strategic direction, management, and growth of its annual giving program.

The Senior Director will lead efforts to support alumni relations outreach while advancing key equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts in their overall fundraising. The Senior Director will be responsible for an annual revenue goal of at least $1 million.

UA was built on a hilltop in Akron—a word meaning the highest point. For over 150 years, that is where UA has set its sights, rising from one peak to another in engineering, business, technology, health care, and the arts and sciences. UA continues to climb, forge new paths, and reach new heights. UA is a vital urban research university inspired by its people, its promise, and its place. The university is driven by collaboration, partnership, and a determination to provide opportunity and success to all learners.

“As Senior Director of Annual Giving, your work will advance UA’s mission as we enter an exciting new phase of growth; your efforts and expertise in annual fundraising shaping the trajectory of our success. You will be pivotal in cultivating relationships with alumni, parents, and friends, while attracting new supporters.

Teamwork lies at the heart of what we do; our fundraising success, and your ability to thrive in a collaborative environment will help us achieve even greater heights. Our Advancement team fosters an environment nurturing curiosity, and promoting diversity and inclusion. We communicate the importance of philanthropy in strengthening the educational opportunities, scholarship, programs, and facilities our students use. Our efforts express the wish of the university’s friends—to prepare the graduates and leaders of tomorrow.

"We are confident in your talents and excited to embark on this journey together.”
— Kim Cole, Vice President of Advancement and Executive Director, The University of Akron Foundation

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.