St Edwards University
  • ADVN - Advancement
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Assistant Director of Donor Acquisition & Retention

St. Edward's University is seeking an ambitious and out-of-the-box thinker for our Assistant Director of Donor Acquisition & Retention position. The incumbent creates and maintains programs focused on strengthening the donor pipeline through acquisition, retention, upgrading, and stewardship. The position is responsible for detailed processes and data-driven strategy. The Assistant Director works closely with the Associate Director of Donor Acquisition and Retention (ADDAR) as a member of the Donor Acquisition and Retention Team to execute the annual giving solicitation plan while developing fresh new ways of educating, cultivating, and soliciting the various constituency groups.

For consideration, a Bachelor's degree required, and a minimum of two years of annual giving or equivalent experience in a related area is required. Telephone or in-person fundraising experience, either paid or volunteer, required. Volunteer management experience required. Enthusiasm for direct, regular, on-going interaction with donors, prospective donors, and volunteers required. Excellent communication skills, written, oral and digital. Confidentiality, integrity, discretion, attention to detail is imperative. Ability to plan, implement and manage multiple projects. Solid computer skills with experience using an ERP or CRM database, Microsoft Office applications, the Internet, and social media. Proven skills in data extraction and manipulation for planning and evaluation. Must have an unencumbered driver's license and the ability to pass a criminal background check.

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The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage Blue Cross Blue Shield (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental Guardian Dental

Vision Guardian/Davis Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University?


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 1000 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



We are not offering sponsorship at this time.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #: J19083


Available: Immediately

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