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


Assistant Director of Annual Giving

University Advancement

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Annual Giving. The Assistant Director of Annual Giving works collaboratively with the Director of Annual Giving and Associate Vice President of Advancement Operations in creating, managing and implementing a successful annual giving program. The Assistant Director creates and maintains programs focused on strengthening the annual donor pipeline through acquisition, retention, upgrading and stewardship. The position coordinates and manages projects within the annual giving program, including content creation and distribution of annual giving solicitations and stewardship.

For consideration, Bachelor's degree required and a minimum of two years annual giving or the equivalent experience in related area. Telephone, digital or in-person fundraising experience, either paid or volunteer. Experience in copywriting. Enthusiasm for direct, regular, on-going interaction with donors, prospective donors and volunteers. Excellent communication skills, written, oral and digital.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Researches, develops and writes content for annual giving programs, mailings and projects.
  • Creates copy for annual giving campaigns for social media, direct mail, emails, texts and web.
  • Designs graphics for annual giving campaigns, including graphics for social media, emails, and web.
  • Manages annual giving efforts for students and parents/families.
  • Coordinates the annual giving efforts for athletics.
  • Manages the execution of a stewardship program for all annual giving donors.
  • Manages the peer fundraising program for annual giving.
  • Manages annual giving calendar and deadlines and collaborates across organization for successful outcomes.
  • Monitors and triages email responses / questions from division email boxes.
  • Drafts and proofs correspondence, other annual-giving projects as necessary.
  • Oversees other projects and duties as assigned.

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental - Sunlife Dental

Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

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

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

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 800 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 #: J2020370

Available: Immediately

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