Job Details

Central Piedmont is currently accepting applications for the position of
Annual Giving Director - (Institutional Advancement)
Job ID: req4955
Position Closing Date: Open until filled


Annual Giving Director position available in the Institutional Advancement Department located on Central Campus - Sommers Building.


Anticipated hiring date:  September 7, or September 12, 2022

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday  8am - 5pm

Hours per week:  40 hours


General Function

The incumbent in this job is expected to assist the College in achieving its vision and mission. Customer focus, college service, and a willingness to assist as needed are expectations for all employees.

Plans and implements the annual giving program which includes leading year-round solicitations and campaigns to diverse constituents to identify, qualify, and solicit donors. Develops strategies and campaigns (alumni, employee, retiree, volunteer leadership, community friends) to secure contributions and manages stewardship of annual donors in recognizing their support.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

1.  Articulates the case for support with effectiveness; communicates the priorities, goals, and mission of the College.

2.  Develops and executes an annual giving solicitation plan for the fiscal year that includes fundraising strategies aimed at donors and prospects (alumni, employee, retiree, volunteer leadership, community friends) with the capacity to make gifts of up to $25,000.

3.  Cultivates, solicits, and stewards donors and prospects through targeted appeals and campaigns, individual meetings, and written appeals.

4.  Manages a portfolio of annual giving prospects and helps qualify prospective major donors.

5.  Plans and oversees annual giving and alumni engagement activities and stewardship events.

6.  Devises appropriate next steps for leadership annual giving prospects which may include personally soliciting a gift, recommending further engagement through other programs, or recommending a major gift officer to cultivate the relationship.

7.  Manages and serves as the contact for information about the alumni, Board, employee/retiree campaign, and digital campaigns such as Giving Tuesday and Founder’s Day. Manages President’s Society and plans its stewardship activities and events.

8.  Works with donors and Central Piedmont programs in designating gifts such as memorial/honorary gifts, student scholarships, and special project or program initiatives.

9.  Develops a schedule and marketing plan for donor acquisitions and renewals. Works with the Foundation Team to coordinate the schedule and strategies for annual giving appeals and direct mail. This includes actively supporting creative concepts, writing and editing appeal content, and overseeing mailing procedures.

10. Participates in developing supporting communication strategies for internal and external audiences. Edits content for Foundation website and social media around annual giving activity.

11. Recruits and trains volunteers as needed to cultivate, solicit, and steward annual giving contributions.

12. Works with the Foundation team to identify and segment data for appeals and special projects, as well as produce database reports and queries to track campaigns and appeals status. Analyzes data and makes appropriate adjustments to activities and programs to ensure strong results. Monitors and reports on trends in annual giving donor activity, focusing on donor retention and building annual giving and alumni donor base. Generates reports needed for presidential and board updates.

13. Serves as an active and collaborative team member in College Advancement, which includes participating in appropriate College and Foundation events and responding to inquiries/requests for fundraising support from College programs.

14. Contributes to the overall strategic plan for the Office of Institutional Advancement as it relates to Annual Giving.

15. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics

Volunteer management techniques;
Knowledge of Association of Fundraising Professionals code of ethical conduct, National Committee on Planned Giving ethical practices and the Donor Bill of Rights;
Policy and procedure development and administration.

Skill in:
Organization and attention to detail;

Building collaborative working relationships and lasting donor relationships;

Utilizing data and assessment outcomes for communication and making continuous improvements for programs and services;

Computer proficiency in using standard software programs and fundraising databases (Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge), including utilizing database reports.

Ability to:
Handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion;

Support volunteer committees;

Manage and execute successful donor cultivation and fundraising events within the context of annual giving campaigns;

Communicate effectively in oral and written format;

Work independently and as part of the Foundation team to set priorities;

 Manage multiple projects simultaneously with competing deadlines;

Work with internal and external partners, volunteers, donors, faculty, staff, and students from diverse communities with respect and attention to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two-three years of professional fundraising experience in a higher education institution or non-profit setting.


Preferred Qualifications

None listed


Working Conditions:

Typical Office Environment



  1. A completed Central Piedmont application must be completed on-line. During the on-line application process, applicants will be prompted to upload or build a cover letter and resume.
  2. College transcripts (if required for the position) must be attached on-line in the "additional documents" section of the application process.
  3. Applicants that do not have an electronic copy of their transcripts, or find the electronic copy is rejected on-line due to the file size, may fax their transcripts to (704) 330-6066 for attachment to the on-line application.
  4. All applications must be received in the Human Resources office by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date posted to be guaranteed for consideration. Applications of qualified candidates received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the hiring manager.



Salary for this position is Negotiable. Pay grade for this position is L. Initial placement for new employees is customarily at entry level through 25% percentile. Contract type is Administrative. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include off-shift hours, evening and weekend assignments may be required of any position. All positions are subject to budget approval. Central Piedmont offers an excellent benefits package to full-time employees including Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Education Benefits, Disability and more.


ABOUT Central Piedmont

Central Piedmont Community College is Mecklenburg County’s resource for academic excellence and cultural enrichment. Central Piedmont is in close proximity to the Queen City’s robust public transportation system, professional sports arenas, and a number of premiere restaurant and shopping outlets that attract visitors from Mecklenburg County and beyond. Today, close to 40,000 students call Central Piedmont home. With eight locations, it is one of the largest community colleges in the Carolinas and serves people of all ages who seek a real-world, affordable, hands-on education that will transform their lives and strengthen the economic, social, and cultural environment of Mecklenburg County.



Notice of Nondiscrimination
As a recipient of federal funds, Central Piedmont is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities. Central Piedmont Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities, including in the context of admission or employment.