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Association of Christian Schools International

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Association of Christian Schools International
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Date Posted: 08/13/2013
Categories: Fundraising
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary

In conjunction with the Executive Director, plan, oversee, and execute the association’s annual fund development activities in order to secure and cultivate contributed support from new to mid-level to major donors. Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following tasks: prospect identification, donor acquisition, cultivation and stewardship; donor communication strategy and implementation; donor database oversight. 


Spiritually the ideal candidate shall possess characteristics that reflect:

  • Acceptance, without reservation,of the ACSI Statement of Faith
  • A vibrant Christian testimony
  • A mature, godly and positive spirit
  • Confidence in God-given talents

Personally the candidate’s life shall reflect:

  • Ability to listen and respond to counsel
  • Entrepreneurial “can do” spirit
  • Spirit of dedication, flexibility, and humility
  • Commitment to ACSI’s mission and vision


 Essential Qualifications

  • Donor database management experience: reporting querying, report analysis
  • Excellent (professionally specific) verbal and written communication skills (writing samples required)
  • Ability to move multiple tasks forward concurrently
  • Expertise in producing marketing copy for direct mail and in directing the design process
  • Comfort with digital media and social networking venues
  • Attention to detail and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work autonomously to achieve department goals
  • Command of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Baccalaureate degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum of five years of successful development experience in areas of assigned responsibilities preferred


Essential Duties

  • Plan and implement all annual giving activities (acquisition to mid-level to major giving) to achieve department’s fund-raising goals
  • Prepare and maintain annual calendar for all donor acquisition, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities for assigned donor segment
  • Develop and manage an annual donor communication calendar; personally cultivating the top tier annual donors
  • Produce (create, develop, write, and update) Case for Support for annual giving fund
  • Oversee donor database strategy to insure integrity of receipting, reporting, and communication
  • Create budget and monitor income and expense for each development activity to insure progress toward identified goals
  • Develop, produce, and maintain donor communication tools: newsletters, direct mail appeals, giving statements, e-communications
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, produce donor acquisition tools:direct mail, phone, and email campaigns
  • Promote and facilitate recurring gifts, primarily through online giving
  • Use social networking channels to encourage donor feedback, networking, and engagement
  • In conjunction with Executive Director, plan and execute plan to transition donors from annual giving to major giving
  • In conjunction with Executive Director, strategically transition donors—when appropriate—to ACSI Education Foundation mission and vision.
  • Complete all duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director


  1. Accountable to the Executive Director
  2. Accountable to the agreed upon job description and      ACSI’s policies
  3. Accountable to agreed upon goals and timelines

 Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Employee is regularly required to walk, sit, use hands and fingers, and talk or hear. 
  • The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to read at close range.
  • The noise level in the work  environment is usually minimal.
  • Lifting requirements up to 25 pounds.

Salary & Benefits

Salary and benefits are established within ACSI guidelines and are commensurate with prior experience.



Application Instructions

Download an application from the ACSI website at and forward all completed application materials, along with a current resume’, to the following:


Human Resources, ACSI

731 Chapel Hills Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

FAX: (719) 867-0154