The University of Denver seeks nominations and applications for the position of Associate Director, Digital Philanthropy and Giving Campaigns. This is a unique opportunity for a talented professional and leader to join a dynamic, growing and purposeful enterprise united around a compelling mission charted by Chancellor Rebecca Chopp and Vice Chancellor for Advancement Armin Afsahi.
The Associate Director, Digital Philanthropy and Giving Campaigns will lead an exciting contemporary strategy and slate of campaigns to inspire support of the University of Denver mission and vision. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Lead Marketing and Community Activation within the Creative Engagement team, a unit within the Global Networks function of University of Denver Advancement. As an integral member of the Creative Engagement team, they will supervise and work closely with a full-time staff member and will lead the growth of DU’s digital philanthropy strategy, an increasingly fundamental element of our giving campaigns. DU’s crowdfunding and mobile giving programs, as well as social media strategy, are key tools in the growing digital philanthropy and campaign toolboxes.
Supported by a full-time staff member, the Associate Director oversees the continued development of internal and external-facing giving campaigns of varying sizes and scopes, while working to infuse digital philanthropy in a range of giving opportunities such as annual appeals. Digital philanthropy campaigns and initiatives include but are not limited to myriad 30-45-day-long crowdfunding projects (which operate within the DUGood program), days of giving (e.g., Giving Tuesday and One Day for DU), text-to-give campaigns, and other heavily digital and contemporary endeavors to inspire and activate the DU community. The goal of these efforts is to connect key audiences to exciting, impactful DU causes, creating meaningful opportunities for sustainable engagement while fostering pride in the work being done at DU to positively shape our community.
The Associate Director must bring strengths in developing metrics, strategies and tactics for growing support of DU’s mission and vision and be savvy in the use of digital and mobile platforms and technologies to create meaningful, sustainable engagement. Just as important, the Associate Director must be passionate about digital philanthropy and cause-based strategies.