Director of Annual Fund

Position Summary:
The Director of Annual Fund is primarily responsible for the management of a comprehensive annual giving program, including supporting initiatives in the areas of development services and donor relations.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop a deep comprehension of the Seminary and Theological education Manage and execute all aspects of fundraising for the CTS Annual fund.
  • In partnership with the V.P. for Seminary Advancement strategizes annual campaign fundraising and designated gift efforts.
  • Secure financial support from individuals.
  • Cultivate and solicit major gift donors for annual campaign in cooperation with the V.P. for Seminary Advancement.
  • Direct and execute all annual mail solicitation campaigns
  • Create and manage a prospect pool with annual goals for personal visits and giving outcomes. Attend bi-weekly advancement team reporting and planning meetings.
  • Coordinate annual giving campaigns with specialty constituents, such as trustees, alumni board members, faculty and staff in a sophisticated and effective fashion.
  • Raise annual dollars by creatively designing and managing annual giving fund program that will increase support income, including development of strategy and techniques for multiple and diverse constituencies. This includes: planning and executing all Annual Giving communications, coordination of follow-up, notes of thanks, pledge reminders, etc.
  • Facilitate Electronic giving—expanding the landscape of givers and giving methods. Enter and maintain accurate prospective donor/active donor research in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Cultivate relationships with current students and staff, alumni and partner-congregations.
  • Working with the Advancement team, organize and execute Seminary Advancement sponsored/supported constituency events.
  • Prepare required institutional reports; and provide analyses of fund and donor performances. Secure grants for CTS.
  • To perform other related duties as needed and/or assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree; Graduate degree preferred 3+ years’ experience in philanthropic initiatives
  • Successful track record in cultivating relationships and raising funds from various constituencies Strong writing and verbal communications skills
  • The ability to give and receive constructive feedback and coaching Exceptional organization and communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple activities Ability to prioritize tasks and work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Easily adaptable to change

CTS has the right to revise these job responsibilities at any time. This document does not create a contract for employment, and either you or CTS may terminate employment at any time, for any reason, with or without notice.

Please send a cover letter and your resume to Rick Brown at