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Coordinator of Annual Giving

The Coordinator of Annual Giving at Lutheran South High School will report to the Director of Advancement and is responsible for planning and implementing all elements of the annual giving program. This is a full-time position with regular school business hours. Primary responsibilities and relationships with other people in the institution are outlined below.


Develop overall short and long-range plans for annual giving, set goals and objectives in line with the multi-year advancement plans, and manage the budget for all annual giving activities.

Create all the component parts relating to annual giving and supervise the implementation and distribution of such plans and materials.

Maintain a portfolio of no less than 100 leadership annual gift prospects.

Organize and manage all aspects and segments of annual giving including: phonathons, direct mail, online giving, giving days, digital solicitation, and personal visits.

Lead the development of a communications plan that creates awareness of the annual giving program with the institution’s various constituencies.

Recruit, oversee and motivate all volunteers and their activities as they relate to annual giving, and maintain timely communication with those volunteers.

Manage annual stewardship correspondence with constituents and oversee acknowledgment of gifts.

Manage a reporting system to provide analysis of the effectiveness of the program on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Organize volunteers and volunteer groups to assist with the annual giving solicitations.

Develop relationships with individual alumni for identification and cultivation purposes.


Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred

Experience in working with donors within an educational context preferred

Graduate of Lutheran South preferred

Proficiency with Microsoft Suite and Google Workspace

Proven success in an outcomes-oriented environment

Effective in working with many details in a multitask, multi-site environment

Ability to demonstrate the understanding of cultural differences and cultural adjustment necessary to work effectively with diverse populations

Excellent communication, organizational, and motivational skills
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule including weeknights and weekends

Fully accepts our belief statement and actively exhibits these Christian values and behavior in all they say and do, agreeing to limit
their personal expression to remain in alignment with the school's stated religious beliefs and those of our sponsoring church, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

Must be a member of and in regular attendance at a Christian congregation; a Lutheran church is strongly preferred

Email cover letter and resume to Jessica Kunderman, Director of Business Operations:
or 314-833-1081.