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Annual Giving Manager

Position Information

POSTING DATE:  April 25, 2023

Essential Job Functions

The UW-Green Bay Advancement team invites you to join them in their continuing success in transforming the University through philanthropic investments contributed by passionate donors. The University’s access mission is critical to raising the college attainment rate thus boosting the regional economy. Join the team as the Annual Giving Manager with primary responsibility for furthering donor engagement through one-on-one visits, direct mail, and digital appeal campaigns. This leadership position offers you the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on students who seek higher education to be the best they can be. The Advancement team had its most successful year ever in 2022, securing over $13 million in gift commitments. 

The Annual Giving Manager: identifies and cultivates relationships with donor prospects making annual and scholarship gifts; develops and implements direct mail appeals and digital campaigns; coordinates important special events that engage alumni and friends at University theater performances, sporting events, and academic lectures; and assists others in meeting deadlines for gift proposal and grant submissions.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a candidate to distinguish themselves by growing professionally, refining key skillsets, and building a network of power relationships. Professional development opportunities are accessible through the Education Advisory Board (EAB). Any of the four campus locations, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette, or Sheboygan, can serve as your day-to-day office.

What You'll Do

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Assists with the development of strategic planning initiatives and objectives, program budgets, and monitors activity to ensure adherence to established guidelines for annual giving for 40,000+ alumni and friends of the University. Meet or exceed annual performance goals and expectations, including: Number of personal visits; number of gifts solicited and received; dollar amounts solicited and received; number of new prospects visited and qualified. Maintains the calendar of annual deadlines for a variety of donor constituencies.
  • Attends to scholarship interface with donors and in coordination with the donor relations manager and Foundation accountant to seamlessly operate a strong scholarship program. A special focus is on scholarship donor contact.
  • Schedules logistics and secures resources for event and program activities, facilities, participants, and vendors adhering to established timelines and expectations for Advancement events.
  • In coordination with the communications manager, executes a strategic direct mail program.
  • In coordination with the VC for Advancement, develops and protects the brand for the Fund for Excellence. Coordinates related annual fund activity for general funds designated for the additional locations.



  • Bachelor's degree at time of application 
  • 3 years experience in development, donor relations, special event, or equivalent sales experience
  • Working knowledge of desktop hardware and standard business software programs (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, database) and the Internet
  • Excellent presentation skills; demonstrated track record of proactive 1-1 sales experience
  • Knowledge of charitable giving options


  • Master's degree
  • Raiser's Edge database experience 

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Travel required to all four campuses. The selected candidate can work out of any of the four campuses, so home campus will be determined at time of hire.

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment.  This position may have the option to work on-campus or a hybrid schedule subject to approved telecommuting request.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary of $55,000. 

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Benefit Details

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.


STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Annual Giving Manager"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

David Wineburner
Phone:  (715) 735-4312

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, May 15, 2023.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.