Annual Gift Director - Higher Ed. plans and implements the university/college's campaign for monetary aid in annual gifts from alumni and other community members. Assigns specific campaign programs to Annual Gift Coordinators. Being an Annual Gift Director - Higher Ed. is responsible for attracting and retaining prospective donors, monitoring mailings, and analyzing past donations. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Annual Gift Director - Higher Ed. typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Annual Gift Director - Higher Ed. manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be an Annual Gift Director - Higher Ed. typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.