Associate Director of Annual Giving Programs, United States Naval Academy Foundation

Job Type

Full Time




United States


The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the United States Naval Academy Foundation in the search for an Associate Director of Annual Giving Programs.

The Associate Director will be responsible for the organization, implementation, and successful execution of the Foundation's Annual Giving programs. The primary goal of these programs is to maximize unrestricted gifts in support of the Naval Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation from alumni, parents, and friends, and to sustain consistent long-term growth of that support. Providing strategic and creative vision for acquiring, retaining, and renewing gifts, the Associate Director must have the ability to develop, test, and employ new strategies for acquiring new and retaining lapsed donors. The Associate Director will use wealth screening and target analytics to better inform initiatives that will further advance and engage new donors. Initiatives targeting young alumni (graduates of the last fifteen years), to include mobile-friendly online giving and social media, represent an area of needed emphasis, adding multiple channels of giving opportunities to existing, more traditional fundraising strategies such as direct mail, phone, and email.

The Associate Director of Annual Giving Programs joins the Naval Academy Foundation at a particularly exciting time. The Foundation is poised for the public launch of its $400 million comprehensive campaign, the largest in its history, one designed to have a transformative impact on one of the nation’s premier leadership development institutions and on the young men and women who will become the next generation of Navy and Marine Corps officers.

The Associate Director of Annual Giving Programs will become part of a collaborative team of advancement professionals who share a deep commitment to the future of the Academy and the naval service, and are dedicated to an innovative approach to annual giving programs that is fully integrated with leadership annual giving and major gift programs.

The United States Naval Academy Foundation supports, promotes, and advances the mission of the United States Naval Academy by working in conjunction with Academy leadership to identify strategic institutional priorities, and by raising, managing, and disbursing private gift funds that provide a margin of excellence in support of the nation's premier leadership institution.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is five years of fundraising experience with at least three years of experience in annual giving. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree