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Annual Giving Associate

Attention Passionate Wildcat Fans! Have you wondered what a career in fundraising might be like? The Annual Giving Associate for Athletics position is a great place to start for the college sports fan. The AGA Athletics will join UNH's Annual Giving Team, helping to integrate annual giving programming into key fundraising efforts focused on identifying individuals who are interested in financially contributing to UNH Athletics and other programming to advance the university’s mission and strategic plans. The incumbent will partner with fundraising colleagues, coaches, and staff to expand the athletics annual fund by running a comprehensive Annual Giving program that reaches all constituencies, including alumni, parents/families, students, faculty, staff, and friends. While managing a donor portfolio, the AGA will continually strive to improve and extend relationships with all constituencies in ways that have a quantifiable impact on philanthropic revenue. In addition, s/he will participate in an expansion of the existing vehicles and practices through which UNH can capitalize on the energy of a passionate and spirited alumni body.


Hiring Manager: Danny Buzzell

Associate Director of Development

Are you passionate about athletics? Even better, do you see yourself among a throng of Wildcat fans? Yes, well this job might be for you! The Associate Director of Development (ADoD) for Athletics helps drive major gift efforts for UNH Athletics, strengthening a high caliber fundraising program that reflects the University’s culture, mission, goals, and evolving strategic plans. In these efforts, the ADoD will work collaboratively and transparently with coaches, advancement colleagues, board members, senior leadership, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. They strengthen the Athletics major gift team’s systems and structures for planning and decision making around development and participate in an ongoing institution-wide conversation about the vision, strategy, and goals for athletics fundraising. The incumbent embraces diversity and possesses the fundraising acumen to leverage the UNH Development team’s existing capacity while strengthening performance to drive goal-oriented outcomes. The ADoD will drive a heightened level of engagement for prospects, donors, parents, alumni, student athletes and other stakeholders within the UNH community, preparing for the next phase of the University’s fundraising and alumni engagement expansion. The incumbent strives for high achievement of audacious goals that align with the UNH ethos of innovation and renewal.


Hiring Manager: Kevin Connelly

I enjoy the opportunity to work with UNH families as they navigate the the college years for their children. Gifts from families are a testimony of confidence in the work we do supporting their kids, and I am always touched by the passion parents and alumni alike feel for UNH. I am fortunate to serve on a team of individuals so dedicated to their profession and willing to strive to achieve the greatest benefit possible for UNH students.

- Nadja Corcoran
Associate Director of Family Philanthropy
Years at UNH: 3

After having worked in the Student Philanthropy Center during my undergraduate years at UNH, the transition into a FT Major Gift Officer has been extremely smooth and rewarding. The incredible training, passionate alumni, and supportive teammates truly make UNH the best place to work!

- Tia Delampan '20
Associate Director of Development
Years at UNH: 2

I enjoy the work that I do because of the impact we create as fundraisers and donors on our UNH student-athletes. I work with an incredible group of volunteer former student-athletes that have helped raise our participation rate among former athletes to 30%. Our alumni are so loyal, and it's rewarding to be able to tap their generosity to create opportunities for our student-athletes.

- Danny Buzzell '12
Director of Annual Giving

Years at UNH: 6

After several years at UNH, I made a mid-career transition into front-line fundraising as an institutional giving officer. I’m enjoying working with my development colleagues in new ways and collaborating with faculty members and others across campus to seek private foundation support for UNH’s distinctive research and programs. And of course, one of the great rewards of working at UNH is the opportunity to be enrolled in a degree program while receiving the tuition benefit.

- Laura Chisholm,
Director of Institutional Giving
Years at UNH: 8

UNH has given me a renewed passion and energy for my professional role. With more than 4,000 people employed in a vast range of jobs, UNH feels more like a community than just a workplace. We offer a generous benefits package, opportunities for personal and professional development, an employee-friendly environment, and the satisfaction of being involved in a progressive and diverse organization.

- Kristin Porter '06
Development Associate
Years at UNH: 6

Over recent years we’ve completely shifted our thinking on annual giving, and we’ve become more sophisticated in the “why, how, when” of communicating. We’ve placed annual giving officers on the front lines, engaged the entire campus in fundraising, and made significant impacts on every part of the university. It has been the highlight of my career to lead such a talented group of professionals, and there is STILL much more to do as we take our program to higher levels in this campaign.

- Jackie Overton
Managing Director of Annual Giving
Years at UNH: 8

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