Established in 1927, The Penn Fund, Penn’s undergraduate annual giving fund, serves as the primary philanthropic vehicle for Penn’s 100,000+ strong community of undergraduate alumni and students. Gifts to The Penn Fund benefit the University’s highest undergraduate priorities through unrestricted support and individual endowed scholarships.
The Penn Fund organization includes a team of Class Giving Directors who work in partnership with volunteers and development colleagues to achieve class fundraising goals. Reporting to the Director of Class Giving and Reunion Programs, the position of Assistant Class Giving Director (ACGD) must be able to ask for leadership level gifts on personal visits and email and support their respective alumni volunteers at a very high level, as these individuals are often critical to the success of our fundraising goals. Likewise, it is expected that the Assistant CGD is a true collegial partner within the complex framework of the Development and Alumni Relations staffing structure at the University of Pennsylvania. The Assistant CGD will complete 45-60 visits per year.
Duties and responsibilities: The Assistant Class Giving Director is a highly performing position that inspires alumni to support their alma mater through philanthropy and volunteerism. Under the general direction of the Director of Class Giving & Reunion Programs responsibilities for the class giving director position fall primarily into the three categories: * Front-line fundraising through personal visits, phone and email * Volunteer management * Internal project management
The position is responsible for the solicitation of top Penn Fund prospects in non-reunion years to support the class’s Penn Fund giving dollars and donors. Additionally, support highly motivated alumni volunteers to solicit classmates at the leadership level and inspire loyal giving. Partner with prospect managers to solicit assigned alumni for Penn Fund and scholarship gifts. Work with volunteers to inspire a culture of philanthropy. Lastly, the position will also require management of data and analysis using the database, excel and Qlikview to identify top prospects and volunteers with a keen attention to detail.
Front-line fundraising duties include contacting prospective donors via personal visits, telephone and email and to solicit at least 500 prospects in person, via email or phone, or through a volunteer. * 250 solicitations at the Benjamin Franklin Society level ($2,500+) * Conduct 45-60 personal visits per year, with special emphasis on solicitation of BFS prospects at the $2,500+ level * Focus is on the solicitation of non-reunion alumni leadership donors
Volunteer management duties include * Support the activity of alumni volunteers not currently in reunion years * Paramount to this position is the ability to motivate volunteers and support their solicitation efforts * Work with colleagues and volunteers on assigning a minimum of 200 peer prospects for volunteer solicitations * Communicate regularly with individual volunteers and committees, sharing progress to goals, strategies for solicitation, and information regarding reunion giving priorities
Internal Project management duties include, analysis of data and reports, submission of expenses, as well as accurately and timely database updates. * Must display strong organizational and project management abilities * Use of excel extensively, utilize the internal database and Qlikview query * Use and train volunteers to use the Mobile Volunteer Portal * Through the University’s expense system, submit expense reports in a timely manner
The ideal candidate will successfully finesse Penn’s relationship hierarchy and must demonstrate an ability to evaluate class-giving patterns, identify prospective donors, and assess progress towards goals. Comfortable and adept with utilizing data and analysis tools, and will bring an analytical viewpoint to the position.
Internal responsibilities include frequent collaboration with The Penn Fund Marketing and Donor Participation Team, The Office of Alumni Relations, central Major Gifts Team, and School and Center based fundraising staff.
Will assist with the support of classes during staff transition on the class giving team.
Participation is expected at events such as the Penn Reunion Leadership Conference (PRLC), Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, volunteer appreciation events, regional pre-reunion events, and other events where our alumni are able to be engaged.
Internal Number: 41337
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