Working with the Senior Vice President of Advancement and senior leadership, the successful candidate will:
Engage in fundraising activities to support the goals of Advancement and the University Strategic Plan.
Develop fundraising strategies for the engagement, acquisition, stewardship, retention and upgrading of donations from internationally-based alumni, parents and friends, and in so doing, cultivate long-term international philanthropic partnerships with the University.
Qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward international alumni, parents and friends who possess the capacity to make commitments of $1 million and above in support of the University's mission and strategic plan for internationalization and global reach.
Staff the Senior Vice President, President, Provost and other senior leadership as appropriate on a monthly International Fundraising strategic planning meeting, including preparing relevant reports, briefings and memos.
35% Program Development:
Develop progams for our international constituency to encourage their engagement and future philanthropy.
Conceptualize, plan and develop international committees, boards and volunteer structures to support the development of an international principal and major gifts program.
Develop engaging programs to support and promote philanthropy among our most affluent students and graduates of the last decade.
Develop an international parents program sufficient to the needs and concerns of our most affluent international families.
Plan and implement international events, both on campus and abroad, such as receptions and special meetings, working with Advancement colleagues and other University offices.
Develop strategies and coordinate international Advancement travel to maximize senior leadership's engagement with the University's top international prospect portfolio.
Work with domestic high net worth families who are principal gift donors to provide special stewardship including events, reports, and special communications.
Plan and produce a communications portfolio that addresses the alumni and philanthropic interests of our international constituency.
Develop correspondence and multi-channel communications that are culturally sensitive, appropriate, and multi-lingual (Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin) on behalf of the University's fundraising leadership designed to attract and engage the interest of the University's wealthiest international constituents.
Staff senior colleagues on the development of successful written proposals and cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship materials for international major and principal gifts.
Work with colleagues in OMC and Public Affairs, Admissions, Student Life, and other University offices to develop and maintain a robust website presence for our international constituents that includes multi-lingual components.
Experience in developing engaging Advancement programs for international, high-net worth individuals.
Proficiency in a language other than English including either Spanish, Arabic, or Mandarin.
High energy and enthusiasm for the University's international strategic goals.
Extensive cross-cultural expertise and international experiences.
Ability to work well with, lead, and train a diverse team of volunteers to reach fundraising goals.
Willingness and ability to work independently with minimal supervison. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency with digital communications tools.
Superior organizational skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and alumni-philanthropic database software.
Ability to travel, especially internationally, and work weekends and evenings as assigned.
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About Suffolk University
Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.