Reporting to the Executive Director of Annual Giving, the Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving, plays an important role in the management, organization and planning of the activities for the Office of Annual Giving. This position directs the fundraising activities for one or more major Reunion classes including the 50 th Reunion class, coordinates the fundraising efforts among the class with alumni volunteers, Advancement and campus colleagues, and also oversees other class Reunion programs.
The Sr. Associate Director must demonstrate strong performance and experience as a manager of teams of alumni volunteers, solicitor of gifts, manager of staff and volunteers, and development team member.
Manage the fundraising activities for one or more major Reunion classes including the 50 th Reunion class
Work in partnership with volunteer leaders to coordinate the efforts of the class to maximize the effectiveness of fundraising goals
Recruit, coordinate and motivate volunteers to engage potential class donors most effectively
Educate volunteers about philanthropy, fundraising and the case for supporting Princeton
Understand and articulate fully the mission and needs of the University and articulate them effectively to potential donors, volunteers, and other staff members
Prepare briefings and other reports for volunteers, campus partners, and the University's files
Use technology effectively to research, organize, analyze and present data
Analyze and synthesize data and information gathered from a variety of sources (electronic, printed, and people) in support of Annual Giving programs
Produce reports which are clear and cogent and which support planning and decision-making for staff and volunteers
Manage, oversee and train Annual Giving Associate and Assistant Directors.
Bachelor's degree with eight plus years of related experience, preferably in annual giving
Demonstrate strong skills as a leader, motivator and project manager
Understanding of philanthropy (mission, practice, trends) and fundraising practices (the development cycle, prospect and volunteer management policies and practices)
Understanding of the University's mission, culture, and fundraising priorities
Developing and implementing strategies to support those priorities
Assessing the capacity and inclination of potential donors
The highest standards of professionalism and performance as evidenced by collaborative teamwork, initiative, critical thinking, good judgment, consistency of output, timeliness of follow-through and strength of written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work with and command the respect of colleagues, volunteers and donors
Demonstrated ability to participate meaningfully and creatively in goal setting, long- and short-term strategic planning, and problem-solving
Strong organizational skills, including the ability to set clear priorities and manage time well; the ability to work independently and make sound judgments about prospects, and all other areas of performance without close day-to-day supervision
Evidence of leadership ability as represented by experience as a project facilitator, meeting planner, effectiveness in working with diverse individuals in a team-oriented environment, mentor to colleagues, and must possess the ability to strategically lead teams
Exercising discretion at all times, must be able to keep confidential all data related to Princeton and its alumni
Demonstrated success in motivating people especially volunteers and to inspire donors to make annual gifts
Evidence of managerial aptitude
Knowledge of and commitment to the values and mission of Princeton and higher education
Ability to travel
Experience managing front-line staff desirable
Experience in higher education, alumni relations and/or volunteer management is a plus.
Familiarity with Princeton University or a similar university
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