Workwith a distinguished portfolio of entrepreneurial alumni throughout thecountry. Create unique and individual plans for each donor to improveengagement and cultivation. Thisincludes the scheduling of meetings and/or volunteer opportunities with keyadministrators throughout the University so that alumni may learn more abouttheir particular area(s) of interest.
The Department of Development and AlumniRelations (DAR) assists Vanderbilt University in securing the resources, bothhuman and financial, that are required to achieve its mission and goals. The Department is responsible for theidentification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals andorganizations whose charitable objectives are consistent with those ofVanderbilt University's teaching and research programs.
Key Functions andExpected Performance:
Draft initialintroductory communication announcing the desire that the recipient isinterested in becoming more engaged in the life of the university.
Coordinate personal or group meetings with alumni and universityexecutives, including the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of DAR, ExecutiveAssociate Vice Chancellor of DAR, etc.
Coordinate group meetings in cities throughout the U.S. with alumnicohort of participants.
Coordinate meetings with alumni orparents who share a common personal or career interest with the participant;i.e., mentoring relationships that would not otherwise be available.
Serve as the keycontact with the identified target audience in planning and executing an individualizedcultivation plan.
Monitor gift thresholds and standards;solicit for annual gifts and/or major gifts as appropriate.
Work collaboratively with the Prospect Management and Stewardshipteams to ensure project deadlines are met and executed with accuracy, quality, and integrity. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
Continuously compile, review, and analyzeproject outcomes against established goals, objectives, and timelines;
Recommend process improvement for program andservices;
Use appropriate resources to effectively andefficiently resolve problems.
Uphold departmental and institutional policiesregarding confidential information.
Work cooperatively with DAR colleagues anddevelop strong working relationships with other University offices.
Overall the position will be accountable for afundraising result each year with growth targets to be determined as the programdevelops. Additionally, the positionwill be expected to strengthen the major gift pipeline by referring major giftprospects to Major Gift Officers as they emerge.
Perform other duties as assigned.
This position has no supervisoryresponsibility. This position reports administratively andfunctionally to the Director of Development, Alumni Engagement.
Abachelor's degree, or the equivalent, is required.
Experience and Skills
2years of relevant experience is required.
Preference will be given to candidates with 5 years of fundraisingexperience within a higher education institution.
Knowledge of software programs applicable to development is alsodesirable.
Superior organizational skills, verbal and written communicationskills, and the ability to articulate the needs, interests, and accomplishmentsof Vanderbilt University to important constituencies are required.
Candidate must also have the capacity to perform in anintellectually rigorous and complex academic environment.
The ability to apply sound judgment skills in all situations,especially related to management, donor issues, and budget, is required.
Detailed working knowledge of Vanderbilt University ispreferred.
Meticulous attention to detail is a must.
Demonstrated success in managing a portfolio of prospects andsecuring five and six-figure gifts fromindividuals.
Strong project management skills are a must.
Travel, along with occasional evening and weekend work, isrequired.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University, located inNashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a fullrange of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt issituated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 facultyand staff. The university's students, staff, and faculty frequently citeNashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part ofthe Vanderbilt community. VanderbiltUniversity is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledgeexpanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity issought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as oneof ‘America's Best Large Employers’ and the top employer in Tennessee and theNashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).
About Vanderbilt Benefits
VanderbiltUniversity offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health,dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disabilityinsurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match.Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity andInclusion
VanderbiltUniversity is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusiveacademic community of faculty, staff, andstudents. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campusvalues.
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About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.