Provide essential support to annual, major, and principal gift programs by managing stewardship and acknowledgment processes, direct response efforts, and cultivation and stewardship events. Enhance major gift pipeline growth through field qualification outreach and personal visits.
Manage the teamâ™s stewardship and donor relations program, including gathering data on fund usage and report production.
Assist in the planning and execution of divisional events, including cultivation and stewardship events, as well as events involving volunteers.
Coordinate direct response efforts across all giving channels and write compelling appeals and other direct response materials.
Qualify potential major gift donors through personal visits and research; solicit gifts across all annual giving levels and ensure appropriate donor recognition and stewardship.
Support the Director and Associate Director by gathering information from divisional partners on events, stories, and other avenues for donor engagement.
Analyze and synthesize data to prepare reports on program performance across all gift levels and identify potential prospects.
Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Communicate Effectively & With Influence
Display Emotional Intelligence
Foster Partnership & Collaboration
Lead Performance & Flawless Execution
Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher required.
A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales, or similar professional work experience required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University and the Division of the Humanities, as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
Willingness and ability to travel for events and qualification visits based on programmatic and regional needs to strengthen engagement with the Humanities Division.
Cover Letter (optional)
(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)
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