Job ID: 2019-9955 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Alumni Relations and Development Princeton University
The position of Assistant Director, Principal Gifts is an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic fundraiser to serve as both an internal and external ambassador for Princeton, working seamlessly with colleagues, volunteers, and donors. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development, the Assistant Director will partner with Principal Gifts frontline staff to assist with engagement strategies for Princeton’s most transformative donors and key leaders.
The Princeton University Office of Advancement secures philanthropic support for the University’s highest priorities by engaging and stewarding Princeton’s alumni, parents, and friends. We rely on strong partnerships with our volunteers and campus partners. Our strategy emphasizes the long view, honoring the relationships nurtured by those who came before us and empowering those who come after us to successfully build on our efforts.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two to four years of professional higher education development-related experience or related work experience.
An appreciation and understanding of major gift fundraising and the critical importance of fostering engagement to develop strong donor relationships.
Frontline fundraising experience beneficial.
Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong familiarity with Princeton University and its mission.
Proven ability to develop and foster relationships with people at all levels of an organization, and to collaborate and influence at a high level.
Evidence of self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and in teams, with high personal standards representative of Princeton’s commitment to excellence.
Strong strategic planning and project management skills to set and monitor progress against goals, to develop plans and timelines, and to measure success toward goals.
Discretion, good judgment, and a commitment to keep confidentiality of all data related to Princeton and its alumni and donors.
Ability to respond quickly to changing business needs and priorities. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to produce high-quality and compelling work product under tight deadlines. Ability to work with a high degree of flexibility in a highly-collaborative, fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.
Commitment to Advancement’s mission of maximizing philanthropic support for Princeton University and to its guiding principles of High Performance, Innovation, Civility, and Collaboration.
A selfless demeanor, ability to work on a team, and a good sense of humor all necessary!
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 108783581
About Princeton University
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.