Department: Alumni Relations & Development Salary/Grade: EXS/6
As a member of a school/unit team, the Assistant Director manages the unit’s prospect pool and engages in significant internal project management, such as prospect identification, stewardship, events, fundraising, budget management and development of strategic reports. Will interface with program directors and may interact with faculty, coaches and staff.
This position is part of the Parent Giving and Student Affairs development team.
Please Note: Some night and weekend work may be required.
Gathers data and develops strategies designed to realize the potential of the unit’s annual fundraising effort.
Ensures effective stewardship through the creation and implementation of customized stewardship reports for highest-level donors.
Involves collaboration with both internal department partners and with VP of Student Affair’s office.
Key partnerships and work include:
Works with Special Events and Marketing & Communications to execute multiple presidential events each year.
Collaborates with Donor Relations team on major gift and principal gift stewardship.
Provides up to date information to frontline officers working with Student Affairs and/or parent prospects.
Prospects & Gifts
Partners with the Donor Relations team to steward endowed and expendable funds supporting the unit.
Recommends changes to enhance innovation, objectives & goals of the program(s).
May conduct some cultivation and discovery visits as needed.
Responsible for all programming associated with the unit’s volunteer committee, including the planning and execution of annual events, communications, and maintaining up-to-date information regarding membership.
Supports and coordinates events with an objective to recognize and cultivate unit prospects and steward highest level school donors.
Gathers, records and retrieves information about prospects and donors utilizing the University's donor and alumni tracking database, Internet, meetings with development staff, faculty, etc.
Serves as a liaison to all PGSA internal constituencies, including the VP’s office and all relevant departments and programs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Two or more years’ work experience, preferably in development or related field.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Volunteer management experience.
Experience working in complex organizations.
4 years’ working experience preferred.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35847
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.