Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Development Coordinator assumes all responsibilities for administrative, clerical and event support for the Annual Giving Team. The Development Coordinator works collaboratively and in consultation with the Director of Annual Giving, the Marketing and Strategic Planning Officer, and all Annual Giving Officers to ensure programs and projects are appropriately supported for development work.
The Development Coordinator helps project-manage direct mail campaigns, supports donor cultivation and stewardship projects and events, provides administrative support in relation to two development boards, and maintains data and reporting projects for the team. The incumbent must interface effectively and consistently with alumni, students, faculty, and staff. The incumbent maintains primary responsibility for supporting the annual giving team, and with the supervision of the Director and an Assistant Director, serves as a team liaison to the Engineering Development Council (EDC) and Student Fund Committee, respectively. That includes assisting with all planning, logistics, donor assignments and preparations for the semi-annual EDC Board meetings.
Responsibilities Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Project manages direct mail projects (email, mail, phone, social) to target audiences
Helps track donor cultivation efforts with priority donor populations
Oversees gift tracking and database maintenance
Interface with alumni and students who serve as subjects and signatories for broad-based messaging campaigns
Assists in the planning and execution of events on campus, in NYC, and in other domestic regions
Prepares materials for the semi-annual Engineering Development Council meetings
Support the team on reporting and data analysis including running daily and weekly reports related to the school's annual giving numbers and goals
Updates and manages data in an accurate and timely manner
Assists the team with identifying and uploading volunteer assignments for two alumni boards
Supports the Director in the management of the team's operations
Performs other related duties, projects and strategic initiatives as assigned
Bachelor's degree and/or it's equivalent required. Minimum of 0-2 years' related experience. Some evening and weekend work required.
Experience in executing direct marketing appeals through mail, email and phone preferred. Basic quantitative analytical skills are preferred. Fluency using social media and design software preferred. Understanding of the mission and purpose of institutions of higher education is strongly preferred.
Other Requirements Strong interpersonal skills and ability to handle confidential information with excellent judgment and discretion required. Demonstrated ability to set priorities and work with diplomacy and efficiency in a high-demand, fast-pace environment essential. Familiarity with fundraising and the desire to advance in development and external relations is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including: teamwork, problem solving, data thinking, and client/customer awareness. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including a high level of attention to detail and active listening skills as well as the ability to work with and understand data sets. Must possess the ability to work independently in a dynamic team environment. Demonstrated ability to effectively partner with a diverse group of colleagues. Must have a passion for excellent customer service, a refined attention to detail, and commitment to exceptional quality. Ability to use current desktop office technologies proficiently. High energy level, enthusiasm, flexibility required.
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