Support the Associate Dean of Alumni Relations and Development in establishing long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities that reflect the priorities of the Harris as described by the Dean.
Fundraising and Leadership Engagement:
1) Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors who can make gifts at the major gift level of $100,000+.
2) Qualify new prospects and determine individual cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
3) Utilize University resources effectively to draw conclusions about donor capacity and affinity.
4) Deliver timely and effective follow-up to prospects and donors, including correspondence and gift proposals.
5) Establish, track, and analyze goal progress.
6) Conduct an average of 10-15 visits per month.
7) Partner with the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Reunion Programs on the Alumni Relations team to develop strategies for enhanced reunion motivated giving.
1) Support a data-driven approach that ensures staff members execute strategies that result in meaningful engagement and successful solicitation of prospects.
2) Assist with the coordination of the Deanâ™s interaction with current and prospective donors for engagement, solicitation, and stewardship purposes.
3) Work closely with center directors and faculty to deepen prospective donorâ™s engagement.
4) Partner with Harris colleagues on print and digital communication materials for current and prospective donors.
5) Collaborate with colleagues at Harris and Central ARD to develop and implement meaningful and personal stewardship plans for donors at all gift levels.
6) Establish best practices for internal gift processing, reporting, and data analysis of donor and dollar annual performance.
1) Recruit, hire, train, and retain talented development team members committed to the success of the Harris School and our students.
1) Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well.
2) Independent motivation, goal-orientation, and a track record of personal initiative.
3) Willingness and ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends.
4) Acute attention to detail and follow-up and excellent organizational skills.
5) Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
6) Professional demeanor, including tact, discretion, and a customer service-oriented approach to all interactions.
7) Ability to manage multiple high-priority requests simultaneously.
8) Exceptional work ethic.
9) Interest in helping others achieve their goals.
10) Curiosity and eagerness to learn.
1) Bachelor's degree
1) A minimum of seven years of experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience.
2) Experience working with database management.
3) Proven experience in leading a project.
4) Experience leading a team or developing and coaching staff.
5) Familiarity with fundraising strategies within higher education.
1) Cover Letter (optional)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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