The Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs and Development at the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning will work collaboratively with the Assistant Dean and college and university partners to create and implement an integrated strategy for engagement, communications, and broad-based appeals. This individual will lead the event and annual giving efforts in addition to playing a key role in stewardship, development writing, and special initiatives.
Specific Responsibilities include:
Collaborate with college staff and development partners across the division in creating a communication strategy to accomplish annual fundraising and engagement goals to increase awareness, outreach, and solicitation activities.
Oversee direct mail and digital communications and solicitations for annual and current use support, ensuring execution of the plan and ongoing alignment with fundraising and engagement priorities.
Develop and write content for multiple audiences including proposals, stewardship reports, and campaign documents.
Lead engagement strategy including coordinating key college events in partnership with AAP's administrative support and with department and college leads.
Work collaboratively with college and university partners, specifically within Cornell's Annual Giving Programs, Alumni Affairs, and Events team to maximize efforts and serve as a liaison for the college.
Track and report progress on activities, propose changes based on data analysis, and streamline processes as necessarily to increase effectiveness.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of experience in fundraising, alumni affairs, volunteer management, and/or public relations/marketing. Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Database management experience and customer service skills preferred. Must have strong interpersonal skills and effective communication skills. Strong ability to write creatively and persuasively to multiple audiences. Ability to work with individuals from across the university, as well as with key alumni, volunteers and executive staff. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Able to exercise sound judgment and conduct oneself in a professional and ethical manner. Must be able to work with highly sensitive and confidential information. Must be a well-organized, detail-oriented, team player, and possess the ability to multi-task and adapt to changes with a high level of competency and professionalism. Ability to work some evenings and weekends, and participate in occasional regional travel.
Understanding of the concepts and principles of fundraising, campaign and/or project fundraising is beneficial; alumni affairs and development experience in a university setting is preferred. Experience with PeopleSoft, Tableau, and iModules applications preferred. Knowledge of the University's priorities and its accounting and financial processes are beneficial.
-Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
-Limited exposure to hazards
University Job Title:
Alumni Engagement Ofcr II
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