1) Serve as the project manager for frontline fundraisers on the College Development Team.
2) Draft, assemble, and coordinate important written materials on behalf of the College, such as proposals, acknowledgements, briefings, stewardship materials, and other important correspondence.
3) Attend and/or support donor and volunteer events for the College as needed, including but not limited to Reunion Weekend, the College Advisory Council Meetings, the Deanâ™s Parent and Family Council Meetings, and other College team events.
4) Provide support for the Senior Director (and others as needed) on all aspects of donor visit preparation, follow up, and trip planning, which includes partnering to generate briefings, proposals, gift documentation, and gift recognition plans.
5) Work closely with the Senior Director to continually design, update, and prepare staff-training plans to keep major gift officers across Alumni Relations and Development and on the College Development team updated on the latest College fundraising priorities and programs. Examples may include guest speakers, preparing toolkits, or distribution of printed materials for staff to use in major gift fundraising.
6) Oversee weekly tracking for key fundraising projects and fundraising priorities in the College that necessitate monthly deliverables and reporting out to trustees, the Dean, senior leadership, and College partners.
7) Function as the Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management database) "power user" for the College team, including running monthly standard reports as well as highly specialized reports, updating prospect notes, and offering additional Griffin assistance when needed.
8) Monitor weekly the solicitation pipeline for the major gifts team and work with the Senior Director to determine ways his/her work can aid in the closing of gifts.
9) As appropriate, participate in-person stewardship meetings with major gift donors and engage in other kinds of direct outreach to prospects.
10) Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
1) Strong writing skills.
2) Communicate Effectively & With Influence.
3) Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources.
4) Display Emotional Intelligence.
5) Demonstrate University Stewardship & Serve as a Brand Ambassador.
6) Foster Partnership & Collaboration.
7) Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
8) Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
9) Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
1) Standard office environment
1) Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative.
2) Ability to prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
3) Entrepreneurial and enthusiastic.
4) Demonstrates a passion for working with people.
5) Loves being a part of a high-performing and strategic team, and is dedicated to advancing the College's mission.
1) A minimum of two years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience.
2) Experience with fundraising, contact management or other database software.
3) Experience with project management in the development field and knowledge of the higher education arena.
1) Resume 2) Cover Letter (optional)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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