Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Associate Director of Eliot Society Programs reports to the Director of Eliot Society Programs within the Office of Annual Giving Programs.� The associate director is responsible for coordinating and implementing key Annual Giving and University programs.� Specifically, the associate director is responsible for the ongoing development and coordination of Eliot Society programs.� Additionally, the associate director serves as a key contact for Eliot Society programs and has the responsibility for the Eliot Society Honor Roll.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan and execute local Eliot Society events, including the Society’s formal Annual Dinner, the annual Patrons and Danforth Circle Dinner, New Member Reception, Eliot Reunion Reception, Eliot Society Kickoff and other events as assigned by the Director or Executive Director.
Plan, coordinate, and execute the Eliot Society Honor Roll of donors which lists and cross references all top annual fund donors.� Order data output and compile, edit and proofread publication, and manual editing to accommodate special listing requests. Assist in planning, coordinating, and execution of Annual Fund Honor Roll.� Order data output and compile, edit, and proofread publication content.
Manage, plan and execute the centralized LEAD programming and initiatives (locally and nationally), including the LEAD Executive Committee and LEAD events.
Support and implement a comprehensive stewardship program for the Eliot Society, including events for Eliot Society Fellows+ members and manage communications to members post-event.
Coordinate the yearly Eliot Society print material production. This includes more than 20 pieces with yearly copy changes.
Recruit new and cultivate current Eliot Society members in the St. Louis area through personal visits with alumni, parents and friends.
Respond to ongoing requests for information, questions and complaints from current and prospective Eliot Society members.
Three years of experience in development, event planning and/or project management or a related field, preferably in higher education.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent customer service skills.
Superb editing and proofreading skills.
Attention to detail.
Strong project management skills.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks and work in a fast-paced environment.
Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Three to five years of experience in higher education advancement, including event planning, project management, and publication experience.
Experience with Filemaker Pro.
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $60,000 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Alumni and Development Programs. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
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