Associate Director Annual Giving 8421BR University Advancement Alumni and Constituent Relations
Detailed Job Description
Oversee fundraising platform for success in digital giving including ROAR Day, RIT's Get in the Game and other digital engagement opportunities that meet strategy.
Contribute to the comprehensive and strategic annual giving program that maximizes philanthropic support and involvement of alumni and constituents of RIT and meets University Advancement goals. Strategies include the coordination, execution and assessment of a multi-channel approach.
In partnership with University Advancement, lead student engagement efforts to reinforce campus traditions, increase pipeline development, and enhance student understanding of philanthropy. This includes working with students to create digital fundraising/engagement content and co-advising RIT's Student Alumni Alliance.
Collaborate with Marketing & Communications and/or outside vendors to create and produce effective collateral materials in support of annual giving initiatives.
Collaborate with the Advancement Services team to effectively leverage and analyze constituent data in support of effective donor identification, cultivation, and solicitation.
In conjunction with the entire Alumni & Constituent Engagement Team, may develop and organize annual giving events.
Actively participate with campus partners to strengthen student engagement efforts between students and alumni.
Department/College Description At Rochester Institute of Technology, our mission is to shape the future and improve the world through creativity and innovation. As an engaged, intellectually curious, diverse and socially conscious community, we leverage the power of technology, the arts, and design for the greater good. In the Division of University Advancement at RIT, we are dedicated to advancing this mission by fostering deep and meaningful connections with alumni, parents, friends, and organizations with the goal of increasing the resources available to the university through greater volunteer engagement and increased philanthropic support. As Advancement professionals, we seek support from a variety of investors to ensure a life-transforming RIT education is accessible to the talented students who seek to join us.
RITs Division of University Advancement (UADV) is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with each other, our constituents and our broader communities. We are dedicated to developing and implementing best practices to promote even greater diversity through our employee retention and hiring, accessibility, marketing materials, constituent engagement and in pursuit of our philanthropic goals.
Minimum Qualifications Education/Experience:
Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
3 - 5 years of experience in annual giving/fundraising, alumni relations, donor relations, stewardship or equivalent skill, preferred in higher education.
Proven record of fundraising success and/or knowledge in annual giving.
Goal-oriented with a proven ability to engage donors and prospects.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with high-level university administrators, faculty, students, donors and volunteers.
Excellent team skills to engage with colleagues across University Advancement.
Knowledge or ability to learn industry specific software, including annual giving digital platforms.
Strong leadership abilities and ability to work independently.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Excellent computer skills and advanced use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Microsoft Excel.
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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 'Great Colleges to Work For.' RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .