The Annual Gift Officer reports to the Director of Annual Giving and is responsible for fundraising as a generalist on behalf of the university in support of the chancellorâ™s key priorities. The focus of this teamâ™s fundraising efforts is to evaluate, plan, and build a strong pipeline of donors giving $1000 or more to the annual fund (named the âœEliot Societyâ). The gift officer will not have a portfolio; instead, the gift officer will qualify and solicit hundreds of prospects identified by a prospect management consultant. Our trip coordinator will support the goals of the traveler (which include completing 15-18 trips each fiscal year.)
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Complete a minimum of 125 qualification visits each year with an emphasis on qualifying new Eliot Society members.
Engage in a minimum of 175 meaningful contacts with prospects each year.
Convert one-time gifts to multi-year pledges for the annual fund.
Connect with prospects both in person and via digital platforms (Zoom, LinkedIn, Thankview, etc.).
Travel to market(s) 15-18 times/fiscal year.
Renew current Eliot Society members in market area.
Solicit a minimum of 100 unique households for $1000+ gifts annually.
Support both AGP and UA Initiatives
Be a thought partner on AGP systems and processes.
Staff UA events as needed.
Communicate with internal and external constituents â“ written or verbally.
Live the UA values.
Strive to meet or exceed the UA and AGP goals each year.
Partner on market strategy with colleagues
Staff events in the region when possible.
Send personalized outreach to newly engaged prospects.
Serve as an AGP liaison in regional meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Working Conditions Â
Daily work will take place in an open cubicle in a typical office environment. Frequent travel. Must be able to travel on occasion between West Campus, the Danforth Campus, and event venues.
Experience soliciting gifts of $1,000 or more.
Two to three years of related experience.
Ability to think strategically and analytically as well as plan and implement effectively.
Demonstrated interest in meeting people; strong desire to initiate contact with and develop relationships with prospects and donors.
Demonstrated success as a team member who can also work independently.
Capacity to complete a large amount of work in a short time frame, given the pace of annual giving work.
Ability to work effectively within a complex organization across multiple units dealing with diverse constituents (school deans, administrators, alumni, students, university-wide advancement staff and key volunteers) toward development objectives and building effective working relationships.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills executed in a timely fashion.
Ability to handle multiple projects effectively; a highly organized work style is essential.
Ability to effectively utilize computer and database technology; experience with Excel and/or Salesforce.
Attention to detail, highly motivated, organized, positive, and energetic.
Flexibility to adapt during a time of organizational change.
Interest in giving and receiving feedback for professional growth.
Two years of related experience.
$57,300.00 - $97,700.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
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WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
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