The Manager of Development supports the Midwestern University Downers Grove Campus Development & Alumni Relations efforts. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations and is responsible for securing donations for scholarships, community partnerships, University events and special projects, as well as stewardship of current donors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee annual fund and other University and/or College appeals.
Develop fund-raising initiatives among corporate, alumni and other individual constituents.
Cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of leadership donors annually.
Assist in identifying prospects for planned and major gifts.
Responsible for writing appeal letters and some proposals requesting philanthropic support for community partnerships.
15%-20% travel will be required to make prospect visits and attend alumni conferences.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Candidate must have very strong written and verbal communication skills. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in business, education or the liberal arts; master’s degree and/or specialized professional training preferred. Minimum of three years’ experience in Development/Fundraising Public Relations, Corporate Relations, or Alumni Relations. Prior experience in Higher Education or Health Care is preferred. Other requirements include: Understanding of principles of fund-raising and alumni relations programming; Public relations and community relations abilities; Professionalism in interacting with internal and external publics; exceptional communication skills, both written and oral; ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a variety of constituents.
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee is regularly required to walk; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).
Internal Number: MANAG01847
About Midwestern University
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