The Manager of Individual Giving supports the Office of Development and Alumni Relations on the Glendale campus and reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement Relations. This person 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
Collaborate with staff from both campuses to develop concepts and implement college or program specific alumni appeals, the Midwestern University Annual Fund, and donor recognition projects.
Cultivate relationships and secure private financial support from the University’s key constituents focusing specifically on alumni and other individual donors.
Utilize data and the alumni analysis information to developing strategies and build relationships.
Develop and implement a comprehensive stewardship program that includes scheduled written acknowledgement of donors, donor impact pieces and appropriate stewardship events/engagement opportunities, such as an annual scholarship breakfast or dean’s dinner(s) for both campuses.
Cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of leadership donors annually.
Assist in identifying prospects for planned and major gifts.
Responsible for writing appeal letters 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. 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.
Outgoing personality and ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with donors and potential donors; customer-service orientation; highly motivated and energetic, ability to show initiative and work independently; outstanding interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors. 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 specialist professional training preferred. Minimum of three years’ experience in Development/Fundraising, Public Relations, Corporate Relations, Alumni Relations or related experience. Prior experience in Higher Education or Health Care is preferred.
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
High skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to write appeals, proposals, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to top management and to potential donors.
Intermediate skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Basic skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.
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). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: MANAG01860
About Midwestern University
Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. We encourage you to visit www.midwestern.edu for additional details about our dynamic University.The Downers Grove, IL campus of Midwestern University is located on a beautiful, wooded, 105 acre campus j...ust 25 miles west of Chicago, IL. There is easy train and expressway access to the academic, cultural and recreational amenities of the city and greater Chicagoland area.