1) Manage the planning, production, and implementation of a range of communications that support complex, high-profile projects for alumni relations, annual fund materials, special events, stewardship, and development
2) Participate with External Affairs and Law School Communications staff in the development of integrated communications strategies, including long-term communications planning, branding, marketing, and design projects
3) Research, write, and edit content, including gift stories, proposals, stewardship materials, and marketing collateral. Work to ensure a consistent voice, style, and tone in all communications
4) Develop and execute a best-in-class donor relations program to engage prospects and donors, meeting regularly with frontline fundraisers to develop stewardship plans; create donor-specific stewardship strategies and manage the production of communication materials to implement the strategies.
5) Attend regular meetings and work in partnership with the Law Schoolâ™s Communications staff. Collaborate with stewardship and communication professionals at the peer university level and across campus to guide best practices. Advise strategy adjustments and continuous improvement by monitoring and investigating industry trends, researching new technology options, and tracking and measuring communicationsâ™ effectiveness
6) Engage with faculty, staff, and students, and others stakeholders in the development of messaging and communication products that inspire a strong affinity for and philanthropic contributions to the Law School
7) Manage and document communication projects, including the production of the development pages of the bi-annual alumni magazine,The Law School Record, the annual Impact Report, ongoing e-newsletters, and other donor and alumni communications projects
8) Monitor and help update External Affairsâ™ web pages and the Law School development presence on Central university pages, working with Communications staff to develop and support dynamic content
9) Establish and maintain effective vendor relationships, including with writers and designers; create schedules and project plans, develop production timelines, traffic files, and ensure high quality, on-time delivery
10) Act as the primary point of contact for faculty and staff for high priority stewardship projects and other projects, as assigned. Prioritize and coordinate projects based on Alumni Relations and Development departmental goals
11) Draft and prepare relevant correspondence, presentations, and talking points for the Dean related to External Affairs activity
12) Serve as the primary point of contact for selected donors, to develop targeted solicitations with a goal of endowing new funds and building established funds
13) Other duties as assigned by the Director of Annual Giving
1) Superior writing and editing skills, interpersonal, communication, and listening skills
2) Strong client service orientation and attention to detail
3) Creative problem-solving and decision-making skills
4) Strong attention to follow-up and excellent organizational skills
5) An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative
6) Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact
7) Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
8) Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting
9) Flexibility and adaptability to new programs in an emerging and changing environment
10) Ability to manage large, complex projects with multiple stakeholders and constituent groups
11) Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business
12) Willingness and ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
1) Bachelor's Degree
1) Two years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, communications, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience
2) Experience in an institution of higher education
3) One year of professional experience in stewardship and/or donor relations
4) Demonstrated track record of strategic and creative approaches to donor relations
2) Cover Letter
3) Writing Sample
NOTE:When applying, all required documentsMUSTbe uploaded under theResume/CVsection of the application
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