1) Strategically design programs and events to provide significant engagement and philanthropic opportunities for current students and first year alumni. 2) Develop and implement creative strategies to enhance the culture of philanthropy and develop long-lasting philanthropic relationships throughout the 4-year student experience. 3) Components include an annual Senior Class Gift (SCG) Campaign and the advisement, management, and expansion of the Student Alumni Committee (SAC). The SAC is a student-run group focused on illustrating the impact private support provides the College and building the bridge between
students and Alumni. 4) Develop and maintain key relationships with campus and student life staff to help embed a culture of philanthropy into the student experience from the first day of orientation through graduation. 5) Collaborate with College Programming Office for large scale events to create and execute new philanthropy education initiatives with campus partners. 6) Advise and direct the SAC, identifying new members, involvement activities and leadership opportunities annually. 7) Advise and direct the SCG Committee comprised of 30+ student volunteers, including an annual new member recruitment and training process. 8) Train students in peer-to-peer fundraising. 9) In partnership with events staff, plan and execute 5+ large-scale (300+ guests) events annually and other events as proposed. 10) Write and manage student communications, including letters authored by alumni, student-focused emails, and mail solicitations. 11) Manage student committee budgets and documents. 12) Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Unit-preferred Competencies 1) Communicate Effectively & With Influence 2) Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources 3) Display Emotional Intelligence 4) Demonstrate University Stewardship & Serve as a Brand Ambassador 5) Foster Partnership & Collaboration 6) 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. 7) Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business. 8) Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
Working Conditions Work Setting 1) Standard office environment
Mental Demands 1) Ability to work independently to initiate, organize, and complete program/project plans. 2) High energy, goal-oriented, and strong attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications Experience 1) Professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience. 2) Experience leading a project team or managing staff 3) Experience developing and monitoring budgets 4) Experience with fundraising, contact management or other database software. 5) Experience working with volunteers preferred. Experience planning and executing events. 6) Well-developed interpersonal skills necessary to manage student volunteers and young alumni. 7) Creativity to develop new programs that encourage students to think philanthropically. 8) Annual giving experience with a working knowledge of new trends for young alumni and student giving is ideal. 9) Must have the ability to adhere to strict deadlines while managing multiple projects simultaneously. 10) Ability to work independently to initiate, organize, and complete program/project plans. 11) High energy, goal-oriented, and strong attention to detail.
Required Documents 1) Resume 2) Cover Letter (optional)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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