Essential Functions: Job PurposeSupport and participate in fundraising efforts, strategies and initiatives for the College of Nursing under the direction of the College of Nursing development team. Cultivate, solicit and steward leadership annual gift donors to meet established fundraising goals within the allocated expense budget.Essential FunctionsDevelop fundraising plans, strategies and activities to engage alumni and build a major donor pipeline; establish realistic and achievable timelines and remain current with fundraising trends and techniques.Manage a portfolio of leadership annual gift prospects (100-150). Identify and qualify prospects. Conduct one-on-one solicitations to strengthen constituent relations and increase donor giving at the $1,000 level or higher. Responsible for achieving annual fundraising goal and assisting in meeting unit goals; allocating and prioritizing time and resources to achieve the greatest return on investment. Performance and productivity will be measured on the following core metrics as determined annually: Dollars raised for cash and in-kind gifts Number of gift solicitations from $1,000-$24,999 Number of gifts closed from $1,000-$24,999 Number of face to face meetings (visits) with prospects and donors Number of strategic contacts made via phone and email with prospects and donorsDevelop strategies to engage prospects and donors and increase attendance at College of Nursing and Presidential events. This includes, but is not limited to, the Virginia Hill Rice Endowed Lectureship; class reunion programming including the annual Golden Jubilee celebration; special anniversary programming; and student/alumni career networking sessions. Assist in the planning of the annual College of Nursing scholarship reception, along with related donor outreach and follow-up, as well as recipient outreach and follow-up. Identify, solicit and steward corporate sponsorship for the annual Urban Health Conference. Serve as a staff liaison for events and activities related to the College of Nursing's Board of Visitors.Serve as liaison to the Annual Giving team on behalf of the College of Nursing. Collaborate and strategize with Annual Giving on methodologies to increase the alumni, staff, student, and friend donor base; provide oversight of the annual Giving Day for the College of Nursing; assist with the creation and editing of annual giving solicitation letters, emails and web-pages; increase participation in the annual faculty/staff giving campaign and the college's annual class gift campaign in conjunction with the Student Nurses Association.Collaborate with the Donor Relations team to develop and implement strategies to ensure appropriate stewardship of prospects and donors, including the engagement of the college's Anthony Wayne Society, Old Main Society and Wayne Loyal donors; and assisting with the management, coordination and distribution of endowment reports and annual scholarship reports. Assist the College of Nursing with donor recognition and stewardship activities such as the development and maintenance of the student commons donor wall; the oversite of the thank you note/call process; donor-related correspondence for the dean; corporate and foundation reports; and faculty/staff appreciation activities.Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education Bachelor's degreeGraduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in marketing, public relations, business administration or related field.Reasonable knowledge and understanding of university policies and procedures.Experience Minimum 3-4 years experience working as a fundraising professional in direct individual solicitations.Direct experience preparing proposals and conducting gift solicitations preferred. Higher education development and prior volunteer management experience preferred.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesCOMMUNICATIONS SKILLS: Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills are a must. Ability to work successfully with persons from diverse backgrounds.PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION: Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, prioritize and plan work activities while meeting respective deadlines. Strong organizational and time-management skills required. Demonstrated ability to manage and execute multiple creative projects in various media, often at the same time. Maturity, sound judgment and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment.ANALYTICAL AND PRESENTATION SKILLS: Ability to evaluate, interpret, and present complex information effectively in professionally prepared documents or presentations. Must possess a demonstrated attention to detail in order to achieve a high degree of accuracy.TECHNICAL SKILLS: Proficient in the use of complex administrative systems software, preferably in the higher education environment. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel. LEARNING AGILITY: Independent and innovative self-starter who displays an ability to learn quickly and easily adapts to changing situations. Experience researching topics to gain knowledge and understanding when information gaps exist.TEAMWORK: Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues within the division and other units to gain full understanding of the project and desired outcome; ability to produce high quality and consistent results with assistance of team members; provide support to teammates when tackling complex projects.
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