The Associate Development Officer is responsible for:
Soliciting high-end leadership annual gift commitments from alumni and friends of the Law School
Supporting volunteer fundraising committees for milestone reunion classes
Qualifying prospects that have been identified but who have not received personal attention from the Law School in the past
The position reports to the Director of Advancement. Some regional travel is required as well as evening and weekend activities.
Appointment This is a full-time, 100%, annually renewable, academic professional position
Identify with the Director of Advancement, UMF Research, and other sources, a donor prospect pool of approximately 100 Law School alumni and friends. Make a minimum of 125 substantive donor contacts each year with identified prospects. Work to move these prospects through the process from qualification to solicitation for gifts of $25,000 and more for identified Law School priorities.
Follow up with correspondence, phone calls and additional visits as appropriate to close gifts.
Develop and implement a strategy for each prospect, including ways to increase involvement of donors and prospects in the activities of the School and assigned departments. Make assessment calls, cultivate, solicit, provide recognition and appropriately steward major gifts.
Research and develop proposals and supporting materials (recognition opportunities, etc.) for use in soliciting gifts for fundraising priorities in consultation with the Director of Advancement, Dean(s), and /or faculty and University administrators as appropriate.
Staff and support key Law School reunion gift committees and other volunteers directly engaged in fundraising for major outright and planned gifts for the Law School. Solicit outright and planned gifts from reunion classmates identified by their peers as having capacity and willingness to give.
Develop major and planned gift proposals, memoranda of agreement and other written correspondence and gift documentation.
Provide regular reports on progress and results of the prospect solicitation process and portfolio. Complete and file thorough reports of all contacts in a timely manner in Donor Management System (DMS). Review research reports and information from the University donor management system database on assigned donors and prospects.
For additional information please contact Paul Ogren at 612-626-1888 or email@example.com
Completed Bachelor’s degree;
Minimum of two years’ professional experience in areas such as development/fundraising which may include stewardship, annual giving, cultivation and/or solicitation; or related experience in marketing, sales, or public relations;
Project coordination experience including managing within tight timeframes and budgets;
Demonstrated success in management of multiple priorities;
Demonstrated success in working in a team setting;
Experience in coordinating volunteers; demonstrated ability to motivate and lead people and to work collaboratively;
Proficient in the use of PC software, such as Microsoft Office, and current technology;
Excellent verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal skills.
Experience in a large, complex university setting desired;
Affinity to the University of Minnesota.
Internal Number: 331990
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