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UW Bothell - Advancement and Alumni Engagement has an outstanding opportunity for a Manager of Philanthropy and Annual Giving.The Manager of Philanthropy and Annual Giving will support University of Washington Bothell's annual giving and major gift qualification / discovery efforts. At the direction of the Vice Chancellor and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Advancement & External Relations, ensure strategic solicitations are made to increase fundraising opportunities in annual, leadership, and major gifts areas.This position will serve as the primary UW Bothell contact for the UW central Annual Philanthropy & Analytics team, overseeing all aspects of annual giving including messaging, preparation and distribution of solicitation materials that are planned and executed strategically.This position will work closely with development leadership and major gift officers to qualify, cultivate, and solicit a large number prospective donors. This portion of the position will focus on a high volume of cold-calls and proactive outreach to secure face-to-face qualification visits, and ultimately solicit individual prospects for gifts at all appropriate gift levels. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Fundraising - Leadership Gifts, Discovery and Qualification:oAt the direction of the Vice Chancellor and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Advancement & External Relations, ensure strategic solicitations are made to increase fundraising opportunities in annual, leadership, and major gifts areas.oManage a portfolio of alumni, non-alumni, and organizational donors and prospects. Identify, cultivate, solicit, negotiate and close leadership annual gifts (between $1,000-$10,000+). oProactively reach out to qualify alumni and individual donor prospects through cold calls and emails making 15 substantial contacts per week and an average of 1-2 visits per week.oServe as a discovery officer for new prospects who have the capacity and inclination for making major gifts ($25,000+) and/or planned gifts. Prospects will be identified through multiple sources including prospect research, prospect tracking tools, existing donor database, and fundraising colleagues. oIn partnership with the Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, determine appropriate levels and incentives for event sponsorship opportunities. Identify and solicit event sponsorships from local businesses.oProfessionally and clearly, articulate the UW Bothell vision and funding priorities verbally and in writing to prospects and donors.Annual Giving:oPlan, implement, and evaluate all UW Bothell annual giving campaigns in partnership with the University of Washington's central Annual Philanthropy & Advancement Analytics team.oStrategically identify donor segments, prepare solicitation content, coordinate all solicitation schedules, and manage other special market appeals specific to UW Bothell's annual donor base, including Senior Class Gift, Husky Giving Day, donor and non-donor renewals, affinity-based appeals, and other ad-hoc fundraising campaigns.oPrepare marketing and solicitation materials directed toward UW Bothell alumni and friends that have strategic fundraising goals, including cultivation and stewardship of donors.oCoordinate annual "Senior Class Gift" program.oHandle multiple projects with competing deadlines.Alumni Engagement:oAt the direction of the Director of Alumni Engagement, plan and organize strategic activities that encourage UW Bothell alumni to engage with each other and maintain their connection to the campus.oAssist with planning and implementation for alumni engagement events and activities, including but not limited to, Alumni Weekend, UW Football tailgates, and Alumni Council meetings.oIn collaboration with alumni engagement and event staff, plan and execute strategic "discovery" activities that lead to prospect qualification and follow-up.Stewardship, Reporting and Other Duties:oWork closely with the Director of Donor Services & Development Operations to ensure that annual giving messaging and stewardship communications are in alignment.oPrepare reports for the UW Bothell Advancement leadership team on the outcomes of all annual giving campaigns, status of potential discovery prospects, event attendee participation, and other reports that support decision making related to development efforts.oAdvise UW Bothell Student Philanthropy Education Program (SPEP) officers in developing programs and communications that help build a culture of philanthropy on campus, while educating them (and the broader student community) about the impact of philanthropy at UW Bothell.oOther duties as assigned.REQUIREMENTSoBachelor's Degree in Business, Public Relations, Communications or related field.oAt least two years' experience in fundraising, preferably in higher education or related field, or related transferable skills.oStrong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, etc.oExperience editing documents.oStrong interpersonal skills and ability to remain donor-centered. Poised, professional manner with the ability to express oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communications, verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc. Ability to communicate in a direct and professional manner that engages dialog in a manner that resolves differences.oDemonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.oValues the UW's commitment to inclusiveness. Demonstrates respect and commitment to diversity. oAbility to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively. Takes responsibility and initiative to set and meet the goals, objectives and obligations while representing the mission, visions and values of the organization.oDemonstrated creativity, organizational ability, and strong attention to detail. Ability to make decisions in ambiguous situations, exercise good judgment based on information and analysis in a fast pace, dynamic, deadline drive environment in an organized and professional manner.oDemonstrated ability to maintain confidences and protect confidential information; acts in a selfless manner and models ethical values of the UW.oAbility to work with a diverse constituency.DESIREDoFundraising experience in a higher education setting.oStrong knowledge of annual giving and discovery work is desirable.oPrevious experience cultivating and soliciting annual and/or major gifts is preferred.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENToFull time position, standard working hours, 5 days a week.oAbility to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice.oWilling to frequently travel locally and has reliable transportation that allows for efficient local travel.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.BENEFITSAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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