The Assistant Director reports to the Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. S/he is key member of a team responsible for achieving Elon University’s annual fund raising and donor participation goals and will initiate and lead a diverse set of direct appeal solicitation projects. The Assistant Director will serve as a primary liaison with assigned campus partners and volunteer groups to ensure their annual giving needs are met. Additionally, s/he will serve as a main point of contact internally for managing data, developing necessary segmentation lists and monitoring key performance indicators. The Assistant Director supervises a professional staff member responsible for the daily operations of a Student Calling Program (Phonathon) and is also responsible for its outcomes and continuity.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a team in a goal-oriented environment; must exhibit strong organization skills; marketing or public relations skills essential to job performance. Must possess initiative and a tolerance for ambiguity; be detail-oriented, efficient, and able to handle diversified tasks concurrently.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate direct appeal solicitations to alumni, parents and friends in partnership with the Senior Director and in close coordination with key divisional leaders.
2. Develop the necessary mailing and email lists for various and sometimes complex annual giving communications; oversee the production and delivery of solicitations by working closely with Advancement Communications and the Office of University Communications.
3. Regularly maintain reporting dashboards and develop and prepare analytical reports for various initiatives as needed.
4. Oversee, provide leadership and manage a staff member who is responsible for the Student Calling Program.
5. Oversee, provide leadership and manage duties shared by a professional staff member and student staff members related customer service, internal procedures, project mailing and fulfillment, etc.
6. Serve as a primary liaison with assigned campus partners and volunteer groups to ensure their annual giving goals are achieved.
7. In coordination with key divisional leaders, grow parent participation, the Elon Society and the 1889 Society.
8. Assist with department goal-setting and development of annual giving priorities and operating plans.
9. Assist with University Advancement events including Family Weekend, Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Elon Day and Commencement as needed.
10. Serve as an active solicitor to engage alumni as partners, advocates and investors. This may involve occasional travel, cultivation, and solicitation of up to 50 alumni prospects.
11. Enhance professional development through attendance at appropriate conferences and/or conversations with colleagues at other institutions.
12. Other duties as assigned.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for engaged, experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, creative and determined problem-solvers who are passionate about making the world a better place. Elon's 6,045 undergraduate and 746 graduate students come from 49 states and 58 other countries. Elon sends more undergraduate students to study abroad than any other master's-level university in the nation and the core curriculum includes a strong global focus. More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon's four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university's 636-acre residential campus is consistently recognized as one of the nation's finest environments for learning. In the 2018
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem-solvers.
Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation.
Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and other states across the country.
Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Stud...ent Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.
Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and 78 percent of students have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Elon is among the nation’s top universities for producing Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.
The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, N.C.