Essential Functions: Job PurposeParticipate in the planning, development and implementation of fund-raising campaigns designed to generate increased annual gifts to the University through recurring sustainable giving using proven methods and industry best practices.Essential FunctionsCollaborate with unit directors to develop constituent fundraising plans, strategies and initiatives that support the fundraising goals of the division. Provide support for development activities managed through Annual Giving such as direct mail, e-appeals, online giving, telemarketing and in-house campaigns.Manage the Call Center program, track success of the various campaigns and performance of telemarketing callers. Serve as liaison with the call center vendor. Prepare administrative reports, analyze data and update monthly key performance indicators. Provide training to call center staff.Develop and implement plans to increase donor acquisitions, renew existing donors and reacquire lapsed donors. Monitor and report on unit metrics to evaluate progress made toward increasing donor base. Participate in planning 1 and 3 year fund raising objectives.Responsible for the management of special, student/parent and the faculty/staff campaigns. Prepare administrative reports, analyze data and update monthly key performance indicators for the various campaigns. Assist in meeting the annual fundraising goal for AG.Act as liaison and resource to schools, colleges and institutes to provide support for constituent development and fundraising methods. Remain current on industry best practices and proven fundraising methodology. Collaborate with other Development units to ensure operational efficiencies within Annual Giving.Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation:Graduation 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:2-5 years experience working as a fundraising professional in annual giving or direct fundraising. Direct experience conducting gift soliciations preferred.Knowledge of Advance and COGNOS preferred.Higher education or healthcare development experience preferred.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: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.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.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.Knowledge of and ability in in the use of complex administrative systems software, preferrably in the higher education environment. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel. Ability to learn quickly and easily adapt to changing situation. Ability to research topics to gain knowledge and understanding when information gaps exist.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.Ability to Adhere to confidentiality and data usage policy for the division.
Internal Number: 76_207470
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.