Cornell University, a nationally ranked Ivy League institution, is looking for an Associate Director, Volunteer Giving Initiatives to join the Annual Funds team of Alumni Affairs and Development in the appealing city of Ithaca, NY. Twenty-two Annual Funds across the university, including one for each college, provide immediate financial support when deans and directors need it most. Annual Funds are critical to Cornell achieving its mission of academic excellence and public service.
Cornell provides exceptional benefits that include professional development, wellness programs, health care options, generous paid leave provisions, 12 holidays, employee education options, a retirement program, and Children's Tuition Assistance. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Develop strategy for and provide oversight of the Reunion Campaign Program.
Develop strategy for segmentation and messaging for Reunion, implemented through mass marketing.
Provide direct support for Reunion Campaign Committees, including the 50th Reunion and those classes leading up to their 50th.
Plan and execute Reunion Gift Campaigns annually, emphasizing personal solicitations for outright gifts to the Cornell Annual Funds at the $5,000 level and above.
3 or more years' experience in Development, Alumni Affairs, Public Affairs, Marketing, or Public Relations
Very detail oriented, highly motivated
Shows initiative, good judgment and has a love of working with volunteers
Ability to multi-task
Experience with annual fund campaigns or short-cycle campaign fundraising
Knowledge of the principles and practices which underlie individual giving
Strong leadership skills, an effective communicator with a demonstrated ability to work well with, lead, and train volunteers and staff
Ability to effectively represent the University and to work effectively in a team environment with a mix of alumni and program partners
Ability to use database systems and analyze data to manage work
Travel is required
-Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
-Limited exposure to hazards
University Job Title:
Annual Fund Officer III
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