Assistant Director of Advancement, Annual Fund, Medical Advancement - University Advancement
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: Clayton, Missouri
Internal Number: JR52076
â‹The Assistant Director of Advancement is responsible for planning, evaluating, and implementing a strong annual fund program for the Siteman Cancer Center, as well as the grateful patient annual fund program for Washington University School of Medicine. This position will contribute to the Medical School's fundraising success by managing projects including: the Siteman Annual Fund, lapsed and tribute donor renewals and upgrades, direct mail solicitations and new donor communications. The function of this position drives revenue through renewals and upgrades on gifts, and uncovers donors with greater capacity than their current giving level indicates. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Annual Giving in Medical Advancement with a dotted line to the Executive Director of Advancement for Siteman Cancer Center.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Siteman Annual Fund Management:
Manage the process of identifying, renewing, and upgrading Annual Fund donors, including lapsed and tribute donors. Develop the parameters, create and execute solicitations using appropriate strategies. Determine when to use mailings, email, phone calls, personal visit, etc. Serve as the Siteman liaison with the university's annual fund team. Â
Direct Mail Management:
Serve as responsible for growing Siteman Cancer Center's current grateful patient direct mail strategies and expand the grateful patient donor acquisition program across the Medical School in order increase annual fund support of general research and disease-specific funds. Â
Manage yearly stewardship reporting to Siteman annual fund donors and select major, and endowment gift donors. Â
Develop and implement a system to improve initial communication with new annual fund donors (such as a welcome packet, phone call and/or event invitation). Manage outside vendors to create collateral as needed. Â
Perform other duties as assigned.
Two years of experience in development or significant experience in a client-centered work environment.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
One year of experience in fundraising, or a field requiring the application of similar skills, such as sales, marketing or public relations.
Strong ability in time management and organization, with excellent oral and written communication skills, and adept in a team-oriented environment of colleagues and volunteers.
Ability to meet multiple deadlines under pressure.
Abilityto handle confidential information professionally.
Ability to articulate the needs, interests, and accomplishments of Siteman to a wide range of audiences.
Capacity to perform in an intellectually rigorous and complex environment, exhibit personal characteristics enabling effective interaction with important constituencies, and possess a genuine commitment to the advancement of science and science education and to the principles governing Washington University and Siteman Cancer Center.
$45,800.00 - $75,900.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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