Essential Functions: Job PurposeAssist the major gift fundraising professionals in the College of Engineering with the coordination, preparation, and follow-up of fundraising and cultivation strategies. Analyze data and prepare reports to support donor stewardship and recognition. Collaborate with the Office of Gift Administration to draft gift agreements, memoranda of agreement, and other pledge documentation. Prepare information related to named endowed and expendable funds. Serve as a liaison for the major gifts program with prospective and current donors. This position reports to the Sr. Director, Major Gifts ? Engineering.Assist the major gift fundraising professionals with planning, developing, and implementing fundraising plans and initiatives to meet major gift goals and objectives. Track and monitor personalized plans created for potential major gift donors based on established strategies. Facilitate preparation of high-level briefing materials for the College of Engineering and university leadership.Work with major gift and donor experience officers to review major gift stewardship portfolios. Coordinate with officers, dean's office, and others as appropriate to support stewardship activities. Analyze data and prepare reports to support donor stewardship and recognition. Prepare information related to named endowed and expendable funds.Collaborate with the Office of Gift Administration to draft gift agreements, memoranda of agreement, and other pledge documentation. Coordinate with Engineering colleagues to ensure timely and accurate routing of major donor contributions to central development for processing.In collaboration with Prospect Development, prepare, organize, and distribute prospect materials, event and meeting briefings, and research profiles. Work directly with Prospect Development to maintain and analyze prospect portfolios for major gift officers.Collaborate with Development Communications to generate fundraising communication pieces, including solicitation correspondence, proposals, and related materials. Prepare and gather statistical data for analysis and reporting purposes. Track key performance indicators based upon divisional reports and dashboards. Report and monitor progress toward monthly measurables and annual fundraising goals for Engineering.Collaborate with divisional units as directed by supervisor, as well as other university units, to ensure operational efficiencies within the unit. Route and answer routine major donor correspondence and inquiries, as appropriate. Initiate follow-up actions on pending matters. Special projects and other related duties in support of the major gifts program as assigned.
Qualifications: EDUCATION Bachelor's degreeAdditional Education Information: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in business administration, marketing, public relations, or related field. Reasonable knowledge and understanding of University policies and procedures. Experience Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)Minimum of two (2) years' experience as a development or marketing professional, including developing and executing plans. Professional understanding of, and interest in, Development and Alumni Affairs best practices and general operations. Understanding of trends and best practices within the major gifts, donor relations, and stewardship fields. Positive and collaborative professional philosophy, recognizing that this position is integral to the achievement of the goals and objectives of Development and Alumni Affairs.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesCOMMUNICATIONS SKILLS: 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.PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION: Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, prioritize and plan work activities while meeting respective deadlines. Strong organizational and time-management skills required. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment.ANALYTICAL AND PRESENTATION SKILLS: 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.TECHNICAL SKILLS: Proficient in the use of complex administrative systems software, preferably in the higher education environment. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, Excel and Teams. Ability to understand and translate complex concepts into lay terms.LEARNING AGILITY: Independent and innovative self-starter who displays an ability to learn quickly and easily adapts to changing situations. Experience researching topics to gain knowledge and understanding when information gaps exist.TEAMWORK: 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.DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION: Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors and proactively managing implicit bias.
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