Oversees weekly tracking for key fundraising projects and fundraising priorities in the College that necessitate monthly deliverables and reporting out to trustees, the Dean, senior leadership, and College partners.
Functions as the University's Donor Relationship Management database 'power user' for the College team, including running monthly standard reports as well as highly specialized reports, updating prospect notes, and offering additional assistance when needed.
Monitors the solicitation pipeline weekly for the major gifts team and works with the Senior Director to determine ways his/her work can aid in the closing of gifts.
Works closely with the Executive Director to continually design, update, and prepare staff-training plans to keep major gift officers across ARD and on the College Development team updated on the latest College fundraising priorities and programs. Examples may include guest speakers, preparing toolkits, or distribution of printed materials for staff to use in major gift fundraising.
Serves as the project manager for frontline fundraisers on the College Development Team.
Drafts, assembles, and coordinates important written materials on behalf of the College, such as acknowledgements, briefings, stewardship materials, proposals and other important correspondence.
Attends and/or supports donor and volunteer events for the College as needed, including but not limited to Reunion Weekend, the College Advisory Council Meetings, the Deanâ™s Parent and Family Council Meetings, and other College team events.
Provides support for the Executive Director (and others as needed) on all aspects of donor visit preparation, follow up, and trip planning, which includes partnering to generate briefings, proposals, gift documentation, and gift recognition plans.
As appropriate, participates in stewardship meetings with major gift donors and engages in other kinds of direct outreach to prospects.
Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance including attending webinars, seminars, building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Has a moderate/solid understanding of fundraising operations for a school or department of the University. Identifies budget requirements and staffing needs on a project or event basis.
Has a moderate/high level of authority in drafting informational and marketing materials for review for assigned programs. Assists in developing support materials for specific fundraising activities.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum two years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience.
Working knowledge with fundraising, contact management or other database software.
Background in project management in the development field and knowledge of the higher education arena.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including the University's donor relationship management system and the Microsoft Office Suite.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, speak, and write effectively.
Strong writing, editing and proofing skills.
Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative.
Prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
This position has a hybrid work schedule which includes weekly in office presence.
Standard office environment.
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Work evenings and weekends as needed.
This position is located in Hyde Park at 5235 South Harper Court.
Cover Letter, addressed to Hiring Committee (preferred)
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