The Assistant Director of the Dunwoody Fund serves as a member of the Institutional Advancement team and manages the Dunwoody Fund annual campaign programs, including direct mail, phone-a-thon and social media campaigns. The Assistant Director will also have a portfolio of prospects and personally identify, cultivate and solicit capable annual giving prospects and donors. The position reports to the Director, Dunwoody Fund & Alumni Relations.
The Dunwoody Fund represents all aspects of the annual campaign, which provides support for unrestricted funding, scholarships, and special projects through direct mail, telemarketing and social media, and grants.
POSITIONS PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Work with the Dunwoody Fund team to prepare the development of a coherent and comprehensive annual giving plan that meets budgeted goals, specifically overseeing the direct mail, phone-a-thon and social media programs for alumni, friends and employees.
Manage a portfolio of individual prospects to identify, cultivate, and solicit lead annual gifts to fulfill Campaign objectives, including annual and long term IA goals.
Work with the Director of the Dunwoody Fund & Alumni Relations to identify new target populations, strategies and media for campaigns.
Manage and maintain a calendar of all Dunwoody Fund campaigns, appeals and initiatives.
Monitor progress toward goals and prepares an annual assessment of annual giving.
Oversee appropriate gift acknowledgement programs.
Work with the Dunwoody Fund team to identify ways to integrate fundraising strategies in alumni and student relations.
Participate in IA team and strategy meetings and maintain an on-going professional development.
Support the Mission and Vision of Dunwoody College of Technology.
Assist the Institutional Advancement teams as needed, including hosting events.
Commit to ongoing professional development.
Demonstrated annual fund mailing campaign success.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, alumni and other external constituents.
Ability to communicate difficult messages in a professional manner.
Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines.
Must be goal and team oriented to build positive working relationships and conduct business with attention to ethical considerations and school/accreditation guidelines.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work with and communicate effectively with people from all backgrounds and at all levels.
Ability to work independently.
Mush have strong organizational skills, exceptional networking sills, and consistently display the highest levels of integrity.
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage competing priorities.
Must be professional in all aspects of the position, including appearance, demeanor and attitude.
Strategic Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level. Makes good decisions. Provides sound advice and problem solution. Provides honest and in-depth analysis on problems and issues.
Operating Skills: Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts responsibility for tasks and meets objectives and measures. Documents process, progress, and results. Is committed to continuous improvement. Works toward the most efficient and effective work processes.
Courage: Has difficult conversations as necessary. Faces up to people problems on any person or situations quickly and directly.
Energy and Drive: Is action oriented and full of energy for challenging tasks/issues. Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers. Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Organizational Positioning Skills: Can maneuver through complex situations effectively and quietly. Is sensitive to how people and organizations function. Anticipates where the land mines are and plans his/her approach accordingly.
Personal/Interpersonal Skills: Relates well to all kinds of people. Builds constructive and effective relationships. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all. Adheres to Dunwoody’s core values. Is widely trusted - Keeps confidences and admits mistakes. Practices attentive and active listening. Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself.
Baccalaureate degree (Master’s preferred) in a relevant field
Demonstrated success with annual fund campaigns
Experience with Phone-a-thon campaigns preferred
Experience in a collegiate alumni office or nonprofit agency preferred
Commitment to the Dunwoody mission preparing technicians and professionals for jobs and careers
Excellent social skills
Commitment to collaboration and working in a team environment
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private, not-for-profit, endowed institution of higher education. It is one of the few institutions of its kind in the nation, and has been a champion of applied education throughout its history. Its mission is to provide students with a high-quality technical education that result in an immediate job and a fulfilling career. Located in the Lowr...y Hill neighborhood next to downtown Minneapolis, Dunwoody College offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of technical fields. The College maintains strong ties to local business and industry and values a diverse faculty, support staff, and student body and their unique contributions to an inclusive Dunwoody community. As articulated by our founder William Hood Dunwoody, the College's vision is to provide "for all time" a place where people of diverse backgrounds receive learning opportunities that prepare them for "the better performance of life's duties."