This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Development and External Relations. Serves as a key member of the School of Engineering and Technology's development and external relations team. Helps develop and implement strategies that support alumni, donor, and community investment in the School. Provide strategic oversight of annual giving, selected special development campaigns, and stewardship activities. Responsible for an annual gift portfolio that promotes expansion of the donor pipeline and serves as secondary solicitor on assigned major gifts. Responsible for the oversight of school events including the planning and execution of strategic alumni and donor events. Ensures integration of engagement and philanthropic messaging in school publications, online platforms, and various recognition vehicles. Provides supervision to development and external relations staff, including Development Assistant and Development and External Relations Specialist. The Associate Director of Development for the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology must possess an excellent general knowledge of fundraising techniques and preferably have knowledge of educational fundraising methods and principles, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple projects concurrently, be highly organized and proficient in Microsoft Office. The position requires high energy and focus on constituency relations with alumni and donors.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree, plus 3 years professional experience in nonprofit sector, preferably in higher education fundraising, with a demonstrated track record of success.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Master’s degree and/or CFRE designation.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Ability to remain in a stationary position for lengthy periods of time. Must be able to move up to 25 lbs. Excellent communications skills. Hours will vary, Monday – Friday, including occasional evenings and weekends. Repetitive motions sitting at a computer keyboard. Occasionally ascending up the stairs and moving around indoors or outdoors to various offices on campus.
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