The Associate Director, Development â“ UEI is responsible for leading and executing UEIâ™s fundraising from foundations and corporations. He/she may also develop proposals and reports for individuals and family foundations.
In collaboration with the Director of Development, formulate and execute a strategic plan to expand foundation and corporate giving at UEI.
Partner with central Foundation and Corporate Relations and other fundraising colleagues to develop a coordinated solicitation and stewardship strategy for each prospect.
Work with senior leadership and colleagues across UEI to define investment opportunities for foundations and corporations, including some family foundations.
Match the interests and philanthropic capabilities of prospects with the needs and long-term goals of UEI and the University.
Develop and maintain relationships with organizational program officers.
Facilitate relationships between program officers and UEI and University leadership.
Prepare materials, including concept papers, proposals, briefings, correspondence, and reports.
Assist UEI program staff in defining programs and budgetary needs for presentation to philanthropic institutions.
Track report and proposal deadlines and ensure deadlines are met.
Collaborate with UEI and ARD communications staff to develop and implement selected communications efforts such as the UEI email newsletter and marketing materials that include donor audiences.
Manage the execution of multiple projects, enlisting the support of other staff where appropriate.
Apply appropriate technologies and skills for data gathering, manipulation and management. Use Griffin and other databases to support the progress of foundation and corporate initiatives across UEI and to coordinate strategies with colleagues.
Participate in activities that will increase knowledge of UEI, other urban initiatives and the University to lead to more effective qualification, cultivation and solicitation efforts.
May hire, train and manage staff, students and temporary workers.
Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Communicate Effectively & With Influence
Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources
Display Emotional Intelligence
Demonstrate University Stewardship & Serve as a Brand Ambassador
Foster Partnership & Collaboration
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher required.
A minimum of three years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience required.
Proven record of accomplishment in solicitations and cultivation of prospective donors, or sales and client development required.
A minimum of one year of leading a project team or managing staff required.
Experience writing proposals and reports and tracking deadlines required.
A minimum of one year of experience of developing and monitoring budgets preferred.
Experience with fundraising, contact management or other database software preferred.
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 Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
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