1) Manage the teamâ™s stewardship and donor relations program, including gathering data on fund usage, report production, and overseeing and implementing the gift acknowledgment process.
2) Assist in the planning and execution of divisional events, including cultivation and stewardship events, as well as the annual SSD Advisory Council meetings and activities.
3) Coordinate direct response efforts across all giving channels and write compelling appeals and other direct response materials.
4) Liaise with faculty, administrative leaders, and other colleagues to remain current on the mission and priorities of the Division of the Social Sciences
5) Qualify potential major gift donors through personal visits and research; solicit gifts across all annual giving levels and ensure appropriate donor recognition and stewardship.
6) Support the Director and Associate Director by gathering information from divisional partners on events, stories, and other avenues for donor engagement.
7) Analyze and synthesize data to prepare reports on program performance across all gift levels and identify potential prospects.
8) Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
1) Communicate Effectively & With Influence.
2) Display Emotional Intelligence.
3) Foster Partnership & Collaboration.
4) Lead Performance & Flawless Execution.
5) Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources.
6) Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University and the Division of the Social Sciences, 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.
7) Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
8) Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
9) Willingness and ability to travel for events and qualification visits based on programmatic and regional needs to strengthen engagement with the Social Sciences Division.
1) Standard office environment
1) Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative.
2) Ability to prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
1) A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales, or similar professional work experience.
2) Experience in working with volunteers.
3) Demonstrated project management experience.
2) Cover Letter (optional)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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