1) The Associate Director of Direct Appeals is a key member of the Annual & Leadership Giving Team responsible for securing immediate-use support from alumni and friends through direct marketing channels, and for meeting program benchmarks and annual revenue goals.
2) Develop and implement direct marketing solicitation strategies using industry best practices for achieving annual giving goals through direct mail, email, web, telemarketing, digital, and social media channels.
3) Counsel internal school partners and constituencies on the most effective use of mass solicitation strategies, develop and maintain client relationships with various university constituencies, and partner with leadership giving and reunion and class giving colleagues on fundraising campaigns.
4) Manage and execute the writing, development, coordination, and production of all Chicago Booth direct appeal solicitation materials.
5) Provide direct management of staff responsible for direct appeal fundraising.
6) Use research on alumni giving patterns to improve solicitation techniques, segmentation, and predictive analytics.
7) Responsible for oversight and analysis, including monthly reports of program statistics and analysis; market segmentation and analysis; direct mail, email, and telemarketing performance metrics.
8) Collaborate with reunion and class gift officers, leadership gift officers, the individual giving team, as well as events and alumni relations staff members to identify and promote annual giving.
1) Direct annual giving solicitation experience.
2) Digital fundraising experience.
3) A minimum of one year of experience developing and monitoring budgets.
4) Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills.
5) Strong commitment to customer service.
6) Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
7) Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to Boothâ™s Office of Advancement, including Griffin, the Universityâ™s alumni and donor database of record, a Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
8) Strong leadership qualities, including the ability to both delegate and execute, thereby leading by word and example; work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.Â
9) An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative required; outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, speak, and write well.
10) Must be flexible and adaptable to new programs in an emerging and changing environment.
11) Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
12) Understanding of the University of Chicago, its history, organization and modus operandi.
13) Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
1) Bachelor's degree or higher.
1) A minimum of three years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations or similar work experience.
2) Experience planning and managing a project team or managing staff.
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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