The Assistant Director for Development for Spirit & Place will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts through personal visits, phone calls, correspondence, and other campaigns and events. Execute a comprehensive solicitation strategy that helps build a sustainable, robust fundraising program for Spirit & Place. Maintain personal contact with donors, corporations, foundations, and community members to develop their interest and provide information on gift and engagement opportunities for Spirit & Place. Lead fundraising initiatives for Spirit & Place, collaborating with the Office of Development and External Affairs (ODEA) staff for ideas in planning and coordinating various programs (including the annual fund for Spirit & Place, Point-of-Entry events, and Ask events) that help acquire capital, annual, and deferred gifts and engage its key stakeholders. Work with volunteers to help with planning and running various events and projects. Manage and grow a personal portfolio of 50-75 prospects and donors, conducting a significant number of substantive contacts and solicitations each year.
Bachelor's degree and two years of experience in a nonprofit environment.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Broad understanding of fundraising / advancement principles and operations. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to many different constituencies. Excellent communication skills. Excellent working knowledge of, and ability to use, the full Microsoft Office Suite and integrated client database systems, as well as easily learn other computer programs used by School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI, and the IU Foundation. Ability to read and understand financial documents. Excellent organizational skills including a high degree of attention to detail. Good judgement and discretion. Experience in service-oriented, client-based relationships, with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding customer service. Enhanced ability to work and interact with donors, faculty, staff, and prospective donors in a collegial manner. Ability and willingness to work in a high volume office environment. Skillful time management and ability to prioritize tasks. Good command of written English and ability to proofread one's work and other's.
Master's degree. Major in nonprofit management, philanthropy, public relations, communications, business, or related fields. Experience in a high volume office environment. Knowledge of university, foundation, and campus policies and procedures.
Working Conditions / Demands
Requires minimal physical effort. Frequent movement between the offices of the IU Communications, IU Foundation, other campus units and university offices, and departments and centers within School of Liberal Arts required for meetings and management tasks. Requires travel to various locations for donor visits, conferences, and other related fundraising events and activities. Must maintain a calm and professional demeanor with superiors, colleagues, and subordinates.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 2DV
Job Function: Development
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