Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts through personal visits, phone calls, correspondence, and other campaigns and events. Plan and execute a comprehensive solicitation strategy that helps build a sustainable, robust fundraising program for Spirit & Place. Maintain personal contact with donors, alumni, corporations, foundations, and community members to develop their interest in the School of Liberal Arts (SLA) and Spirit & Place to provide information concerning gift and engagement opportunities. Lead fundraising initiatives for Spirit & Place, collaborating with the Office of Development and External Affairs in planning and coordinating various programs (including annual fund), projects and efforts that help acquire capital, annual, and deferred gifts and engage its key stakeholders. Manage and grow a personal portfolio of 125-150 prospects and donors, conducting a significant number of substantive contacts and solicitations each year.
Bachelor's degree and five years of experience.
Understanding of fundraising/advancement principles and operations. Ability to relate to many different constituencies and possess excellent interpersonal and 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 SLA, IUPUI, and the IU Foundation. Ability to read and understand financial documents. Excellent organizational and communication skills. 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 interpersonal skills to work with donors, alumni, faculty, staff, and students in a collegial manner. Capacity and willingness to work in a high volume environment. Skillful time-management and prioritization.
Master's degree. Degree in nonprofit management, philanthropy, public relations, communications, business, or a related field. Experience in a high volume office environment, in a nonprofit environment, or higher education institutional advancement. 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, IU Alumni Association, other campus units and university offices, and departments and centers within SLA required for meetings and management tasks. Requires travel to various locations for donor visits, conferences, and other related fundraising events and activities. Maintain a calm and professional demeanor with superiors, colleagues, and subordinates.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3DV
Job Function: Development & Advancement
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