Serves as the development manager for the University's Board of Trustees and Trustee Emeriti. Supports the work of the Vice President. Serves as liaison between ARD and the Office of the Secretary.
Works closely with volunteers and colleagues university-wide on a variety of projects related to the Board of Trustees and the Office of the Vice President. Uses strategic and creative skills to help fundraisers develop and implement plans for increased Trustee involvement in the University as donors and as deeply engaged volunteers. Assists in the coordination cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities for Trustees.
Assists in developing and managing communications including presentations, financial and stewardship reports, briefing documents, formal solicitations and acknowledgments. Produces regular reports to summarize Trustee comprehensive contributions and fundraising progress. Prepares compelling annual fund solicitation letters. Manages financial and survey report production, mailings and database maintenance.
Prepares agenda, talking points and supporting documents for the Vice President's regular meetings with the Chair of the Board and the Chairs/Members of the Institutional Capacity and Trusteeship and Governance Committees. Partners closely with staff in the Office of the Secretary to prepare briefings and other materials, as well to share information and best practices regarding work with the Trustees.
Performs extensive writing, proofreading and editing functions. Tailors writing, communication style, tone and content of message to best suit the intended audience. Develops relevant and timely written responses on behalf of the Vice President and other university leadership. Assists senior leadership and other colleagues in communicating clear messages to Trustees, stakeholders and other critical audiences.
Researches, analyzes and integrates diverse information and data from varied sources, collaborates with colleagues university-wide to determine the appropriate communication vehicles and language that most effectively and best articulates the President's vision, ideas, initiatives and long-term goals for the University.
Assists manager in creating a strategic plan for Trustee solicitation pipeline management in coordination with frontline fundraisers. Assists the Vice President, senior leaders, frontline fundraisers and the Prospect Management team to develop and manage a strategic plan for moving Trustees through the solicitation pipeline.
Serves as a resource to colleagues University-wide as they work with Trustees in the solicitation and closure of major and principal gifts. Coordinates the tracking and documentation of future campaign fundraising solicitations and progress. Produces regular reports to summarize Trustee comprehensive contributions and fundraising progress.
May hire, manage, evaluate, develop and terminate staff as needed and as assigned
Seeks opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance including attending webinars, seminars, building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Has a deep understanding of fundraising operations for a school or department of the University. Participates in the development of fundraising goals, policies and short and long-term strategies. Assesses, analyzes and evaluates fundraising programs, specialized projects or major events.
Prepares annual development reports assessing progress toward achievement of goals. Analyzes and evaluates information to identify trends and patterns, evaluates strategies and makes recommendations.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum five years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience.
Minimum one year of leading a project team or managing staff.
Minimum one year of experience developing and monitoring budgets.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
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 the University's donor relationship management system and the Microsoft Office Suite.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write effectively.
Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
Prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
Facilitate planning and organize meetings.
Participate actively and consistently in staff meetings.
Standard office environment.
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business as needed.
Occasionally work evenings and weekends as needed.
Cover Letter, addressed to Hiring Committee (preferred)
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