Implements direct marketing solicitation strategies using industry best practices for achieving an annual increase in revenue and key participation metrics through direct mail, email, web, telemarketing, and social media channels.
Coordinates and implements solicitation and communication activities with teams across campus.
Coordinates design and production of all annual giving solicitations. Partners with Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving Appeals and ARD Communications to develop and implement targeted and highly personalized full-cycle integrated solicitation strategies.
Manages production of all annual giving solicitations, including overseeing the fulfillment of data needs.
Develops and strengthens key relationships with unit partners to create, execute, and report on annual giving solicitation strategies.Â
Reviews and reports progress to goals by monitoring donor and gift activity. Analyzes renewal, retention, and acquisition rates.
Develops and maintains client relationships with various University constituencies, primarily The College, to increase annual revenue, key participation metrics, and overall engagement with the University.
Serves as primary point of contact for external print vendors and mail houses.
Thinks critically, strategically, and creatively about how direct response channels contribute to the overall goals and progress of AEAG , including dollars, donors, and undergraduate participation.
Seeks opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions and with an eye towards broadly diversifying the advancement profession.
Assists in leading the planning and implementation of programs to identify, visit, and solicit alumni, parents, and other constituencies within an assigned geographical region for gifts and tries to reach fundraising goal. Does this with a limited level of guidance and direction.
Has a deep understanding of plans to solicit prospective donors and meet campaign goals. This includes speaking to new prospects persuasively about the case for annual giving support.
Ensures quality control when monitoring various marketing channels by developing a targeted strategy for solicitation and marketing materials as well as campaign appeals, solving a range of moderately complex problems as they arise.
May collaborate with some divisions and schools, and relays information regarding capacity and inclination to give to the appropriate channels in the University through knowledge of the University process.
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.
Experience with fundraising, contact management, or other database software.
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.
A strong commitment to personal and professional development, and the ability to foster a collaborative and inclusive team environment.
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.
Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write effectively.
This position has a hybrid work schedule which includes weekly in office presence.
Standard office environment.
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Work evenings and weekends as needed.
Travel domestic and internationally.
This position is located in Hyde Park at 5235 South Harper Court.
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