Serves as a class manager for assigned milestone reunion classes and non-reunion classes.
Identifies, recruits, trains, and motivates volunteers to engage and solicit their peers. Partners across ARD with University Relationship Managers to engage trustees and top donors in advancing and meeting class giving goals.
Manages a portfolio of assigned annual giving prospects and identifies new prospects to cultivate, solicit, and close annual fund gifts. Speaks persuasively about the case for annual giving support, maintaining a knowledge of and educating direct reports about College and University fundraising priorities.
Coordinates signature cultivation and recognition events, including Alumni Weekend reunion dinners and class-specific programming, in partnership with AEAG colleagues and the Office of Strategic Events
Implements, in partnership with the Collegeâ™s Leadership Annual Giving team, a discovery outreach and personal solicitation program for donors in key life stages, with a focus on undergraduate reunion class members.
Serves as primary point of contact for volunteers and alumni in assigned classes, responding to all phone, email, and mail inquiries.
Collaborates with internal and external teams to provide best-in-class engagement experiences and develops strategies for programming across regions and formats.
Facilitates proactive data pulls, reports, and lists. Completes proactive analyses of events. Assesses trends and presents findings. Tracks survey data and analyzes results. Makes recommendations based on these analyses. Maintains records and files, and updates database regularly.
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.
Contributes to the planning and implementation of programs to identify, visit, and solicit alumni, parents, and other constituencies within an assigned geographical region for gifts to meet fundraising goal. Does this with a moderate level of guidance and direction.
Contributes to the development of plans to solicit prospective donors and meet campaign goals. This includes speaking to new prospects persuasively about the case for annual giving support.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum two years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales, or similar professional work experience.
Minimum one year of experience managing volunteers, alumni, or similar constituents.
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 Phoenix, the University's donor relationship management system, and the Microsoft Windows environment.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, speak, and write effectively.
Self-motivated and take initiative.
Act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
Strong commitment to customer service.
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.
This position is located in Hyde Park at 5235 South Harper Court.
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