Coordinates fundraising strategies leading to an annual increase in revenue and key metrics for the Annual Fund at the Booth School of Business. Implements direct marketing solicitation and communication strategies using email, mail, texting, social media, phone, and other channels.
Creates and maintains comprehensive project documentation. Ensures that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
Assists in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility.
Coordinates internal resources and third parties/vendors for the timely execution of projects.
Partners with Booth Marketing, Donor Relations, Advancement Communications, Major Gift officers and third party vendors to plan, create, schedule, execute, and evaluate productive, high-quality, cost-effective solicitation projects for the business school.
Drafts compelling solicitations in various channels using direct response marketing best practices to motivate alumni and donors to support the Annual Fund.
Stays up-to-date on direct response marketing and email marketing best practices. Uses research on giving patterns to improve solicitation techniques and improve future solicitation campaigns.
Conducts market research to create messaging and communications that are proven to resonate with the Booth alumni community.
Interacts knowledgeably with donors via multiple channels and provides high-quality customer service.
Processes purchase orders, invoices, and payments for external vendors.
Seeks opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance.
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.
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 straightforward problems as they arise.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree or higher.
A minimum of two years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations or similar work experience.
Managing complex communication projects.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly the technology tools available, including Phoenix (the University's Constituent Relationship Management System), a Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills.
Strong commitment to customer service.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University.
Strong leadership qualities, including the ability to delegate and execute, thereby leading by word and by example; work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.Â
An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative; outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, speak, and write well.
Flexible and adaptable to new programs in an emerging and changing environment.
Understanding of the University of Chicago, its history, organization and modus operandi.
This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office.
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Work some evenings and weekends.
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