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This position supports the mission of Loyola Marymount University by helping to ensure the effective execution of the annual giving program, which sustains and grows the philanthropic base of support for the University. Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director oversees the production of appeals across all channels, including direct mail, email, and web. The position serves as a thought partner to Advancement Communications on audience design and segmentation, while working closely with database analysts to ensure accurate data delivery. The position is also responsible for tracking production expenditures against the budget, while also managing the reporting on program outcomes.
LMU believes that diversity and excellence go together; we seek to hire individuals who have a significant potential for cultural contribution in the workplace and a commitment to working effectively with colleagues and donors from diverse backgrounds.
Position Specific Responsibilities
Serves as the project manager for all direct response appeals, crowdfunding efforts, and special campaigns like the Day of Giving. Develops project schedules, tracks due dates and deliverables, and ensures that all solicitations are executed on time. Serves as the primary point of contact for Advancement communication on all production issues. (40%)
Requests data for each appeal and partners with the Data Systems, Analytics, and Reporting team to ensure that correct recipients are selected for each fundraising effort, that appropriate segmentation logic is put in place, and that all required suppressions are applied. Manages seed lists. Coordinates with the Gifts and Records team on new record loads and appends, which may impact data availability for solicitations. (25%)
Schedules all production and team meetings. Prepares agendas for all meetings. Facilitates discussion on immediate and long-term production priorities to ensure that all team members are consistently informed, and all activities stay on track. (15%)
Manages vendor estimates, obtains approvals, records distribution counts, and tracks expenditures against the budget. Processes invoices and provides regular spending reports to the team and department leadership. (5%)
Collects and records outcomes of all appeals, crowdfunding campaigns, and everyday online giving efforts. Tracks philanthropic revenue, donor counts, and responses by appeal code. Reports regularly on the program results and progress to goal for each channel. (10%)
Performs related duties as assigned. (5%)
Loyola Marymount University Expectations Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Promote an environment that supports diversity and inclusivity. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct.
A bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
Minimum 3 years nonprofit fundraising, development operations, and/or direct marketing experience, preferably in a higher education setting.
Exemplary communication (both written and oral), project management and organization skills.
Demonstrated computer competency. Experience with project management or productivity software like Smartsheet.
Familiarity with fundraising data and basic understanding of audience segmentation. Experience with common advancement databases like Ellucian Advance or Raiser's Edge.
Must be goal-oriented and self-motivated individual who can demonstrate accountability, initiative, creativity and focus in rapidly changing and intellectually stimulating environment.
Demonstrate strong active listening skills and ability to negotiate positive outcomes.
Demonstrate the ability to manage time and workload to multitask and achieve goals in a deadline driven environment.
Demonstrate a genuine desire to contribute to a collaborative, ethical and professional team environment.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Reasonable Expected Salary -$67,000 - $70,000 Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Staff Term (Fixed Term)
$66,560.00 - $75,200.00 Salary commensurate with education and experience.Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.