CLASS GIVING DIRECTOR, 35TH AND 40TH REUNIONS

Location
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Posted
Mar 17, 2016

Duties: Reporting to the Director of Class Giving and Reunion Programs, contact prospective donors via personal visits, telephone and email and to solicit at least 500 prospects, 150 of them at the Benjamin Franklin Society level ($2,500+) and conduct no less than 70 personal meetings per annum, with special emphasis on solicitation of leadership level donors and endowed scholarship gifts of $150,000 or more. Recruit, train and manage the activity of 35th and 40th gift committee volunteers, as well as manage the solicitations within all classes from the 32nd through 41st reunions. Work with colleagues and volunteers on assigning a minimum of 400 peer prospects for volunteer solicitations. Communicate regularly with individual volunteers and committees, sharing progress to goals, strategies for solicitation, and information regarding reunion giving priorities. The ideal candidate must display strong organizational and project management abilities. Evaluate class-giving patterns, identify prospective donors, and assess progress towards goals. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and adept with utilizing data and analysis tools, and will bring an analytical viewpoint to the position. Frequent collaboration with The Penn Fund Marketing and Donor Participation Team, The Office of Alumni Relations, Central Major Gifts Team, and School and Center based fundraising staff. Participation is expected at events such as the Penn Reunion Leadership Conference (PRLC), Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, volunteer appreciation events, regional pre-reunion events, and other events as necessary.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and 3-5 years relevant work experience with at least 2 years experience in fundraising/gift solicitation, preferably in higher education. Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as solid interpersonal skills. Initiative, enthusiasm, collegiality, and flexibility are highly desirable traits. Must uphold a commitment to the organizational values of Penn Development and Alumni Relations. Ability to participate in events such as the Penn Reunion Leadership Conference (PRLC), Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, volunteer appreciation events, regional pre-reunion events, and other events as necessary. Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less. Evening/weekend work, travel and valid driver's license are required.

Reference Number: 90-22358

Salary Grade: 027

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Penn Fund

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: F-Development/Fundraising/Marketing