Asst Director, Development

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
May 18, 2017
Temple University
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Development for the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), the Assistant Director will devise strategies and be responsible for prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation of gifts of, as well as significant stewardship activity as part of a fully implemented individual giving program. Working in coordination with the University's Annual Fund team, the Assistant Director will strategize and manage the entire annual fund activity for the College of Liberal Arts. In addition, the Assistant Director will assist the Assistant Dean of Development with Board of Visitor meeting management, major event coordination, and will also serve as the staff liaison for the College Alumni Board; developing an alumni relations strategy with the goal of increasing alumni engagement.Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and three years of fundraising/higher education alumni experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

* Excellent interpersonal skills are required with the ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals both inside and outside of the university.

* Superb oral and written communication skills.

* Ability to travel and work evening and weekend hours.

* Fluency with database systems, Excel, Word, Banner and other standard programs.

* Demonstrated success with developing and sustaining relationships with key donors, volunteers, alumni, faculty, and senior staff.

* Ability to articulate the vision and mission of the university as well as the College of Liberal Arts.

* Demonstrated creativity and strategic thinking with the ability to take initiative and demonstrate the willingness to learn multiple subjects.

* Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to adjust to a dynamic University work environment.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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