ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Annual Fund Initiatives
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Annual Fund Initiatives
NSOE & Earth Sci Durham-External Affairs
Working Title: Assistant Director, Annual Fund Initiatives
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Development & Alumni Relations, the Assistant Director will be responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing a comprehensive and sustainable annual giving program and for supporting other strategic initiatives within the Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE) and Duke University. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Development & Alumni Relations team to build and maintain a pipeline of engaged alumni and donors.
Work closely with University Development's Annual Fund to manage, collaborate and implement the Nicholas School's annual giving activities, including developing special solicitation materials, telephone scripts, campaign aids and coordinating regular mailings to alumni and donors.
Act as the Nicholas School representative on University-wide annual fund and special initiative meetings and/or groups. Coordinate Nicholas School annual giving activities with other areas and programs within University Development as needed.
In collaboration with the Office of Development & Alumni Relations team, develop annual fund and special initiative promotional and stewardship materials.
Develop and maintain personal contact with alumni, prospects, friends, and donors of the Nicholas School through monthly domestic and local travel, in order to cultivate awareness, secure support, and provide stewardship for the annual fund, alumni engagement, and special initiatives.
Lead the development, implementation, and coordination of new strategically focused solicitation efforts and programs to increase participation and unrestricted annual fund support for NSOE among alumni, students, faculty, and staff.
Assist in the implementation and coordination of a team-based tiered prospect management and reporting system in support of efforts to identify, qualify and solicit new annual fund, alumni engagement, and special initiative prospects, with an emphasis on individuals and alumni who have never given, been engaged, or who have potential to give at least $1,000 annually.
Work to establish and maintain tools and/or processes that will assist in the analyses, evaluation, and reporting of program effectiveness, activities and contributions against annual fund and other special initiatives goals, targets, and projections. Additionally, utilize this information to better coordinate and organize proactive stewardship and pledge fulfillment efforts.
Coordinate and oversee efforts to grow and enhance the Nicholas School's annual fund giving recognition program.
Enlist, support and provide direction to alumni volunteer workers and committees for participation in various aspects of annual fund solicitation programs and NSOE activities.
Develop budgetary recommendations for annual fund efforts; record and accurately report on actual costs and evaluate the use of funds within assigned programs and activities.
Participate in the fundraising efforts of Nicholas School's Office of Development & Alumni Relations and lend organizational assistance to stewardship and special fund raising projects as requested.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Three years of experience in alumni affairs, public relations, fund raising, sales and promotions, marketing, student activities or a related field in order to acquire skills necessary to administer, coordinate and/or participate in general fund raising activities and proposal development.
Candidates must demonstrate successful project management experience, including meeting numerous deadlines and objectives and managing multiple concurrent projects with limited resources. Excellent communication skills are required. Experience and comfort in interacting with prospects from a variety of different class years and professional backgrounds. Required technical skills include proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as a willingness and ability to master Access and SAP-based database tools.
Must have a strong work ethic and be able to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment. Ability to work evenings, weekends, and travel as needed. Creativity, adaptability, diplomatic skills, and sense of humor needed to be successful in this job.
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Work requires the skills and knowledge normally acquired throughcompletion of a Bachelor's degree.
3 years progressive fund raising/customer relations/marketing or salesand promotions experience in team environment. Proven verbal andwritten communication skills and computer experience with Windowsenvironment. Occasional travel required.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.