Reporting to the Executive Director for Annual Giving, the Assistant Director, Student Philanthropy is primarily responsible for planning, developing and implementing integrated student engagement and fundraising strategies, using short and long-range programming goals aimed at increasing participation and involvement from that constituency. The position must have superb management skills to grow volunteer engagement in dollars raised and student participation rates with major focus on the students of the senior class. The position will create and foster relationships with on-campus partners to integrate annual fund activity into efforts with students such as Convocation, Orientation, Homecoming, Day of Giving, Welcome Week, Alumni Weekend and Commencement.
The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills, an ability to communicate effectively with students, fundraising experience and the ability to lead student volunteer groups. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of directly related experience in annual giving, alumni relations, development, volunteer management, or related field. Experience in personally soliciting gifts preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
*Excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding personal initiative.
*Highly detail oriented and motivated.
*Superior communication skills with the ability to connect to students; clarity and persuasiveness in written and oral communications.
*Strong organizational skills; ability to plan ahead, think strategically, and manage multiple projects and deadlines; ability to remain calm and level-headed under pressure.
*Flexibility and willingness to adapt in a fast-paced work environment.
*Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
*Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.
*Working knowledge of all applicable computer software and applicable professional principles
This position requires a background check
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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