Jul 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description: Advancement Officers representing the ECU Foundation support the fundraising needs of ECU's main academic campus, including 7 colleges and numerous cross-university, interdisciplinary programs with specific fundraising needs. -As part of a 5-officer regionally aligned team, the advancement officer carries a portfolio of alumni and friends with major gift potential and executes significant qualification work on a monthly basis. The to-be-assigned region includes a major metro area to anchor travel and trip planning. -Using a foundation of 20-30 qualified, assigned major gift prospects in the to-be-assigned region, conduct significant discovery work to build, over a multi-year period, a qualified 150+ household major gift portfolio -Develop a strategy for each prospect in portfolio; complete 175+ face-to-face visits annually -Using a data-driven approach with industry-wide best practices, and in collaboration with the Associate Vice Chancellor for development, establish and work toward annual visit, solicitation, dollars raised, and prospect qualification goals; be proactive in modifying goals as the region's capacity is discovered -Working a minimum of 90 days in advance, plan and execute a travel strategy based on the assigned portfolio supplemented by strategic prospect discovery work -Maintain a working knowledge of the demographics and donor patterns of the assigned region; serve as a strategic facilitator of regional alumni events; facilitate Chancellor's, Vice Chancellor's, and Deans' travel to the region The Advancement Officer will be expected to: -Meet monthly, quarterly and annual activity metrics -Organize a high volume of data, distilling thousands of alumni records into a workable portfolio of major gift prospects and strategic discovery visits -Navigate a data-driven environment using Excel and the University's alumni database to secure visits, manage portfolio activity and articulate one's regional strategy -Demonstrate flexibility as the region is defined and one's portfolio evolves to accommodate new prospects and additional regional responsibilities in subsequent years in the role -Collaborate with University Advancement and campus-wide colleagues according to prospect management guidelines for interacting with donors -Take advantage of internal expertise in Advancement Services and Gift Records to ensure proper use of the alumni database and gift processing; attend all required database and compliance training's -Attend internal team training's around fundraising priorities and take ownership of one's own professional development needs; be conversant in each college/unit's top 3 fundraising priorities and partner with college-based liaisons as needed to create gift proposals and steward donors -Take ownership of and serve as fundraising coordinator for one university fundraising initiative (e.g. merit aid, need-based aid, alumnae philanthropy, or artistic series); maintain prospect data, inform communications materials and aid in campaign planning related to assigned initiative -Attend University-sponsored functions and events with a focus on the to-be-assigned assigned region; make use of campus activities and events to create stewardship opportunities for donors -Overnight and day travel required monthly Reporting Relationship: The Advancement Officer reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree 3 years of full-time professional experience working in a metrics-driven environment or meeting qualitative goals; demonstrated appetite for the nature of high-volume discovery work; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to interact positively with a wide range of individuals and position levels; initiative, innovation, and creativity; self-directed; ability to plan, organize, implement, oversee, and coordinate multiple tasks and meet deadlines; willing to approach roles and tasks with a commitment to the mission and values of East Carolina University.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Date Initial Screening Begins: 08-02-2017

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled