Open Date: 02/16/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: The Advancement Officer will be a fundraising professional who knows and understands the culture, nature, and purpose of development/advancement activities as they apply to the university environment and possess at a minimum: -A Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) -3+ years of experience in conducting successful personal solicitations for annual, leadership, or major gift fundraising or other pertinent/transferable relevant experience -Familiarity with industry best practices related to metrics; demonstrated appetite for the nature of high-volume discovery work -Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated competence in delivering presentations to individuals or groups -Ability to interact positively with a wide range of individuals and position levels -Initiative, innovation, and creativity; self-directed and motivated to excel in a metrics-driven environment -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 Applicant: Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references including contact information.
Job Duties: The ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation Advancement Officer will focus on the East Carolina Heart Institute, the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center, the East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute, and research priorities by: -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 150+ face-to-face visits annually -Using a data-driven approach with industry-wide best practices, and in collaboration with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Division, establish and work toward annual visit, solicitation, dollars raised, and prospect qualification goals; be proactive in modifying goals as capacity is discovered -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; serve as a strategic facilitator of various alumni events; facilitate Chancellor's, Vice Chancellor's, and Deans' travel.