Associate Director of Reunion Giving
Working Title: Associate Director of Reunion Giving
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: University Advancement
Posting Date: 01-23-2018
The Associate Director of Reunion Giving reports to the Director of Reunion Giving. The Associate Director is responsible for managing two to four reunion classes and recruiting the lead chairs/co-chairs in each class. He/she will recruit between 35-100 giving volunteers in each class. The Associate Director will travel making 100+ visits to secure reunion gifts to the University from undergraduate alumni in their reunion year. Gifts include leadership annual gifts, endowment gifts, capital and future support gifts. The Associate Director will manage and maintain a current portfolio of alumni capable of making leadership gifts, promoting five year pledges. The Associate Director will be responsible for researching alumni before visiting, and responsible for qualifying major gift/gift planning prospects and sharing information with University Advancement and the Schools/Units. This position works closely with University Advancement, Office of Gift Planning, Schools, Units and the Alumni Association.
A Bachelor's degree and at least three years' experience in fundraising/development is required. Experience in a higher education setting is preferred. The Associate Director should have a proven ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people as well as the ability to work independently. Excellent written and oral communications skills are required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to plan, organize and implement strategies; a strong customer-service orientation and consensus-building skills; the ability to guide and mentor more junior colleagues; an ability to establish priorities; a strong attention to detail; and will possess exceptional project planning and organizational skills.
Frequent travel will be required as well as some evening and weekend work.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated an enhanced understanding of principles of philanthropy and relationship management.
Demonstrated skill in seeking, organizing & using resources and information from a variety of sources to solve problems.
Demonstrated a higher level of autonomy in solicitations and decision-making that allows them to work independently.
Demonstrated success in achieving fundraising goals.
Ability to create marketing campaigns.
Excellent written and oral communications skills required.
Demonstrate an ability to plan, establish priorities, organize and implement strategies.
Demonstrated proven ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people, and to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong customer-service orientation and consensus-building skills.
Exceptional project planning skills, organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to guide and mentor more junior colleagues.
Ability to travel.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
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