ASSOC DIR, VPUL DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNI RELATIONS
Duties: The Associate Director, Development and Alumni Relations supports the Division of the Vice Provost for University Life, with 30+ student services departments. The AD facilitates fundraising and alumni engagement activity across the division. The Associate Director is not a frontline fundraiser, but rather, a key administrative partner for University Life directors, gift officers in Development, and colleagues in Alumni Relations. Specific duties include but not limited to; Data mining (from ATLAS and other sites) to research potential prospects and engage new/existing alumni, writing divisional and departmental case statements and resource priorities, planning and attending alumni events on campus or out of town to generate and maintain alumni interest and giving, working with VPUL AVPs and Directors to establish and meet goals for alumni engagement, fundraising, and spending, serving as the VPUL representative and liaison to Alumni Relations and co-advisor to the Penn Traditions Alumni Engagement Fund (PTAEF), which is funded annually to train students about philanthropy, engagement education, and programming. Track all restricted/unrestricted gifts across the division, steward all donors, including foundations. Research and write projects to advance divisional and departmental goals, providing templates and writing advice to directors to ensure consistency in messaging and tone across the division.
Qualifications: BA/BS Degree required; Master's Degree preferred. Minimum 3-5 years demonstrating successful experience in a higher education or communications setting, preferably with knowledge of student affairs, fundraising, and alumni engagement. Must be exceptionally well-organized and able to juggle many projects simultaneously.
Must be comfortable with fast-paced environment with frequent high-level assignments and daily deliverables for colleagues and superiors. Must possess solid interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a complex environment with students, staff, faculty, families, and alumni.
Must have the ability to produce deliverables when asked and to achieve goals with limited supervision. Attention to detail and excellent written, data collection, and oral communication skills required. Familiarity and fluency with financial documents, database creation and management, and financial record- keeping required.
Must be willing to undergo extensive training in internal systems and practice discretion with confidential alumni and donor information. Must be willing to work some nights and weekends for meetings and events. Some travel required for alumni and development priorities. Valid driver's license required.
Reference Number: 85-28498
Salary Grade: 027
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: University Life Administration
Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration