Engagement and Constituent Relations - DIRECTOR - ENGAGEMENT & CONSTITUENT RELATIONS
Vacancy ID S2283 Job Title DIRECTOR - ENGAGEMENT & CONSTITUENT RELATIONS Department Engagement and Constituent Relations School/Parent Organization College Relations and Advancement Parent Org Division College Relations and Advancement Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Anticipated start date 07/09/2018 If temporary, expected end date Hours per week 37.5 Weeks Per Year 52.2 Normal Start Time 8:30 AM Normal End Time 5:00 PM Position/Job Summary
Provide leadership in the development, implementation, and management of a donor relations program focused on leadership, major, and principal gift prospects. Manage a comprehensive donor relations program for all donors. Oversee programs for the engagement of students, young alumni, and alumni creating a continuum of connection. Oversee the maintenance of data, the tracking of documentation and correspondence with donors for endowment and scholarship accounts and restricted use gifts. Develop policies and procedures for those programs managed. Oversee donor recognition events, engagement events, and associated communications. Responsible for gift receipting and donor acknowledgement. The director will have frequent contact with the prospect managers, annual fund staff, strategic marketing and communications staff, advancement services, student financial services, financial services, academic deans, and other staff and faculty.
1. Oversee a team responsible for the management of donor-funded scholarship; the Friends of Ithaca College recognition; the online memorial tribute; donor relations signage on campus; and events and programs that engage, and provide recognition to our alumni, parents and family members, friends, faculty, and staff throughout the cycles of their relationships with the college.
2. With the assistant vice president, partner with College Relations and Communications on the development and implementation of a strategic advancement communications plan, which encompasses development, donor relations, and alumni and family relations.
3. Develop, manage, and document a comprehensive stewardship program for all donors, from broad-based to principal gifts. Develop, implement, and monitor donor relations policies and procedures.
4. Oversee the drafting and approval of new fund and gift agreements. Develop and maintain a comprehensive endowment and donor relations data, utilizing Advance and Fundriver.
5. Develop, demonstrate, and promote multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion as a college priority, communicate to employees an expectation of behavior that is civil and inclusive when interacting with all staff, faculty, students and visitors and promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment.
6. Develop donor relations strategies for all donors and relatives of donors (when appropriate) of leadership gifts plus, planned, major, planned, and principal gifts, including those for endowments, capital projects, and restricted use, in consultation with prospect managers when appropriate. Oversee donor relations and recognition of key donors and work with the appropriate program managers to provide guidance on recognition programs.
7. Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for donors at all levels, including the implementation of the receipt and acknowledgment model for gifts.
8. Provide support and oversight to ensure consistent branding and messaging for programs such as the Blue & Gold Society and the Friends of Ithaca College.
9. Oversee the preparation of regular reports to donors and internal audiences, in collaboration with student financial services, financial services and school/college officers. For endowments, maintain fund data that includes the background of the donor(s), dates of the initial gift for each endowment and successive gifts, purpose of the endowment, current market value of the endowed fund, and annual use of the endowment income for reporting purposes.
10. Oversee parent relations in conjunction with the Director of Family Giving, providing guidance to the Associate Director responsible for the engagement of Ithaca College parents and family members.
11. Serve as the staff liaison to the Alumni Awards Committee of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
12. Serve as liaison to the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, and offices within that division including Career Services, Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs.
13. Oversee all donor relations signage on campus, including drafting appropriate language, signage production, and installation.
14. Works collaboratively with the other Director of Engagement and Constituent Relations to oversee the strategy, development and management of events and programs to ensure consistent experiences, systems, and processes.
15. Oversee the program that encompasses the engagement of students and young alumni, and the program that connects alumni to the college through their graduation classes, creating a continuum of connection from student to alumnus/a, to create a culture of involvement and philanthropy.
16. Participate in and support other events sponsored by the Division of College Relations and Advancement.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree and a minimum of five years' experience in development, alumni relations, communications, donor relations or related field; ability to work independently, excellent attention to detail, self-motivated, strong organizational, written and verbal communications skills; ability to plan, develop and implement activities, programs and special events; previous experience working with and supervising volunteers; ability to cultivate an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment; ability to treat all people equitably and with a sensitivity and awareness to cultural difference; demonstrated ability to hold others accountable for behavior that is supportive of a community that is diverse and inclusive; flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and some travel is required; a working knowledge of various word processing, spreadsheet, and database software applications are required. Experience working in a college or university setting is preferred.
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/ and attach a resume. cover letter and list of three professional references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position Department description College Description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.
We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.
We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.
When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.
Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.
To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at http://ithaca.edu
Market Hiring Range $58,480 to $68,000 FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes
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