Senior Advancement Officer

Job description

Senior Advancement Officer Please see Special Instructions for more details. East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Posting Details

Job TitleSenior Advancement OfficerPosition Number 002453Vacancy Open to All Candidates Department UAH University Advancement AdmDepartment Homepage Department UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENTDivision University Advancement Classification Title Development OfficerWorking Title Senior Advancement OfficerNumber of Vacancies 1Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0Full Time or Part Time Full TimeRecruitment RangeCommensurate with QualificationsPosition Location (City) GreenvillePosition TypeNon-FacultyJob Category Non-Faculty Senior AdministrativeOrganizational Unit Overview

The Division of University Advancement is the friend-raising and fund-raising arm of the general academic areas of the university; therefore, all of its activities are designed to generate support, financial or otherwise for East Carolina University. The units and subunits within the division work together to identify, involve, cultivate, and solicit alumni and friends of the university to gain financial support from the private sector for the purpose of enhancing the long and short range growth and welfare of the university. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement is responsible for the following diverse units: Alumni Relations, ECU Foundation, Medical and Health Sciences Foundation of ECU and University Development.

Job Duties

oThe senior officer is expected to help establish a new pace for ECU fundraising activity in terms of submitted gift proposals and closes in a fiscal year
oThe senior officer assists in the on-boarding and orientation of new team members, including making introductions to prospects, facilitating joint training meetings, and sharing best practices for prospect management, gift solicitation and travel planning
oManage a 150+ household portfolio in a multi-state area, the majority of which are qualified major gift prospects
oDevelop a strategy for each prospect in portfolio; complete 150+ face-to-face visits annually, requiring regular overnight travel
oUsing 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
oWorking a minimum of 90 days in advance, plan and execute a travel strategy based on the assigned portfolio, supplemented by strategic prospect discovery work
oMaintain 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
oAt the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor, proof reporting for all academic-advancement coordination meetings
oAt the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor, convene and lead prospect strategy discussions and other meetings as needed

The Advancement Officer will be expected to:
•Meet monthly, quarterly and annual activity metrics; document all prospect interaction appropriately
•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
•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 database and gift processing; attend all required database and compliance trainings
•Attend internal team trainings 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 at least 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 assigned region; make use of campus activities and events to create stewardship opportunities for donors
•Travel extensively throughout a multi-state area; overnight and day travel required monthly

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
-5+ years of experience in conducting successful personal solicitations for annual, leadership, or major gift fundraising or other pertinent/transferrable 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

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Master’s degree preferred

Special Instructions to Applicant

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date 09/08/2020Open Until FilledNoJob Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.Initial Screening Begins 09/22/2020Rank LevelQuick Link for Direct Access to Posting

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 328-9861 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

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    Posted: 9/9/2020
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