As part of the Development team work closely with the head of Alumni Relations to serve the community of nearly 40,000 Tisch alumni. Professional fundraiser, who will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a targeted portfolio of mostly alumni annual fund prospects for the School. Position will solicit $200,000+ annually; facilitate 80-100 meetings per year. Provide high level project management and problem solving support, and build and replenish prospect portfolios to attract funding. Build and manage the team's prospect pool and help prioritize and approach prospects. The Development Associate will also work closely with other departments at UDAR including Major Gift fundraisers, Alumni Relations, ITS, Prospect Development, and other development offices throughout the University to raise support for School from local, regional, state, national and international sources. The candidate selected for this position will also lead special projects at the request and discretion of the Associate Dean, Director of Development, and Associate Director of Development. Travel, both local and national, is required.
2 years' experience with public relations, fundraising or corporate marketing or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in an academic environment and/or experience with budgeting and accounting
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong analytical and project management skills; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of word processing, strong knowledge of excel, and database software.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Experience with MS Access and specialized fundraising databases.
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