As part of the Development fundraising team, this position will support the implementation of effective strategies to build and manage the prospect pool, prioritize approaches, steward prospects and help with events to attract funding to the Silver School of Social Work and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Responsibilities will include: Collaborate and coordinate with the research department to identify prospective donors; drive the implementations of donor strategies set by directors; ensure proper acknowledgement for dedicated gifts; provide follow-up correspondence and activity to donor requests. Cold call high capacity alumni and non-alumni prospects and donors to arrange meetings for Directors and assist with follow up. Review and drive the implementation of donor cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual prospects, and identify and suggest ways of best targeting different segments of prospective donors and alumni to engage them in order to raise giving to each donor/prospect’s capacity. Plan and draft correspondence and proposals for prospects and current donors. Manage and fine-tune the stewardship process for donors who have made gifts for scholarships, fellowships, program support and professorships to both Schools. Assist with development and implementation of programs and events directly related to raising funds for SSSW and Gallatin including committee meetings, receptions and dinners. Design and implement event standards relative to prospect cultivation and appropriate to gift size for donors and prospects. Support and assist with staffing of event and with the recruitment of alumni volunteers to assist with events.
2 years' experience with public relations, client relations, fundraising or corporate marketing or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in an academic environment.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; strong analytical and project management skills. Ability to plan and implement events. Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Experience with specialized fundraising databases.
EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity