Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Volunteer Management
4 Year Degree
If you are currently a fundraising professional looking to broaden your sector experience, or an experienced Alumni Officer eager to advance your career and start working toward fundraising targets, the University of Guelph is seeking to fill full-time and temporary Alumni Advancement Manager positions. Join Alumni Affairs and Development (AA&D) and be a part of connecting ideas and innovation!
Reporting to the Associate Director, Alumni Advancement, the Alumni Advancement Manager works with our college academic partners to raise funds for their highest priorities which include scholarships, program development and capital funding. Working closely with the College Dean and faculty, the incumbent is responsible to implement a strategic plan designed to engage alumni in the life of the college and achieve fundraising targets through the active management of a relationship base of approximately 80-100 prospects for gifts of up to $25,000 combined with the implementation of reunion and class projects.
Additionally, the Alumni Advancement Manager provides counsel to the Dean and Associate Deans regarding all aspects of college alumni activity, including recommendations on budget allocation and new initiatives. The incumbent also implements strategic volunteer plans for approximately 50-75 alumni volunteers, including alumni associations, boards and committees; and works with key staff in AA&D to develop effective communication strategies aimed to keep alumni and friends informed of activities of interest. Other ongoing duties include reunion cultivation and facilitation, event planning and coordination, drafting correspondence, responding to day to day inquiries from alumni, coordination of alumni volunteers for various University events, and other associated duties.
To be considered for the role of Alumni Advancement Manager, applicants must have:
An undergraduate degree coupled with a minimum of three years’ experience in alumni relations, fundraising and/or non-profit management or an equivalent combination thereof;
Experience securing gifts through a variety of methods is highly desired;
A strong interest and proven skill in effectively connecting and communicating with people and building and nurturing relationships;
A strong record of volunteer and program management, and the demonstrated ability to conceptualize, analyze, develop and coordinate programs;
Proficiency with computers, CRM database software, MS Office (Word, Excel);
Demonstrated motivation working toward targets/goals and ability to take initiative, think creatively and with an entrepreneurial mindset;
Superior analytical skills and strategic-thinking ability;
A high level of diplomacy, tact, judgment and adaptability;
Experience working in a university environment is considered an asset;
Ability to participate in regular evening and weekend meetings and event activities.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.
At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.
To learn more about this opportunity, please connect with Sarah Lima, HR Director (Talent Acquisition) at (519) 824-4120 x 56495 or email@example.com
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