The Manager of Development serves as an Alumni Relations professional, in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations for the Downers Grove Campus. This position reports to Director of Development and Alumni Relations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Identifying and cultivating prospective donors as well as grant opportunities.
Developing fund-raising initiatives among corporate and alumni constituents.
Some travel to make prospect visits and attend alumni conferences will be expected.
Contribute to a comprehensive fundraising and Alumni program for Midwestern.
Emphasis will be placed on the development of successful corporate, “planned giving” and “major gifts” initiatives.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in business, education or the liberal arts; master’s degree and/or specialized professional training preferred. Minimum of five years experience in Development/Fundraising Public Relations, Corporate Relations, or Alumni Relations. Prior experience in Higher Education or Health Care is preferred. Other requirements include: Understanding of principles of fund-raising and alumni relations programming; Public relations and community relations abilities; Professionalism in interacting with internal and external publics; exceptional communication skills, both written and oral; ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a variety of constituents.
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
High skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to top management, and boards of directors
Intermediate skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Basic skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee is regularly required to walk; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
“Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).”
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