Leads the advancement efforts of a small, fast-paced alumni and development office, while working closely with the Executive Board President. The Executive Director is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects, the management of the annual fund, planned giving strategy, corporate and foundation proposal writing and the annual reunion. S/he will build strong relationships with alumni and friends, facilitating ongoing philanthropic support. The position will supervise one full time employee.
Plan, execute and strategize for annual reunion, scholarship ceremony, Match Day, the Freshman Fish Fry, and regional alumni receptions. Work with classes to write letters, send texts and otherwise encourage attendance and class gifts.
Oversee the management of the organization’s endowment and a $600,000 operating budget. Staff the Executive Board and its committees, including the preparation of the agenda and special projects as needed. Ensure accuracy in accounting and audit/review process, 990, 550 and K1 filings. Work to ensure alumni contact information accuracy and successful social media campaigns. Update the website, send out e mail blasts and oversee the monthly alumni newsletter.
Requirements for the position include a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization. An advanced degree is preferred. A minimum of four years of relevant work experience, preferably in a development/fundraising environment is required, with specific experience in major gifts, relationship and volunteer management. Familiarity with donor management systems and a high degree of comfort with using technology to communicate, track and share information. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational, interpersonal and project management skills. Understanding of higher education and philanthropy. Ability to travel locally and nationally when necessary and to work on occasional evenings and weekends. Strong problem solving abilities; the ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative as appropriate.?Attention to detail is critical.?Must understand and practice a high standard of confidentiality and ethical information collection.?
Additional Salary Information: This is an exempt position.
About Howard University Medical Alumni Association (HUMAA)
Howard University Medical Alumni Association (HUMAA) is a small non-profit located on the Howard University campus with a mission to support the Howard University College of Medicine.