Associate Director of Development, Student Affairs (Job ID 30206)
Basic Function and Responsibility:
The Associate Director of Development, Student Affairs, is responsible for managing a portfolio of prospects and soliciting annual, major, and capital gifts in support of Student Affairs. Responsibilities include the execution of short- and long-term strategies to secure gifts in support of the university's funding priorities. Additionally, this person develops and manages relationships with key volunteers, ensuring a pipeline of active alumni and donors.
Qualify, develop, and manage a portfolio of donors.
Identify and communicate funding priorities for the assigned unit in consultation with dean/unit leader(s) and senior advancement leaders.
Prepare and execute an annual development plan for securing annual, major, and capital gifts, with monthly activity and progress goals.
With the Director of Annual Giving, identify segments for annual appeal solicitation
Identify and utilize volunteers, faculty, staff, publications and other resources to identify linkage, ability, and interest of major gift prospects.
Represent the entire range of University needs and funding priorities to major gift prospects as appropriate.
Ensure that prospects capable of major gifts are cultivated and solicited in an appropriate and deliberate manner.
Keep current on programs and faculty/research/student initiatives at the university.
This position requires travel and a willingness to work weekends and evenings as necessary.
Coordinate with donor relations staff to ensure high level of stewardship is offered.
Attend key events as necessary to steward donor relationships.
Assist with other development projects as assigned.
A bachelor's degree is required.
At least 3 years of experience successfully leading annual or major gifts fund raising efforts.
Demonstrated success of soliciting individuals.
Must be able to manage multiple priorities.
Ability to develop effective partnerships with internal and external constituencies.
Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Effective communication skills including ability to write and speak persuasively about the institution.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Strong interpersonal and motivational skills.
Ability to work independently while also working as a member of the University Advancement team.
Application Deadline June 23, 2019
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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The University of Missouri, St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including; health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, vacation & sick time accrual, four personal days per year, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, pension and employee & dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefit, please visit http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.
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