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Background Check Statement:
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Eligibility for Employment:
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Two or more years successful experience in sales or major gifts fundraising
Ability to understand the needs and interests of potential donors and donors in order to develop relationships between them and colleges or areas
Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting Appalachian's fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with faculty, senior leaders, trustees, alumni, volunteers, and the advancement office team
One to two years' experience in making cold calls as well as the ability to develop cultivation and solicitation strategies
Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments
Must be willing to work evenings and travel
Ability to manage competing priorities consulting with supervisor as necessary and meet tight deadlines
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Under supervision, assist in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding alumni, parents, and friends of the institution capable of making gifts of $50,000 or more.
Develop a pipeline to meet increasing annual fundraising goals by working with the Office of Prospect Management and Research to identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts prospects who are capable of contributing $50,000+ to the University.
Work with supervisor to recommend and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual prospects.
Under supervision, prepare written proposals to solicit prospects for gifts in support of the University; use of persuasive language to promote visionary gift opportunities
Have the ability to follow procedures in coordination with the Office of Gift Processing to ensure effective collecting, recording, accounting, acknowledgement and follow-up on all gifts
Work collaboratively with administration, volunteers, advisory board members, and other advancement staff as appropriate.
Identify and interact with potential donors.
As appropriate, refer donors and potential donors to other development staff members.
Monthly contact reports, moves and prospect management activities must be recorded.
Frequent travel is a priority in this position requiring flexibility in work hours to include evenings and travel as needed to accomplish objectives and satisfy goals.
The position requires the ability to prepare written proposals to solicit prospects for gifts in support of the University to promote visionary gift opportunities.
An aggressive understanding of the priorities and case for support for areas across campus is expected.
The ability to work collaboratively with fundraising colleagues in central development and constituent schools and units is necessary.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 - 5:00 pm except when travel, evening and weekend work is required
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow h...olistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.