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The Senior Associate Director of Development reports directly to the Director of Development, Sam Fox School, and is a key leader within the department. The Senior Associate Director of Development is a frontline, major gifts officer with other duties as assigned by the Director. The Senior Associate Director of Development may serve as a project manager on appropriate initiatives that engage donors, prospects and potential supporters. The Senior Associate Director of Development provides assistance and leadership for the team to promote and solicit prospects for major, planned, and annual fund gifts.
Manage a portfolio of 250 major gift, planned giving, and annual fund prospects. Develop and implement plans for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects, involving the Sam Fox School dean and other school leaders and faculty as appropriate. Conduct 170 personal visitations, qualify 30 new prospects, and complete 50+ solicitations over the course of a fiscal year, each year. Implement solicitation strategies for 25 or more prospects who are capitally rated $100,000 and higher. Coordinate prospect identification and solicitation with the Director of Development and other Alumni & Development staff as appropriate.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal constituents of the Sam Fox School and develop broad comprehension of Fox School teaching and research programs and the Kemper Art Museum.
Undertake special assignments for the Director of Development as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required. At least four years of experience in higher education development or a related field. A track record of successful major gift and planned giving solicitations. Management skills, both operational and strategic. Experience working with volunteer committees and providing staffing to volunteer leaders. Ability to articulate the overall mission of the School and the University, and to acquire and convey a general understanding of the teaching and research agendas of the School.
Other relevant skills:
Honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, and perspective. A strong work ethic, supported by commitment and follow-through. Ability to listen carefully, learn quickly, and work effectively in a complex organization. Superior oral and written communication skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with high net worth individuals. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across development offices, and to work with diverse constituencies. Some travel is required - 25% of time or less.
Demonstrated ability to implement effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for prospects and donors. Experience in development “best practices” and familiarity with planned giving. Professional experience in a higher education environment. General knowledge of or willingness to become familiar with fields of art, design and architecture, as well as museum fundraising.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
To learn more about careers in Alumni & Development please visit http://alumni.wustl.edu/ContactUs/Career_Opportunities/
-Retirement Savings Plan
-22 vacation days
-8 Paid Holidays
-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
-Free Life Insurance
-Health, Dental, Vision
-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
-Long Term Disability Insurance
-Flex Spending Plan
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)