The Assistant Director of Annual Giving will lead the Carey Business School's annual giving program, and will play a key role within the School's Development and Alumni Relations Operations team. The focus of the position is to elevate the philanthropic culture among Carey alumni.
Reporting to the Director of Campaign Operations, and working closely with the entire Carey Development and Alumni Relations team, the position will be responsible for creating, implementing, and tracking the School's comprehensive annual giving program. The Assistant Director of Annual Giving will be tasked with developing direct mail and phone-a-thon campaigns, as well as oversight of the School's new Leadership Annual Giving Society towards the goal of increasing alumni participation and dollars raised.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Develop, design, author, implement, and track Carey Business School direct mail and phone-a-thon schedules, materials, and message points.
Act as the liaison between the University's central Annual Giving Office and the Carey Business School to ensure annual giving strategies align. Also, coordinate with the University's Office of Gift
Planning to incorporate planned giving strategies into the School's annual giving plan.
Coordinate with gift officers to ensure necessary and appropriate attention is given to annual donors.
Create annual giving dashboards and reports for the School's Development and Alumni Relations team and Carey Business School leadership. Use information gathered from the ALADIN database and other resources to develop and format written text, graphs, tables, and diagrams for presentations and reports.
Oversee the University's pledge reminder process.
Develop and maintain an effective and efficient working knowledge of the ALADIN database. Enter data into the system on a daily basis to ensure alumni records are up-to-date.
Provide general office support including gift processing, expense processing, event support, and other duties as requested.
High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor's degree strongly preferred. Three years related experience required. Five years of related experience preferred.
Knowledge and Skill:
Must have prior knowledge of and experience with annual giving campaigns, preferably within a higher educational context.
Highly proficient with software packages, including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases such as Excel and Word. Access proficiency preferred. ALADIN proficiency preferred.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle consistently shifting priorities and multiple tasks.
The ability to produce a work product with a high degree of accuracy in a limited time period; and the ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.
Strong interpersonal relations skills.
Must be a team player and quick learner.
Willingness to work limited nights and weekends as required to support reunion and senior class gift activities.
Must be conscientious self-directed, dependable, and have the ability to recognize emerging needs and the willingness to assume responsibility for addressing them.
Must maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
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