Annual Giving and Major Gifts Officer 2 - (170000IM)
The University of Maryland School ofDentistry (UMSOD) is seeking an Annual Giving and Major Gifts Officer 2 tosupport the Office of Institutional Advancement. The Annual Giving/Major Gifts Officer assists in the development and coordinationof annual giving or alumni solicitation activities that include cultivatingrelationships with donors, alumni, grateful patients, residents and/orUniversity/school friends. In this role, the Annual Giving/Major Gifts Officer 2 is expected to apply annual giving best practices that will develop andbuild a solid donor base that may include alumni, board members, students,faculty, families of students, grateful patients, residents and staff. This position focuses on both restricted and campaignsas directed to support the school or University.
The Annual Giving/MajorGifts Officer is given latitude to makedecisions to identify and achieve defined objectives and short- and long-term projectsand campaigns of the the annual giving program. Contributes to annual giving team objectives and outcomes asguided. The position provides a high level of stewardship and may include minorgift tasks and assignments, as directed. The Annual Giving/MajorGifts Officer will also develop a portfolio of Major Donor prospect up to$25,000 and will solicit them to meet the school's philanthropic needs.
This isan exempt, regular position and offers a generous benefits package thatincludes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days;comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remissionfor employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Marylandschools.
- Plan andcoordinate annual fund campaigns that renew, retain, increase, and acquire alllevels of annual giving donors or alumni. Theseplans include annual giving metrics that are comprised of: total $'s raised; numberof new donors/prospects acquired; proper portfolio size, number of newdonors/prospects at leadership level; total number of appeals/ Number ofproposals presented and Number of Substantive Visits/Contacts.
- Solicit prospect to meet the University/school's philanthropicneeds. Develop and execute plans forthe evaluations, cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects.
- Contribute to annualsolicitation calendar and work plans, which include setting goals,objectives, tactics and milestones.
- Monitor assigned project budget and expenses.
- Prepare routinereports on annual giving trends, donor participation, fundraising costs, andanalyze data for use in goal setting and planning, and for building strategiesfor the future.
- Evaluate program results using market research and results from peerinstitutions to identify areas of success and revision.
- Formulate and execute effective communication/marketing materials andsolicitation activities within specific market segments identified as havingpotential for the greatest growth, including creating and editing of all solicitation appeals. Coordinateregularly with development officers, chairs, directors, unit administrators andother members of academic units and encourage faculty to broach fundraising,provide introductory information to donors/prospects, support event functions.
- Responsible for short and long-term projects and campaigns for the annualgiving and major giving program and activities.
- Performday-to-day administrative and support activities such as gift acknowledgementletters.
Experience: Three(3) years of development experience with one (1) year in annual giving,phonathons, alumni relations, special events, fundraising, or higher educationdevelopment field experience.
Except for qualifications established by law, additionalrelated experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge,skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the jobclass may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on ayear-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year ofexperience.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Knowledge of non-profit fundraising,annual giving, marketing or alumni activities, reporting and receipting ofannual fund solicitations and fundraising techniques and procedures.
- Ability to uphold federal laws governingprivacy, including HIPAA and FERPA; works in coordination and cooperation withaffiliated entities.
- Ability to communicate and interactwith, as well as support effective partnerships with peers, subordinates, andcampus and community leaders. Possess excellent written and verbalcommunication skills with the ability to assist in the writing and editing ofsolicitation materials.
- Ability to establish goals,structures, and work independently or in a team environment.
- Ability to use relationship-buildingskills to identify and cultivate new prospects or alumni as well as maintainand build upon relationships with existing prospects, alumni, and donors.
- Ability to prioritize ongoing andnew projects, as well as conduct research, gather information, solve problemsand make decisions.
- Possess expertise with officecomputer systems and relevant programs including Microsoft Office Suiteapplications.
Hiring Range:Commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & CareerServices at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. MarylandRelay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veteransand individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
: Exempt Staff - E0931F
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
: Dental - Institutional Advancement
: Mar 28, 2017