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University Advancement, College of Built Environments (CBE), has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director of Advancement.
University Advancement creates engagement opportunities that foster pride, advocacy and private support for the University of Washington. The College of Built Environments provides programs a unique gathering of disciplines which enables the College to truly define and excel in all areas of built environments. The Assistant Director for Advancement, as a member of the CBE Advancement team, will help assist with, plan, implement and direct the CBE's advancement activities and efforts to broaden the base of engagement and investment from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations. The Assistant Director's key responsibilities are direct contact with alumni and friends through portfolio management, events, annual giving and alumni relations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Philanthropy Manage and coordinate the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of prospects with the active participation of CBE academic leadership. The portfolio will be comprised of rated prospects up to $100K. Develop and implement strategic steps to build relationships that will result in gifts in support of the program.
Professionally and clearly articulate CBE and Departmental vision and funding priorities verbally and in writing to prospects and donors.
Manage a large portfolio of rated campaign research leads with the potential of raising major gifts. Solicit and close gifts at all levels, including $2,000-$100,000+.
Work with the Assistant Dean to ensure strategic solicitations are made and to further develop fundraising opportunities in both annual and major gifts areas.
In cooperation with other advancement staff, develop, lead and/or participate in activities to cultivate and steward prospective donors.
In consultation with the Assistant Dean for Advancement, establish personal goals, objectives and strategies, and develop an annual operating plan.
As it relates to the portfolio, work to track pledge schedules, endowment agreements, customize acknowledgement letters.
Coordinate special annual fund activity.
Staff department chairs/faculty and volunteer committees as determined by the Assistant Dean for Advancement.
Event Management The ADOA will be responsible for planning, logistics and execution of all advancement events including, but not limited to, the new academic year reception, lectures/receptions, the scholarship luncheon and the spring Alumni Happy Hour.
The ADOA will coordinate with the Assistant Director for Marketing and Communications on all marketing and communications for events.
Annual Giving and Constituency Relations The ADOA will be responsible for all annual giving materials and deliverables in partnership with the central Office of Annual Giving. This includes several direct mail pieces (content creation) and student calling materials and kickoff event once per year. Additionally, the ADOA will serve as the Constituency Relations Officer for CBE. The CRO works with other unit CROs and central alumni relations colleagues on initiatives to engage a broad base of alumni and friends. Manage all large data request for the Advancement office and act as liaison between UW's ARRM and the CBE ensuring compliance with all regulations as well as data accuracy.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years' experience in advancement, or related field. Equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may substitute for degree. An exceptionally strong background in sales may substitute for prior development experience.
Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, web/social media management, database management, and graphic design (MS Office, MS Access, Dreamweaver, InDesign, etc.)
Excellent written communication skills especially suited for print and online.
Demonstrated experience in donor-centric relationship building
Demonstrated ability to craft and deliver annual giving appeals
Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive donor files
KEY COMPETENCIES Core Effective communications: Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc. Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results. Professional Credibility: Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization. Critical Thinking: Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience. Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs. Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes to the UW's commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.
Functional Expertise Organizational Acumen: Able to size up a situation, balance reason and the interest of others, and act in a decisive, timely and appropriate manner that is congruent with the organization's values, goals and mission to achieve success. Innovation Management: Able to anticipate market trends and be effective in facilitating and managing creative processes to achieve results in self and others. Planning & Implementing: Ability to develop strategies, measures for success and feasible timelines for successful project implementation and execution. Managing Conflict: Recognizes and addresses conflicts and disagreements in a safe and respectful environment, manages conflicts collaboratively, and builds consensus with the best interests.
Fundraiser Donor Focused: Establishes, cultivates and stewards strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with UW. Results Oriented: Acts decisively to achieve results. Planning & Implementing: Develops fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization's mission, priorities and goals. Conflict Resolution: Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees every difference as an opportunity for growth and change.
Knowledge of alumni/development /advancement principles. Knowledge of UW Advancement policies and procedures, including use of the development database software ADVANCE.
Condition of Employment:
Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice, Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary. Frequent local travel expected.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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