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Assistant Director, University Development for Annual Fund
Responsible for the management and implementation of the universityís Annual Fund fundraising efforts. Responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive and aggressive program to generate annual gifts from alumni, parents, faculty/staff, businesses, and other constituencies.
Promote MSU philanthropy through Annual Fund program development. Oversee special giving campaigns; develop a collaborative atmosphere with deans, faculty and staff on giving campaign strategies; provide strategic planning for Young Alumni giving programs; and develop a Student Giving Program through philanthropic awareness campaigns. Work with direct mail firms to develop and implement comprehensive direct mail campaigns. Develop and oversee production and maintenance of all annual fund campaign materials and data. Supervise and assist the Coordinator of Donor Data and Research and Coordinator of University Gifts in compiling and maintaining accurate and current information on donors and prospective donors and gifting reporting. Provide supervision and training for Annual Fund staff, Phonathon Coordinator, team leaders, and callers. Coordinate efforts to attract strong Annual Fund Chairpersons and Class Giving Chairpersons. Develop comprehensive incentive plans for Phonathon staff; create Phonathon training manuals, and scripting and planning for Phonathon. Develop and oversee correspondence including pledge reminder system mailers, emails, phone calls, and thank you cards to givers and maintain accurate records of all correspondence to constituents in Raiserís Edge. Oversee the application and selection of recipients for the Parent Fund Scholarship. Use statistics to evaluate Annual Fund programs, perform comprehensive analysis of data, and make recommendations for program changes. Oversee and administer Annual Fund budgets; produce monthly and quarterly reports on annual giving. Reports to the Director University Development.
Two or more years fundraising experience, preferably in higher education. Prefer CFRE. Supervisory experience preferred.
Thorough knowledge of annual giving practices and relevant state and federal laws regulating charitable giving. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent administrative, organizational and strategic planning skills. Ability to organize, multi-task, and handle stressful situations. Highly developed problem-solving skills; knowledge of standard office practices, personnel management, and budgeting. Proficient in the use of personal computers and standard software programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Knowledge of Raiserís Edge software.
Requires strong leadership skills and the ability to work as a team member. Must be able to interpret policies and procedures clearly and accurately. Ability to meet deadlines quickly and efficiently. Ability to work efficiently with minimum supervision and deal with a diverse public and student population in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner. *Willingness to work non-traditional hours. Ability to make a direct ask for money. Must be goal oriented and exude enthusiasm for Midwestern State University. *Regular reliable attendance is required. * Requires a valid driverís license. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.