1) Develop and lead Smartâ™s fundraising activities including annual giving, major gifts programs, fundraising events, campaigns, institutional funding as well as create and refine cases for support.
2) Lead, collaborate and manage the creation and implementation of a strategy for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and gift closure of individual and foundation major prospects in collaboration with Alumni Relations & Development (ARD) staff and leadership.
3) Work with the Smart Director in supporting the Smart Board of Governors, including overseeing and managing Board committees.
4) Build and manage a portfolio of 75-100 individual prospects. In addition to portfolio management, partner with fundraising colleagues on multi-interest prospects to include Smart solicitations in their overall prospect solicitation plans. Monitor progress against goals ensuring deadlines are met.
5) Manage and supervise a team of three fundraising professionals. Hire, manage, evaluate, develop and terminate development staff as needed and as assigned. Actively encourage staff members' professional growth and participation in the life of the University.
6) Assist with the planning and execution of events, including the bi-annual fundraising Gala, working directly with the Board and Gala committee. Monitor and manage an annual development budget. Address budget variances as they occur.
7) Prepare timely, accurate, and relevant proposals, presentations, and other fundraising materials for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
8) Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
9) Perform other duties as assigned.
1) Communicate Effectively & With Influence
2) Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources
3) Display Emotional Intelligence
4) Demonstrate University Stewardship & Serve as a Brand Ambassador
5) Foster Partnership & Collaboration
6) Build a high performance team
7) Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
8) Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends
1) Experience soliciting and closing major gifts experience
2) Experience leading a project team or managing staff
3) Demonstrated record of organizing successful fundraising, marketing or membership programs
2) Cover Letter (optional)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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