1) The Associate Director, Reunion & Class Giving at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is responsible for planning and implementing a variety of programs dedicated to the Annual Fund with special emphasis on reunion and class-based fundraising.
2) This individual recruits, trains, and manages class-based volunteer fundraising committees â“ identifying and soliciting alumni reunion prospects and coordinating and collaborating on volunteer strategies within Chicago Booth Alumni Relations and the Office of Advancement for the benefit of creating new and strategic connections in the Chicago Booth community though volunteer fundraising management; mentorship and advising of fundraising volunteers, acting as an Advancement liaison to departments and senior staff across the school; and by building a pipeline of donors to the school.
3) Identify, recruit, train, and manage fundraising volunteers; act as liaison for Gift Chairs & Reunion committees.
4) Work with Gift Chairs to produce solicitation letters.
5) Work with Gift Chairs to identify and solicit prospects in each class as well to achieve 100% participation on each reunion committee.
6) Ensure that monthly giving reports are prepared for Gift Chairs.
7) Support each new reunion class in meeting reunion giving goals.
8) Maintain consistent and clear communication with Gift Chairs and fundraising volunteers.
9) Work with each Gift Chair to recruit additional fundraising volunteers.
10) Steward individual class campaigns and coordinate with Events team to plan and execute class-specific gatherings.
11) Produce and submit timely call reports on all visits and/or pertinent phone calls.
12) Coordinate and collaborate with Alumni Relations and Advancement teams on volunteer communications, events, and programming.
13) Visit and solicit individual prospects for leadership gifts of $2,500 or more.
14) Hire, train, and manage additional staff members who will be responsible for similar volunteer fundraising-based class gift and reunion campaigns.
15) Collaborate with Annual Fund direct appeals staff to develop and produce direct mail, telefund, and email initiatives to promote Reunion and Class-based fundraising.
16) Coordinate efforts with Individual Giving team, as well as Events and Alumni Relations staff.
17) Partner with Deansâ™ offices, MBA program offices, Career Services, Leadership Development Office, and faculty centers to develop mutually beneficial student and alumni fundraising programs.
18) Attend University events as a representative of Chicago Booth.
1) Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills.
2) Strong commitment to customer service.
3) Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
4) Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), a Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
5) Strong leadership qualities, including the ability both to delegate and to execute, thereby leading by word and by example required; ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
6) An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative required; outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well.
7) Flexibility and adaptability to new programs in an emerging and changing environment.
8) Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
9) Understanding of the University of Chicago, its history, organization and modus operandi.
10) Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
1) A minimum three years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations or similar work experience.
2) Experience planning and managing programs, developing and monitoring budgets.
3) Experience managing volunteers.
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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