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The Associate Director of Development identifies, develops, and solicits alumni & friends to secure financial resources and strong advocates for Olin Business School; manages a portfolio of prospects; identifies, qualifies, and develops Olin constituents through personal calls, engagement, and strategy development; oversees volunteer committees; plans, executes, evaluates selected programs to engage Olin alumni and motivate them to support Olin. This position will oversee Olin graduate reunion and class gift campaigns and will have a special focus on recent alumni engagement.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage a portfolio of annual and major gift prospects, involving Development colleagues, Dean, faculty and volunteers as appropriate.� Conduct a minimum of 120 face-to-face visits with Olin School constituents annually, soliciting as appropriate, with a special focus on graduate reunion participants and recent alumni. Work in collaboration with the team on our annual fund campaign, to solicit new gifts and upgrades and renew gifts to achieve our goals.
Develop innovative strategies for deepening relationships with new graduates and recent alumni, including oversight for Olin LEAD volunteer committee to engage recent alumni and motivate them in time to provide financial support. This includes:�
Alumni orientation programs for undergraduate and graduate students.
Events and programs tailored to young alumni.
Communications and marketing to build and maintain meaningful connections back to the school.
Receptions, panels or coffees during undergraduate reunion weekend.
Other events, as opportunities arise for novel ways to engage recent alumni
Create and build successful graduate reunion programming, including volunteer leadership recruitment and reunion giving campaigns in conjunction with Olin Celebration Weekend.
Oversees MBA, BSBA and SMP Graduating Class Gift Campaigns by recruiting student leadership, providing fundraising support and guidance, assistance in setting goals and working throughout the campaign to maximize relationships and build participation.
Other duties as assigned by the Senior Associate Director of Development of Olin Business School.
Bachelor’s degree is required plus 3 years of experience in development or closely related field.
Other relevant skills:
Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with individual donors and successfully solicit leadership annual and major gifts
Superior written and oral communication skills
Exceptional interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with business alumni of all ages
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines, plan high quality events, and recruit volunteers
Ability to use technology to manage prospect data and programs
Ability to think strategically, be creative, and effectively plan and implement programs that engage prospects in the school
Ability to work collaboratively with associate deans, development colleagues, students, and volunteers
Ability to listen carefully, learn quickly and work effectively in a complex organization
Must possess a strong work ethic, determination, energy and be detail-oriented
Prefer experience with direct fundraising and event management.
Familiarity with business school graduate/undergraduate programs, and/or knowledge of business is a plus.
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $60,000 annually.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Alumni and Development Programs. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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