Bachelor's Degree in related field. Two years relevant specialist experience or experience in a related field. Experience working with technology preferred. Experience in Higher Education, complex business environment, or specialized work is desirable. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Performs highly advanced specialist duties for the Development office. Coordinates and executes all capital campaign initiatives in cooperation with development staff.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Performs highly advanced specialist duties. Accountable for the execution and follow through of complex and technical responsibilities. Plans, develops, implements, coordinates and monitors programs or services. Responds to information requests. Collects, reconciles, and maintains complex data. Coordinates and implements departmental processes. Monitors project timelines and identifies issues. Prepares letters, correspondence, and reports. Plans and coordinates events. Develops, coordinates, and implements assigned processes. Oversees website. Provides assistance with and interprets policies and procedures. Coordinates and supervises program activities. Records and tracks campaign pledges. Produces capital campaign correspondence. Works with major gift officers to produce campaign proposals, supporting documentation, and follow-up correspondence. Handles incidental details related to the capital campaign as specified. Prepares financial and statistical reports, charts, and graphs necessary for gift proposals and campaign updates. Prepares lists, spreadsheets, presentations, and agendas for staff appointments with prospects, campaign meetings, and events. Maintains records regarding campaign pledges and tracking, including the production of statements for outstanding pledge balances. Interfaces frequently in person and over the telephone with high level donors and prospects. Coordinates campaign calendar and appointment schedules for major gift staff. Plans, coordinates, prepares material, and executes all campaign meetings and events. Attends campaign committee meetings and events. Coordinates all meetings, schedules, and calendars with donors, prospects, and administrators. Prepares prospect management reports and campaign updates. Oversees the maintenance of accurate records and information for the campaign. Completes accounting, budgeting, and purchasing for capital campaign resources and supplies. Makes updates to the donor database as needed by the major gift staff. Determines work priorities, develops schedules, and plans the processing of work. Oversees incoming and outgoing phone calls, and correspondence for donors, volunteers, campus, departments, and administrators. Performs highly responsible administrative assignments and coordinates administrative services for a department administrator and other development officers. Represents campaign director in their absence at all functions. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 23192
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