The Senior Advancement Officer is expected to help establish a new pace for ECU fundraising activity in terms of submitted gift proposals and closes in a fiscal year -This position has responsibility for working closely with medical leadership, department chairs, and faculty to identify, cultivate, and solicit donors for programmatic priorities, including Heart, Cancer, Pediatrics, and Diabetes & Obesity. -Manage a 150+ household portfolio in a multi-state area, the majority of which are qualified major gift prospects -Develop a strategy for each prospect in portfolio; complete 150+ face-to-face visits annually -Using a data-driven approach with industry-wide best practices, and in collaboration with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, establish and work toward annual visit, solicitation, dollars raised, and prospect qualification goals -Working a minimum of 90 days in advance, plan and execute a travel strategy based on the assigned portfolio, supplemented by strategic prospect discovery work -Maintain a working knowledge of the demographics and donor patterns; serve as a strategic facilitator of regional alumni events; facilitate Chancellor's, Vice Chancellor's, and Deans' travel -The position will work closely with the ECU Alumni Association, the ECUDirector of Annual Giving as well as various alumni representatives within The Brody School of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Allied Health, and the School of Dental Medicine. -Manage the Grateful Patient program for the Brody School of Medicine. -Meet monthly, quarterly and annual activity metrics -Organize a high volume of data, distilling thousands of alumni records into a workable portfolio of major gift prospects -Navigate a data-driven environment using Excel and the University's alumni database to secure visits, manage portfolio activity -Collaborate with University Advancement and campus-wide colleagues according to prospect management guidelines for interacting with donors -Take advantage of internal expertise in Advancement Services and Gift Records to ensure proper use of database and gift processing; attend all required database and compliance training -Attend internal team training around fundraising priorities and take ownership of one's own professional development needs; be conversant in each college/unit's top 3 fundraising priorities and partner with college-based liaisons as needed to create gift proposals and steward donors -Take ownership of and serve as fundraising coordinator for at least one university fundraising initiative (e.g. merit aid, need-based aid, alumnae philanthropy, or artistic series); maintain prospect data, inform communications materials and aid in campaign planning related to assigned initiative -Attend University-sponsored functions and events with a focus; make use of campus activities and events to create stewardship opportunities for donors -Travel extensively throughout a multi-state area; overnight and day travel required monthly -To build and manage the Brody School of Medicine's
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