Managed by the UK Philanthropy Office and working collaboratively with the leadership of the Office for Institutional Diversity, the Philanthropy Director Assistant (Director of Philanthropy) is responsible for the overall leadership of philanthropy activities within the Office for Institutional Diversity. With a primary focus on major gift fundraising at high giving levels, the incumbent will engage in progressively more sophisticated philanthropic giving conversations with major gift donors and prospects of greater capacity.
S/he is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift donors and prospects with a giving capacity of $25,000 or more. The incumbent will be responsible for developing and maintaining a well-rounded portfolio of between 125 and 150 donors and prospects, and making a minimum of 144 substantive face-to-face visits with major gift donors and prospects a year in order to advance the philanthropic relationship between them and the university. S/he will create a cultivation/solicitation strategy for each prospect for whom a major gift solicitation is planned. A minimum of 20 – 30 major gift proposals/solicitations prepared and delivered annually is required. The incumbent will be responsible for closing a minimum of 15 – 20 gifts annually with an additional 5 – 8 in the pipeline for solicitation the following year, raising a minimum of $600,000 – $1.2 million annually as a direct result of individual portfolio activity.
S/he will provide counsel to the Vice President for Institutional Diversity regarding philanthropy activities. S/he must be an active participant in the daily activities of the Office of Institutional Diversity, particularly those relating to philanthropy, and connect with associate vice presidents, unit administration, center directors, and staff on philanthropic initiatives in their respective units. Other duties as assigned.
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Good communication skills, attention to detail and able to work independently.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
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