Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Washington University seeks an advancement professional for the position of Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement and Stewardship supporting Olin Business School. In partnership with the Olin Advancement team, the Assistant Director will help build a culture of philanthropy at Olin Business School through event management, project management, stewardship, and communications. The Assistant Director reports to the Senior Associate Director of Advancement.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan, execute, and evaluate special events designed to engage and steward constituents.
Presently, these events include Distinguished Alumni Awards, Emerging Leaders, Scholars in Business Dinner, Graduate Reunions, and Eliot Society.
Manage the operational aspects of the Scholars in Business program, including: donor and student matches, student bios, thank you notes, creative stewardship practices, gift renewal communications, donor roster, and special stewardship reports.
Assist with the Distinguished Alumni Award nomination process, including in-depth research reports and the continued expansion of nominees.
Manage donor acknowledgement communications for gifts at all levels.
Assist with drafting new acknowledgement letters each fiscal year.
Manage donor stewardship reports for Olin Business School’s most generous benefactors.
Develop best practices for event registration and online giving.
Respond to needs of alumni volunteers by providing information, materials, and correspondence upon request.
Perform various other support duties, including managing workflow of directors, filing records, and expense/budget tracking.
Perform other duties as assigned.
One to two years of event management, project management, fundraising, or related experience.
Strong computer skills with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, or proven ability to learn new technology.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to think strategically, be creative, and effectively plan and implement programs that engage prospects in the school.
Possess a strong work ethic, determination, energy and be detail-oriented.
Ability to listen carefully, learn quickly and work effectively in a complex organization.
Proven success working both independently and as a team member.
Two to five years of fundraising and/or event planning experience.
Familiarity with business school graduate/undergraduate programs, and/or knowledge of business is a plus.
The hiring range for this position is $44,987 - $55,000 annually.
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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of University Advancement. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.