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.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Medical Advancement, the Assistant Director of Advancement supports the strategic fundraising efforts of Medical Advancement by assisting with designing, implementing, evaluating and refining programs aimed at targeting donors and prospects in the areas of annual giving and major gift fundraising.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create annual fund solicitations through direct mail, digital, and other venues.
Undertake and oversee annual fund projects, including, and not limited to, the Senior Class Gift Project and Doctors Day.
Participate in the Eliot Society Committee efforts.
Assist in tracking key metrics for Annual Giving.
Manage a portfolio of Eliot Society prospects with the intention of acquiring new donors and retaining donors and developing strategies of increasing annual fund gifts.
Assist in prospect management activities (particularly with portfolio management and moves management) for the major gift prospects and working in coordination with the Office of Business Intelligence.
Participate in prospect strategy sessions.
Assist the Medical Advancement leadership and major gift officers prepare for donor visits and solicitations, including tracking of development of proposals.
As appropriate, draft acknowledgement letters and create reports in conjunction with donor relations and stewardship.
Assist with the management of the Assistant Vice Chancellor’s major gift portfolio.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Two years of progressively responsible experience in advancement; depth of knowledge in all key areas of advancement.
Intellectual curiosity regarding fundraising, science and medicine.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
Demonstrated ability in planning and implementing long- and short-range development initiatives to meet established priorities.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Database and records management skills.
Working knowledge of a variety of fund-raising strategies and methods.
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to conduct research, gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports and other materials.
Ability to exercise good judgment, to demonstrate an understanding of ethics related to advancement activities, and to use discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, volunteers, university and medical leadership, and others.
Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate activities and special events.
Ability to provide technical coordination and management of development and/or implementation projects in area of expertise.
Experience within a complex university, national non-profit organization, or organization with sub-units and complex reporting relationships.
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.
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