Provide overall strategic leadership for the Crown Family School Alumni Relations and Development team.
Oversee and grow a team of alumni relations and development professionals.
Provide oversight and engagement strategies for Crown Family Schoolâ™s leadership council.
Develop and manage the budget for the teamâ™s initiatives, including philanthropic revenue projections and tactics for timely gift accounting and donor stewardship.
Become a trusted resource to Crown Family School faculty, academic centers, and provide insight into and involvement in fundraising activities.
Engage with central alumni relations and development and encourage cross-team collaborations when possible.
Lead fundraising activities.
Actively manage a portfolio of 40-75 major gift prospects.
Individually and in collaboration with the Crown Family School Dean make 12-15 solicitations of $100,000+ per year.
Develop and manage the Deanâ™s development-related travel schedule.
Engage and solicit donors for support at all levels, particularly at the highest level, to encourage long-term pipeline development and increase alumni annual giving participation.
Collaborate with Crown Family School affiliated centers to systematize philanthropic support from board members and identify ongoing strategies for prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation for continuing support.
Create individualized stewardship plans for Crown Family Schoolâ™s top donors, volunteer leadership, and prospects.
Work closely with the Dean, members of the Senior Leadership team, and Central ARD to foster relationships with key community members to encourage philanthropic support to Crown Family School.
Work closely with the Deanâ™s office team to ensure timely follow-up and documentation of the Deanâ™s development activity in the Universityâ™s donor relationship database.
Prepare the Dean for ongoing development updates with University leadership (President and Provost) on top donors and help to prioritize development goals and school-wide objectives.
Manage and oversee all alumni relation activities.
Provide thought leadership to the Crown Family School Alumni Relations team with a focus on maintaining the momentum built by the Inquiry and Impact Campaign engagement goals.
Develop strategies to encourage a lifelong relationship between Crown Family School alumni and the school including ongoing skills-based training, networking, and career development services.
Manage strategies to identify new and hard-to-reach alumni through new initiatives and platforms including direct engagement efforts, cross-constituent programming, and marketing and communications strategies.
Oversee Crown Family School Alumni Weekend in collaboration with Crown Family School alumni relations team and events and programs.
Partner with central alumni relations and development to execute Crown Family School Â Giving Day programming.
Participate and encourage alumni participation in Crown Family School admitted student day, mentorship programs, and career development opportunities.
Work to develop relationships with Crown Family School alumni, parents and friends across major markets.
Develop new strategies for identifying and engaging new stakeholders in the Crown Family School mission.
Execute new initiatives to demonstrate the impact of philanthropy.
Manages managers and professional staff. Establishes performance goals, allocates resources and assesses policies for direct subordinates.
Serves as a key development officer for a unit with high responsibility for setting the strategy for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of the highest level of individual major and principal gift prospects.
Sets annual and long-term activity goals and short-term operating plans for alumni fundraising programs. Develops and manages the annual operating budget.
Seven or more years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, preferably in higher education with demonstrated ability to raise funds from graduate and professional school alumni and non-affiliated friends.
Experience articulating academic goals, values, and mission to a variety of stakeholders while working in a complex decentralized setting.
â‹Comfort with donor relationship management systems, data management, and reporting.
Demonstrated success in building relationships with high capacity prospects and donors.
Ability to identify stakeholders and build strong collaborative relationships with them across departments and units of a large, multi-faceted University.
Intellectually curious with a passion for the education and research mission of a world-class university, particularly in improving the life prospects of disadvantaged individuals.
Ability to work both independently and as a member of a collaborative team.
Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) with mastery of copy editing and technical writing.
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