The Advancement Division develops philanthropic financial support from alumni, parents, friends, foundations and other individuals and organizations to advance the academic and programmatic priorities of Tufts University. The Division is engaged in building the annual fund through direct mail, telephone solicitation programs, volunteer solicitation initiatives and other means, simultaneously developing a broad base for engaging donors. The Division further works to secure major gifts from the same sources for building projects, endowment, program development and other needs and stewards' gifts to ensure that our donors' gift restrictions are honored and that donors are kept well informed of the impact of their contributions. A robust Alumni Affairs program supports all these fundraising efforts. The Division is committed to pursuing its work in an ethical fashion, in accordance with best practices. The Division also encourages the continued professional development of all its employees.
The Assistant Director will be part of the advancement team at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, which is responsible for raising approximately $8-10 million annually. The Assistant Director will manage the Stewardship Program, ensuring that proper gift acknowledgments and stewardship reports are completed for all gifts and endowments in timely fashion and in a manner that motivates the donor to make additional, and larger, gifts. They will partner with the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Giving to execute the Veterinarians CARE (Companion Animals Remembered) program in which veterinarians make gifts in memory of patients, with the support of the Administrative Coordinator, and manage the Pet Memorial program (also with the support of the Administrative Coordinator) through which clients make gifts in memory of animals. They may be responsible for developing similar programs to encourage new philanthropic support for the Cummings School. They will also participate in the planning and execution of donor stewardship events and will be responsible for periodic website updates, annual donor roll projects, and other stewardship duties as needed.
Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through a Bachelor's Degree and 3-5 years of experience
Excellent writing and communications skills
Knowledge and experience in stewardship, donor relations or other related area of advancement
Expert use of Microsoft office suite
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
Experience with basic design software and principles
Attention to detail
Love of animals!
Ability to juggle multiple and shifting priorities
Ability to handle confidential information
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Grafton
Job: Advancement/Alumni Relations
Organization: UA-Cummings Dev & Alumni Rel
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 7, 2021, 12:00:12 PM
Internal Number: 21001416
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