Responsibilities: 1.Direct Market Solicitations. Plan and execute Annual Giving fundraising strategies for direct market and email solicitations, including calendar appeals and athletic association membership drives. Follow processes to ensure accurate database segmentation for all appeals. Coordinate annual fundraising efforts with other teams in the department, including written solicitations, sponsorships, and other giving opportunities.
2.Program Development. Develop, coordinate, implement, participate in and ensure accurate documentation of fundraising initiatives as assigned which contribute to Annual Giving team strategic objectives. Initiatives may include crowdfunding campaigns, annual donor stewardship, university giving days, employee and retiree giving drives, alumni engagement functions, WSU Foundation events, prospect development and other related programming.
3.Engagement and Marketing. Develop communications strategies which promote philanthropic engagement to internal and external constituencies in partnership with the department's Marketing, Communications, and Alumni Engagement teams. Provide artwork ideas and written copy to share information on annual giving and University Advancement to alumni, donors, students, employees, retirees, and other friends of the university.
4.Perform Other Duties as Assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the department and maintain the reputation of Winona State University. Including but not limited to participating in professional development opportunities, remaining current in new trends and technologies, and serving as a liaison with other campus departments.
· This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours.
· This position requires overnight travel.
Physical Effort – Light work: · Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Minimum Qualifications :
· Bachelor's Degree
· A minimum of one (1) year of professional fundraising experience, including experience developing, writing, and producing fundraising solicitations.
Preferred Qualifications: · Ability to learn software systems such as constituent databases and email content management systems.
· Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities, follow a timeline, and work independently.
· Skill in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting complex data.
· Skill in preparing written communications and other materials for diverse audiences.
· Commitment to a collaborative team environment and individual accountability.
· Experience maintaining the integrity of highly confidential information.
· Experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with diverse populations.
· Knowledge of fundraising best practices for direct market and digital solicitations.
· Knowledge of graphic design and photo editing software.
· Ability to navigate databases and generate data spreadsheets.
A complete online application will include: 1. A cover letter which addresses the qualifications listed previously;
2. Curriculum Vitae/ Resume;
3. Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate);
4. A statement explaining your personal or professional experiences in working with diverse populations (such as persons from differing race / ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, gender, or mental and physical ability) as well as how the applicant would contribute toward a diverse and inclusive academic and employment culture and community at Winona State University. Statements should be 1 page or less;
5. Contact Information for at least 3 references, with addresses and telephone numbers.
About Winona State University: Founded in 1858, Winona State University (WSU) is the oldest member of the Minnesota State System of colleges and universities. Today WSU serves approximately 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students across two campuses in Winona and Rochester, Minnesota (MN). Winona State was named the second-best public institution in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report's
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About Winona State University
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,900 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.