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Alumni Fund Officer - Special Projects and Donor Relations
Manage the donor relations activities for
the Alumni Fundís donor recognition program. Participate in the planning
and implementation of strategies to solicit and steward annual
leadership donors to the Alumni Fund. Manage efforts to solicit and
steward gifts for special fundraising initiatives, including direct
mail, email and Web communications, and management of volunteer
committees. Manage the stewardship of funds created and supported by
classes, clubs, and other alumni groups.
Manage Alumni Fund Donor Recognition Program
In collaboration with other Alumni Fund staff, develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and prospective annual leadership donors. Analyze giving trends for the annual leadership donors who are giving at Alumni Fund donor recognition levels, and additional donors with the capacity to give at these levels.
Manage all aspects of the process to steward donors giving at Alumni Fund donor recognition levels. Tasks include supervising the review of data and preparation of materials for acknowledgement mailings; identifying lectures or other events on campus which would be appropriate for stewarding leadership donors, and inviting donors to attend; selecting the annual book and other gift premiums for various recognition levels; planning receptions or other stewardship events in conjunction with major Alumni Association programs; and developing electronic and print materials to market the society and steward leadership donors.
Monitor progress towards annual goals for leadership gifts. Evaluate effectiveness of donor recognition program. Monitor industry trends, and make recommendations for changes or enhancements to donor recognition practices.
Maintain strong communication links with other fundraisers to ensure a coordinated approach to annual leadership prospects. Serve as the primary point of contact regarding the Alumni Fund donor recognition program for Alumni Fund and Alumni Association staff, Resource Development, the Treasurerís Office, School Development Officers, and other departments.
Manage and monitor donor recognition budget.
Steward Funds Created and Supported by Classes, Clubs, and Alumni Groups
Develop and implement a strategy to effectively steward special funds created and supported by classes, clubs, and alumni groups. Strategy may include direct mail, electronic communications, events, and personal correspondence and personal visits.
Create a communications plan to report to alumni volunteers and donors about fund contributions and cumulative totals, and to educate them about the use of their funds and impact of these gifts. Develop and oversee implementation of a process to ensure timely and effective reporting on these funds. Manage and produce electronic and print communications as needed to steward fund donors, including emails, content for Web pages, newsletters, and other direct mail.
Collaborate with staff in the Alumni Association, Resource Development, and other Institute offices to coordinate stewardship initiatives. Serve as the primary point of contact regarding special project funds for staff and for volunteers from classes, clubs, and other alumni groups.
Manage Special Project Fundraising Activities
Manage efforts to solicit and steward gifts for special fundraising initiatives, as determined by the Director/Alumni Fund Officer III, Special Initiatives.
Collaborate with colleagues in the Alumni
Association, Resource Development, and other departments to coordinate
outreach to special constituencies. Ensure that our fundraising efforts
are supported by the broader communication and engagement efforts they
conduct with these constituents and vice versa.