To direct special gift solicitations from a
prospect pool of parents of University students and alumni.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develops plans and strategies for
soliciting major and special gifts from parents of students and
- Works extensively with senior
University administrators and prominent parent alumni.
- Conducts, and accompanies volunteers
on, visits with potential donors; provides necessary staff support,
including research reports, written proposals, introductory, and
- Utilizes considerable initiative,
independence, originality and responsibility for developing new
methods and techniques.
- Travels regionally and nationally to
conduct special gift solicitations (defined as five-year pledges of
$5,000 or greater).
- Works with School/University
faculty, administrators and students to encourage good public and
- Develops extensive knowledge of
School/University programs and projects, which can be matched with
potential donor interests.
- Provides general oversight of the
parent fund program.
- Assists the Director of Advancement,
Parent Projects in planning and executing capital campaigns,
prospecting, developing proposals and solicitation strategies for
- Manages parent, alumni and
advancement events, as assigned.
Works closely with prospect research
officers in identifying and tracking major and special gift prospects.
Provides staff support to the Associate
Vice President of Advancement, the Director of Advancement, University
Projects, and the volunteer leadership of parents program in the
solicitation of selected major and special gifts prospects.
Represents the Division of Advancement at
meetings, programs, events and other activities as appropriate.
Assists the Director of Advancement,
Parent Projects with preparation of the annual operating budget broken
down by programs and initiatives.
Enhances professional knowledge and
skills through attendance at seminars/workshops and the review of
Performs other work-related duties as
General supervision is received from the Director of Advancement, Parent
Projects, as necessary; supervision is also received from the Associate
Vice President of Advancement, School Programs.
Functional supervision is exercised over support staff positions and
volunteers located throughout the United States.
A Bachelorís degree is required, or an equivalent combination of
training and experience is necessary.
A minimum of four years experience managing development activities, to
include at least two years experience in front-line fund raising, is
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are necessary.