With primary focus on the Annual Fund, the
Annual Fund & Alumni Relations Manager will play a key role in the
expansion of the fundraising program.
The Manager will work with senior leadership to develop strategies and
implement tactics that will successfully increase philanthropic support
from key constituencies.
Through direct mail and personal solicitations, the Manager will focus
on renewing and upgrading of current donors, as well as increasing the
overall participation rate of Institute alumni in the Annual Fund.
The Manager will oversee the activities of the alumni association,
including the alumni board of directors and key alumni events, such as
Provides stewardship and fosters relationships among various
constituencies to increase both volunteer participation and financial
- Works with Director of External
Relations to set performance goals for the annual fund, and
strategies to achieve them.
- Organizes annual fund solicitations,
including timing and nature of appeals, writing copy, working with
outside vendors (as necessary) to manage all aspects of production.
- Conducts personal solicitations, as
well as staffing Director of External Relations and/or the President
to facilitate solicitations by them, where appropriate.
- Manage stewardship activities to
assure regular contact with donors by President, Director of
External Relations, or other key individuals.
- Serves as liaison to Alumni
Association Board of Directors, committees, and chapters.
- Works closely with alumni in
planning activities and programs.
- Maintains communications with
alumni, encouraging long-term relations.
- Serves as liaison to the Alumnae
Association to foster joint activities and maintain strong
- Bachelorís degree required, with a
minimum of 4 - 5 years of development experience, preferably in
- Demonstrated skill in gift
- Excellent oral and written
- Ability to represent the Institute
to external constituents and work effectively with internal
constituents across several levels including the president, program
directors and trustees.
- Experience in planning and managing
special events and fundraising activities. Experience in
identifying, training and working with volunteers.