The Associate Director of Development (ADOD) for The Paul Merage School of Business is a mid-level development professional who works collaboratively with the Executive Director of Development, The Paul Merage School of Business and University Advancement (UA) to contribute to the development program of the School and secure significant philanthropic investments to support it. The primary activity of the ADOD is externally focused to secure private philanthropic support and the ADOD's effectiveness will be evaluated on the ability to achieve financial goals and meet metrics. The ADOD reports directly to the Executive Director of Development, The Paul Merage School of Business. The ADOD is expected to serve as a member of the School's Advancement team, and to also be a highly collaborative colleague with other development officers across the campus.
Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of experience working in an external relations program, preferably in higher education, business, OR, any equivalent combinations of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been achieved. Proven track record of success in fundraising. Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, and inclusiveness within The Paul Merage School of Business and on campus. Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects and/or deadlines. Ability to meet demanding work schedule expectations. Experience-based knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising for a comprehensive research university. Strong collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone. Experienced in operating under a prospect moves-management system that utilizes a central database. Self-starter able to secure personal appointments and qualify a significant volume of new prospects. Collaborative in nature knowing that many donors' interests involve multiple parts of the university. Documented success personally implementing sophisticated cultivation strategies that leverage a relationship-building and moves-management approach leading to successful gift closure. Demonstrated achievement in securing philanthropic investments. Ability to work independently with both school and institutional goals in mind. Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible. Team-oriented strategist able to effectively manage complex situations involving multiple and sometimes competing constituencies. Ability to represent the institution professionally, externally and internally. Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related materials. Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties. Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Ellucian (Advance) or a comparable donor/prospect database system. Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans. Demonstrable experience in stewardship plans leading to additional investments.
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