The Associate Director’s primary responsibilities are to secure leadership annual, major, and planned gifts as well as work closely with leadership to develop and execute strategies that support engaging and growing the PME donor base.
- In addition to serving as a frontline gift officer, manages development communications, coordinates stewardship and donor relations, and leverages programs and events to strengthen donor engagement.
- Identifies, cultivates and solicits alumni, parents and friends who have the capacity to make financial commitments of $100K and up, concentrating on prospects with capacity of $1M or greater.
- Plans qualifications, cultivations and solicitations to reach a target goal of 12 solicitations of $100K or more per year.
- Drives and supports PME activity among the Major Gifts, Principal Gifts, and Gift Planning teams. Reports to and coordinates this activity with the PME Director of Development.
- Provides leads to gift officers.
- Monitors weekly solicitation pipeline.
- Works and collaborates with individual gift officers to provide support in closing PME gifts.
- Collaborates with fundraising individuals and other divisions/departments across the University to develop marketing materials.
- Serves as the Griffin database “power user” and in-house expert with a special emphasis on extracting and analyzing data from the Griffin system – entering and updating prospect notes.
- Seeks opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
- Establishes fundraising goals and priorities based on department objectives, designs strategies to meet those goals, and monitors progress against goals.
- Identifies, analyzes, and qualifies donor interest to maximize giving. Helps with overall planning efforts for the University’s most important prospects. Works independently to develop communication strategies for projects, including publications and public presentations.