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Assistant Director of Development, College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
$60,000.00 - $65,920.00
Closing date
Jun 24, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Colorado Boulder's College of Music Advancement team encourages applications for an Assistant Director of Development. Under the guidance of the Assistant Dean for Advancement, the Assistant Director of Development is responsible for managing a portfolio of annual giving donors and prospects and supporting the College of Music (COM) and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's (CSF) annual giving channel-based activities. The Assistant Director of Development will also collaborate with the team on alumni engagement initiatives and discovery work. The College of Music Advancement team is a collaborative group of skilled professionals who work closely with the dean and faculty to strategically elevate the College of Music and Colorado Shakespeare Festival.  
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We Are The Office of Advancement is a professional and hard-working advancement team that generates philanthropic support and overall external engagement for the University. Through these philanthropic and engagement efforts, the University is able to attract the brightest students, support and grow our hardworking faculty and strengthen our overall academic and co-curricular programs as we build a foundation of excellence for the future. 
The College of Music, founded in 1920, is recognized as one of the top comprehensive music schools in the country. The College of Music offers seven degree programs in over 28 fields of study, at the bachelor’s level through the doctorate. Our dedicated and encouraging community of 550 degree-seeking students, 70 full-time faculty, 30 part-time faculty, and 30 professional, technical and administrative staff produces over 350 performances and numerous guest lectures, master-classes, and outreach events each year.    What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be Frontline Fundraising
  • Identify, cultivate, and personally solicit new and recurring donors in a portfolio of major and leadership annual giving prospects capable of making annual gifts of $5,000 to $25,000.
  • Establish fundraising goals around individual solicitations in partnership with the Assistant Dean. Goals will minimally include the number of donor visits, proposals submitted, and dollars raised.
  • Prepare and support the Dean, Faculty, and administrators for visits with top prospects, donors, and other key partners towards the achievement of fundraising and relationship-building outcomes.
  • Lead COM’s efforts to enhance its donor pipeline by using Tessitura and closely coordinating with the CU Presents staff.
  • Set goals and increase participation for scholarship programs and special funds (COM, CSF, and CU Presents) through annual solicitations.
  • Partner with Program Manager for Stewardship & Donor Relations to implement ongoing stewardship and cultivation strategies for membership donors.
Annual Appeals, Solicitations, Membership 
  • Manage annual appeal/mass solicitation program including but not limited to four giving societies, end-of-year campaigns, and special programs for COM and CSF.
  • Collaborate with CU Boulder and CU System Advancement Annual Giving teams on annual solicitation plan, Ruffalo Noel Levitz phone-derived solicitations, and crowdfunding opportunities.
  • Assess COM/CSF annual giving data and current practices to achieve annual giving goals determined in partnership with the assistant dean for advancement, supervisor, and annual giving vendors.
  • Actively engage with partners/vendors to complete appeals. Supervise the development of all print and digital appeals, manage mailing lists and segmentation strategy, and coordinate with prospect managers campus wide as needed.
  • Update and refresh any solicitation language on COM, CSF and CU Presents websites and in external messaging.
Assist the Program Manager for Stewardship & Donor Relations to fulfill individual donor membership benefits associated with four critical giving societies:
  1. Takács Quartet Society;
  2. Artist Series;
  3. Eklund Opera; and Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Benefits currently include parking, ticket vouchers, newsletters, and event invitations.
Corporate Sponsorships
  • Partner with COM team, Industry and Foundation Relations officers, and any appropriate advancement colleagues to facilitate and grow a Corporate Sponsorship program for the CSF and Artist Series by developing marketing materials, tracking confirmations, and confirming receipt of sponsorship agreements and benefit delivery.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit Artist Series corporate sponsors.
  • Assist the Program Manager for Stewardship & Donor Relations with fulfilling Corporate Sponsorship benefits while also facilitating a working partnership with CU Presents and CU compliance to ensure accurate fair market value of benefits, track membership rosters, and communicate changes to membership benefit structures.
Meetings and Events
  • Report out on the annual giving plan, outcomes, and budget and will make recommendations on budget requests for the annual giving program.
  • Serve as a key member of the COM Advancement team, attends regular Advancement and COM/CSF meetings, becomes proficient in talking about COM/CSF, represents COM/CSF on annual giving committees.
  • Attend donor and community events and represents COM/CSF.
What You Should Know All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
We anticipate this position will support a hybrid format (remote and in-person work). What We Can Offer The salary range is $60,000 - $65,920 annually.
Relocation assistance is available for eligible candidates. Benefits The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.   What We Require
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1+ year of experience in fundraising, alumni relations, volunteer engagement, event management and/or related areas.
What You Will Need
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and sophisticated environment. Ability to adapt to changing situations and priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to cultivate and solicit donations from individuals at leadership annual gift level ($5,000 - $25,000).
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and time-management skills.
  • Knowledge of database management tools and experience in data analysis and report generation from large databases.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information discreetly and maintain confidentiality.
  • Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and geographical differences with the ability to work well with faculty, staff, alumni, and students from a diverse set of backgrounds.
  • Software used: Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce, Advance CRM, Cvent.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Familiarity with Tessitura CRM.
Special Instructions Please apply by June 15, 2022, for consideration.
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