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Development & Alumni Relations, Full
PAY GRADE: 28S
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for External
Relations, Biden School, the position of Assistant Director,
Development, Biden School is responsible for managing a portfolio
of qualified donors and potential prospects with an emphasis on
increasing philanthropy with the Biden School of Public Policy
& Administration. The Assistant Director will work to renew and
increase giving at the $250-$999 and $1,000-$25,000 levels in
support of future pipeline development and qualify prospects for
major gifts inclination and ability.
- Implement and execute strategies for identifying, qualifying,
cultivating, and successfully soliciting individuals for gifts to
support the Biden School of Public Policy & Administration with
an emphasis on soliciting gifts of $1,000-$25,000 and qualifying
major gift prospects.
- Manage a portfolio of approximately 250 prospects through an
active schedule of solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship
meetings with existing donors and new prospects.
- Work with the Assistant Dean for External Relations and major
gift officers to create strategy for potential major gift
- Develop an extensive working knowledge and understanding of
University programs, plans, goals, and projects to apply to donor
- Bachelor's degree and two years of development or related
experience, or equivalent combination of education and
- Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new skills and
willingness to adopt new practices.
- Ability to conceptualize, analyze, assess, develop, and
implement fundraising and volunteer engagement strategies.
- Successful record of collaboration with colleagues.
- Effective oral and written communication skills. Strong
- Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the
differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying
identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
- Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where
diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.
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- Ability to travel locally and regionally, and flexibility to
work nights and weekends as needed.
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