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Associate Director of Development

Employer
Florida International University
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 4, 2024

The Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Engagement will report directly to the Executive Director for Advancement.  This position is responsible for the strategic development and execution of programs, fostering an active, informed, engaged, and spirited alumni community, focused on life-long association with the College of Arts, Science, and Education (CASE).  Provides leadership in overall planning of goals and objectives, and designing, developing, and administering alumni engagement and annual giving programs, to cultivate, maintain, and enhance the CASE relationship with alumni.

  • Oversees and executes annual giving fundraising and engagement strategies for key constituents, alumni, leadership annual giving, reunion, young alumni, faculty/staff, friends, and parents. Including but not limited to solicitation giving days, student philanthropy, and crowdfunding initiatives. Collaborate with central advancement annual giving executive to lead the development and execution of a comprehensive annual giving campaign strategy and work plan. Serves as a critical member of the CASE Advancement team, ensuring a strong base of alumni giving, supporting the college¿s goals. Holds a portfolio of 100 to 500 prospects to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward gifts between $1,000 and $25,000.
  • Manages the design, development, and administration of alumni engagement and annual giving programs for the College. Increases alumni giving participation and support through strong communication, personal interaction, and events, and collaborates with Alumni Relations and Annual Giving departments in maintaining and strengthening positive relationships with students and alumni to encourage their continued long-term relationship with FIU.
  • Establishes, implements, and monitors short and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures related to Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement programs and initiatives for CASE. In conjunction with the central Office of Alumni Relations, plans and develops strategies for increased alumni engagement, tracks engagement key performance indicators.
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and collaborates all alumni activities and gatherings locally and nationally, for the College, including reunions, alumni meetings, homecoming, alumni receptions, and other alumni special events. Works in collaboration and coordination with the Executive Director for Advancement to identify key alumni major and principal giving prospects for the College. Identify, qualify, recruit, and develop relationships with, and train alumni volunteers to engage in CASE life. Identifies, recruits and develops relationships with alumni volunteers who can help to engage alumni in major markets for the College, fostering greater engagement, community, and philanthropy.
  • Drafts formal and informal marketing, solicitation, and other publications to enhance solicitation and stewardship efforts.  Co-creates and evaluates new content and/or design for annual fund promotional materials such as letters and e-solicitations, and other written materials and online fundraising initiatives.
  • Oversees production of annual giving reports and provides analysis of giving trends. Maintains current information for donors, alumni, and volunteers in the Advancement Database Raiser¿s Edge. Develops and implements standards for measuring and reporting of alumni giving and engagement. Leverage databases, websites, and related technologies to enhance communication with alumni/donor audience.
  • Collaborates closely and intentionally with the central Office of Alumni Relations to align strategy and opportunities for alumni engagement

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor's degree and six (6) years of fundraising experience. Must have supervisory/management experience.

 

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