Annual Giving & Alumni Relations Officer
Saint Joseph College Connecticut - West Hartford, CT

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Date: July 16, 2012

Office: Institutional Advancement

The Annual Giving & Alumni Relations Officer coordinates the development, implementation and execution of new and existing Alumni events, programs and services designed to foster a lifelong connection between Alumni and the University of Saint Joseph.

The candidate will identify, recruit and manage class volunteers to engage and solicit their classmates and cultivate new and existing donors.

Specifically, the Annual Giving & Alumni Relations Officer will engage Alumni of the last decade, graduate Alumni, the parent and family committee and other affinity groups.

This position is an important member of the development team, supporting dynamic, comprehensive programs with significant constituent groups. Relationship building, identifications of key milestones, attention to detail, and overseeing project management are essential to this position.

Responsibilities

(include but are not limited to):
Assist with the planning and implementation of the University’s annual reunion program and other events that engage Alumni

Work with the Annual Giving & Alumni Relations team to ensure annual fund goal attainment; analyze results and progress towards goals

Work with the Annual Giving & Alumni Relations team to build a student Alumni program that keeps students engaged with the University after graduation

Work with the Annual Giving & Alumni Relations team to build a graduate Alumni program that engages these Alumni with the University

Work with the Annual Giving & Alumni Relations team to build a Parent & Family program that engages these constituents with the University

Provide support to all members of the Alumni community; Alumni Council, Class Agents, individual committees, and any contact via email and telephone

Utilize social media, USJ Alumni and giving pages, and the monthly e-news template to market Alumni events and annual fund initiatives

Work with campus community to engage them in executing comprehensive Alumni events and program

Create programming including identification of target audiences and projected cultivation for specific affinity groups

Identify, train and support Alumni volunteers

Performs other related duties as required

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required, USJ/SJC Alumni preferred

Coursework in subjects relevant to marketing and communications desirable.

One to three years of experience in program development, event management, and/or volunteer management

Understanding of outcome based event planning

Knowledge of fundraising programming

Comprehensive ability to manage volunteers

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment

Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management). Familiarity with specific applications used by the University/Department a plus, including Raisers Edge and Omni Update.

Cultural competency to work with diverse contacts within and outside the institution

Exhibits a high level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, diplomacy, negotiation and sales skills, flexibility and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision. Ability to set priorities and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously

Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public

Strong written and oral communication, organization, interpersonal, financial, and administrative skills

Ability to initiate and build relationships with prospective corporate and foundation donors, and interact via telephone and in person with institutional representatives.

Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of corporate and foundation fundraising techniques required.

Ability to travel, work some evening and weekends

Transportation and ability to visit various sites throughout the state, generally within the greater Hartford area

Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph

Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Grade 22

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to hr@usj.edu .

University of Saint Joseph is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D) that values diversity; people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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