The St. Marys community of alumni, foundations, corporations, and other constituencies is an important and valued member of the institution. The Assistant Director of Development is responsible for initiating and managing relationships with these constituencies using best-practice methodologies for prospect discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Foundation Relations and participates with the entire Advancement team in the overall planning, integration, and oversight of institutional development programs and serves as a resource to all University areas.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for executing plans and implementing strategies to maximize the flow of resources to the campus from alumni and friends, with an emphasis on individual and foundation gifts.
Works in a collaborative environment across the campus, in close coordination with leadership in all academic areas to develop and increase philanthropic investments in the Universitys annual and campaign funding priorities.
Assists in formulation of plans to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects, primarily among alumni and foundations.
Develops and executes creative and unique plans to engage alumni in the fundraising process.
Solicits annual, capital campaign, and planned contributions from alumni and friends.
Coordinates the transmission and acknowledgement of charitable gifts received with the Advancement Services office.
Provides and submits reports of all meaningful contact with University prospects and donors to the office of Prospect Research.
Prepares fundraising presentations, proposals, and grant applications for the St. Marys community of alumni and other constituencies.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Vice President for University Advancement.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to interface frequently with administrators, faculty, staff, students, donors, trustees and high profile individuals in the community. Must be highly responsive to the needs of others.
Ability to think independently and take initiative to plan and implement effective partnerships and relationships that sustain existing gifts and generate new gifts, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Ability to stay abreast on all matters and activities of the University in order to effectively articulate and incorporate relevant information in a written case for support.
Ability to function as a team player in the overall fundraising activities of the University, including working some nights, weekends, occasional travel, and attending special events as necessary.
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports, as well as maintain confidentiality of all records and information.
Ability to articulate and implement knowledge of the fundraising process.
Ability to initiate effective and direct contact with alumni and friends for the ultimate purpose of soliciting funds to support the Universitys mission and priorities, as well as establish strong relationships through individualized cultivation and stewardship activities.
Ability to communicate and interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community, and the public.
Ability to write error-free correspondence, funding proposals, and grant applications.
EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree required, with Masters degree or higher preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Proven or applicable experience in development activities and organizational fundraising.
TECHNOLOGY: Be competent using computers and technology to support fund-raising efforts.
Closing date: 8/3/12. St. Marys University is an Equal Opportunity Submit: Signed application, cover letter, resume, and list of three references to:
Director of Human Resources
St. Marys University
One CaminoSanta Maria
San Antonio,TX 78228-8565
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