Annual Giving Manager - Student Programs
Michigan Technological University - Houghton, MI

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Position Information

Position Title
Annual Giving Manager - Student Programs

Office of Development

Citizens Bank Building (Hancock, MI)

Position Type

Full-time/ Part-time

Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%)

Appointment Term
12 Month

Pay Type
Salary Basis

Salary or Hourly Rate
Negotiable based on Experience & Qualifications (No less than $35,000)

Position Duration Dependent on External Funding?

Title of Position Supervisor
Director of Annual Giving
Position Summary Information 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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary
The Annual Giving Manager – Student Programs position will manage annual giving programs that directly involve current Michigan Tech students. The focus areas of the position include managing the operation of the TechLine-Student Development Officer program, student philanthropy initiatives and events and creating student philanthropy communications.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)
1. Manage the operation of TechLine-Student Development Officer program including advertising, recruiting, and hiring of student callers on an ongoing basis.
2. Process all necessary student employment forms; process biweekly payroll records.
3. Prepare nightly/weekly calling schedules, perform employee evaluations, and implement incentive bonus system for student callers.
4. Work with the Director of Annual Giving to establish the annual calling program calendar.
5. Conduct caller training program including preparation of all pertinent materials, prepare nightly call assignments, and develop/revise calling scripts as needed.
6. Maintain financial records associated with the call center including expenses associated with the Campus Call automated software provided by Ruffalo-Cody.
7. Manage communications for student philanthropy including developing a plan to produce and deliver messages to students throughout the year.
8. Manage student philanthropy projects utilizing the members of the current Student Philanthropy Council, Student Development Officers and MTSF whenever appropriate.
9. Utilize social media to educate students on the need for private support.
10. Oversee a presence at student events such as K-Day, Winter Carnival, and Spring Fling.
11. Seek out best practices from other universities concerning program ideas.
12. Serve as an advisor to the Michigan Tech Student Foundation.
13. Provide leadership to foster a culture of safety; promote safety through actions, communication, and training.
14. Encourage continuous improvement practices among employees.
15. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES : Administrative supervision is exercised over student employees.

Required Education (minimum requirements)
• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, public relations, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
Required Experience (minimum requirements)
• Proven experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, or public relations.
• Experience supervising students.
• Experience using personal computers and software in a business environment (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, publishing, and presentation software).
Desirable Education and/or Experience
Telemarketer experience.
Experience in a university advancement office.
Experience advising and/or leading a student organization.
Demonstrated experience in electronic, social media communications.
Experience in creating marketing materials- both print and electronic.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)
• Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
• Ability to effectively carry out goals in a manner that enhances the image of the University.
• Ability and skill to understand problems and then take the initiative to work independently to analyze, develop, and implement solutions.
• Excellent project management, time management, problem solving, and organizational skills.
• Excellent written communication skills including ability to write quality reports/correspondence.
• Knowledge and understanding of financial data and budgets.
• Demonstrated ability to use judgment when dealing with confidential information.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
• Demonstrated leadership of safety principles and practices.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Experience making presentations to individuals and organizations.
Ability to expeditiously handle simultaneous requests with accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to manage details of multiple and complex projects within firm schedules.
Ability to set priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of activities or job duties.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations.
Ability to explain and convey complex information.
Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
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