Senior Associate Director of Development - Direct Marketing

Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Jun 17, 2017
Jul 17, 2017
Business Type
Contract Type
Full Time

* Develops, coordinates, and implements fund-raising activities which may include direct mail, planned giving, endowment campaign and/or special fund-raising initiatives.
* Maintains a thorough working knowledge of programs.
* Develops and implements strategies for marketing new and existing programs.
* Manages fund-raising initiatives for specific programs, which may be funded by foundations, corporations, governments (foreign and U.S.), organizations or individuals.
* Assists in preparing budgets, monitoring expenditures and preparing financial reports.
* Builds relationships with current and prospective donors.
* Maintains updated information on prospective donors.
* Oversees the development of communication materials directed at donors.
* Designs and implements strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
* Evaluates the effectiveness of various development strategies, and prepares alternative approaches to meet goals.
* Plans cultivation and solicitation trips.
* Prepares briefing materials for trips and ensures comprehensive follow-up after donor visits.
* May identify foundation support opportunities.
* May write or assist others in writing grant proposals.
* Ensures timely submission of proposals/reports.
* May develop and make presentations; may write and present speeches. Supervises staff, volunteers, and vendors.
* Performs related responsibilities as required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will be detail-oriented with strong organizational, analytical, project management, and written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Past experience successfully recruiting, motivating, and managing professional staff and volunteers is preferred. Candidates must be results-driven and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, working comfortably independently and within a team. Candidate should demonstrate a strong understanding of annual giving best practices and strategies focused on acquiring, retaining, and upgrading individual donors. A working knowledge of key program statistics for various fundraising channels and analytics tools such as Advizor is preferred.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and four years experience in higher education, development, fund raising or equivalent experience in a non-profit institution.