Associate Director of Development, School of Business Share

Compensation

: $108,540.00 - $160,190.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Executive Management



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The UConn School of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, offering academic programs at the bachelors, masters, doctorate and advanced certificate levels, in four Connecticut locations - Storrs, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury. The School of Business has established a strong reputation for high quality research, teaching, collaboration and outreach, spanning a wide array of functional disciplines including Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Operations and Information Management. The School has nearly 40,000 alumni worldwide and is one of the top four academic fundraising programs at the University historically raising $5-7M in philanthropic support annually., University of Connecticut Foundation Online App. Form: Director of Development, School of Business The University of Connecticut Foundation is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its workforce.

Associate Director of Development, School of Business Share
Institution:
University of Connecticut Foundation - Storrs, CT
Location:
Storrs, CT
Category:
Admin - Development and Fundraising
Posted:
02/01/2019
Type:
Full-Time
Job Tracking ID: 512###-####48
Job Description
The Associate Director of Development assigned to the School of Business is a frontline fundraising position primarily focused on securing leadership ($1,000+), major ($50,000+) and principal ($1,000,000+) gifts. Reporting to the Director of Development, School of Business, the Associate Director supports a collaborative environment between the UConn Foundation and the School. The position provides counsel to the deans and faculty on promoting a positive culture of philanthropy and achieving annual and long-range fundraising goals.
The UConn School of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, offering academic programs at the bachelors, masters, doctorate and advanced certificate levels, in four Connecticut locations - Storrs, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury. The School of Business has established a strong reputation for high quality research, teaching, collaboration and outreach, spanning a wide array of functional disciplines including Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Operations and Information Management. The School has nearly 40,000 alumni worldwide and is one of the top four academic fundraising programs at the University historically raising $5-7M in philanthropic support annually.
Experience and Skills
Primary Responsibilities
* Secure gift commitments in support of the University of Connecticut with special attention on the philanthropic priorities of the School of Business.
+ Manage a caseload of major and principal gift donors and prospects through intentional actions that deepen relationships and lead to increased comprehensive giving (regular, special, and deferred)
+ Assemble collaborative teams of Foundation staff, University faculty and staff, and volunteers to assist with implementing donor engagement plans for key donors and prospects
+ Execute action plan for retention of regular leadership donors ($1,000+) to the School
+ Gain confirmation from Dean of the School that gift discussions align with priorities of the University
+ Draft proposals, gift agreements and naming memorandums in collaboration with appropriate Foundation staff to ensure accurate documentation of gifts
* Ensure stewardship of donors to the School
+ Ensure all major and principal gifts to the School are acknowledged and celebrated
+ Assist dean in monitoring spending of existing Foundation funds in order to advise on donor messaging and stewardship
+ Coordinate with School and Foundation staff on overall gift acknowledgement process and special gift stewardship
* Build pipeline of major and principal gifts to the School by following referrals and qualifying prospective donors
+ Key partners for collaboration are the alumni team, prospect research, faculty, and volunteers
+ Emphasis on connection through personal visits and other substantive contacts
+ Purposefully use events to bring in new people and facilitate connections with alumni relations, faculty and volunteers
* Provide communications and counsel to deans and faculty as well as Foundation on Fundraising for the School
+ Provide direction to deans, department heads, staff and the faculty on engaging donors in adherence to accepted prospect management guidelines
+ Assist in translating university priorities into fundraising priorities, plans and goals
+ Promote the role of fundraising within the School community
+ Assist in resolving major and principal gift donor issues as necessary
* Document activity, proposals and engagement plans in relationship management database to accurately reflect professional Development work
+ Submit accurate and timely activity reports
+ Maintain current donor and gift strategies
+ Document activity and proposals in relationship database
+ Provide accurate updates on qualified and pending proposals
+ Foster strong working relationships with Foundation colleagues, adhering to accepted prospect management guidelines
* Other duties as assigned.
Key Competencies
* Superb interpersonal skills and ability to build productive, beneficial relationships with a broad range of constituencies. Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including ability to effectively communicate University priorities to donors and prospects, and to positively represent the University and Foundation
* Adept in use of computers and information management tools
* Ability to handle multiple tasks, to assess and order priorities, and to track details in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to work to the demands of the position, which may exceed a 40 hour work week
* Must be willing to travel extensively and reliable personal transportation is required for this position. Must possess a valid driver's license issued from state in which employee resides. Employee must maintain at their expense, automobile liability insurance coverage in the minimum amount of $500,000 or a combination of umbrella and automobile liability insurance coverage of $500,000. A certificate of automobile insurance evidencing the limit, must be provided to the Foundation at hire and annually thereafter.
Education and Experience
* Bachelor's degree, advanced degree preferred
* Minimum of two-years' experience as a major gift fundraiser or relevant transferrable skills
* Demonstrated ability to personally solicit major gifts in the amount of $100,000 and above
* Demonstrated strategic, leadership and management capabilities in a comprehensive development environment; high level of motivation and assertiveness
* Demonstrated ability to manage, train, motivates, and coach, people effectively
* Supervisory experience is desirable
Application Information
Contact:
Human Resources
University of Connecticut Foundation
Online App. Form:
Director of Development, School of Business
The University of Connecticut Foundation is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its workforce.
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* Superb interpersonal skills and ability to build productive, beneficial relationships with a broad range of constituencies. Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy * Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including ability to effectively communicate University priorities to donors and prospects, and to positively represent the University and Foundation * Adept in use of computers and information management tools * Ability to handle multiple tasks, to assess and order priorities, and to track details in a fast-paced environment * Ability to work to the demands of the position, which may exceed a 40 hour work week * Must be willing to travel extensively and reliable personal transportation is required for this position. Must possess a valid driver's license issued from state in which employee resides. Employee must maintain at their expense, automobile liability insurance coverage in the minimum amount of $500,000 or a combination of umbrella and automobile liability insurance coverage of $500,000. A certificate of automobile insurance evidencing the limit, must be provided to the Foundation at hire and annually thereafter. Education and Experience * Bachelor's degree, advanced degree preferred * Minimum of two-years' experience as a major gift fundraiser or relevant transferrable skills * Demonstrated ability to personally solicit major gifts in the amount of $100,000 and above * Demonstrated strategic, leadership and management capabilities in a comprehensive development environment; high level of motivation and assertiveness * Demonstrated ability to manage, train, motivates, and coach, people effectively * Supervisory experience is desirable


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