Membership and Development Specialist

Position Information

University Code 15211 University Title Development Specialist 1 University Job Family Development ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title Membership and Development Specialist Position Number 578220 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Institute For Contemporary Art Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The Membership and Development Specialist supports the ICA’s Director of Development by providing a wide range of database/ CRM, research, administrative, and general support, ensuring the smooth operation of the ICA’s day-to-day development and membership activities. The position provides an opportunity to gain experience in and familiarity with fundraising, philanthropy, and operations of a nonprofit organization with an international and local reach. The Membership and Development Specialist will facilitate: the coordination of the administrative and external roles of the ICA with VCU’s Development and Alumni Relations ( DAR ) offices; donor and member stewardships; the development and implementation of quarterly gift appeal pieces; quality control and data integrity; and interactions with ICA constituencies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Enter data into RADAR, VCU’s donor database, a Blackbaud product, ensuring donor data integrity
• Conduct research on potential donors and possible foundation support
• Draft correspondence, copy edit appeals, and proofread letters
• Facilitate donor and member stewardship through strong and responsive communication; respond to external and internal development and membership queries
• Coordinate and track gift acknowledgement processes
• Assist the development staff in managing the membership database Doubleknot (DK); run reports and manage membership date in DK
• Assist with planning events and other donor/member activities
• Maintain donor and department files, including development materials
• Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects, as needed
• Provide general administrative support: schedule Zoom and Google Meet meetings and phone calls and maintain departmental calendars
• Track development project progress using the ICA’s project management resources

Minimum Hiring Standards

• Experience in fundraising for the nonprofit sector
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
• Familiarity with, willingness to learn, and/or experience with databases, CRMs, and project management tools
• Demonstrated clear written and oral communication abilities
• Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail
• Confidentiality and discretion is critical to the success and operation of this position
• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU

Preferred Hiring Standards

• Experience using Doubleknot or Blackbaud/ RADAR .
• Experience with Asana or similar project management platforms
• Interest in/passion for contemporary art and culture

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range 48,000 Application Process/Additional Information

Application review begins Friday, November 20, 2020.

Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours 9-5, M-F; occasional evenings and weekends Job Open Date 11/12/2020 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience working with a CRM?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please list any constituent records management (CRM) systems you have experience using.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have demonstrated experience working in a fundraising office?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience working in the non-profit or higher education sector?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume

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