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Assistant Director of Special Projects/VUJ Advancement

Employer
Vincennes University
Location
Vincennes, Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 3, 2024

Job Details



Description

As a dual report, this role functions as an assistant director assigned to support the fundraising and development efforts of the VUJ Campus/Foundation (VUJF) in cooperation with the VU Foundation (VUF). This position will also support special projects related to alumni and donor development as assigned by the Executive Director of the VUF.

The successful candidate will be required to maintain office hours at both the Vincennes and Jasper Campuses, regardless of where their position is based.

Duties and Responsibilities

Cultivate, solicit and build relationships with donors and alumni with a special emphasis on the Jasper Campus
Coordinate and manage VUJF annual and special campaigns, i.e. Blazers Give Day, and Scholastic Excellence
Serve as a primary facilitator of the collaboration between the VU Foundation and the VU Jasper Campus Foundation
Provide administrative support to the VUJF President and Executive Director of VUF
Work with the VUF Account Analyst and fund holders to process gifts and provide status reports
Coordinate with the Director of Development and VU Director of Alumni Engagement to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of donor and alumni records and databases
Support the stewardship process of donors
Cultivate and secure grant opportunities
Cultivate, solicit and build relationships with donors and alumni with a special emphasis on the Jasper Campus
Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of donor and alumni records and databases
Manage special events
Other related duties as assigned

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Ability to interface with various technologies, software and social media platforms
Ability to manage multiple projects at once and balance competing priorities
Creates and contributes to a positive and professional work environment through intentional and open communication
Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Innovative thinker who is resourceful and creative
Outstanding communication and customer service skills along with the ability to connect with people from all backgrounds
Seeks out opportunities to develop and maintain a relevant knowledge base
Strong organizational and financial management skills with a keen eye for detail

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
Proficient use of Microsoft Office.

Company

 

Vincennes University (

VU) is a premier learning institution, widely recognized for leadership in innovation and delivery of successful educational experiences. VU develops people and enhances communities through accessible, high-quality educational programs, strategic partnerships, and active engagement.


We value personal growth, collaborative relationships, cooperation, continuous improvement, cultural enrichment, and inclusivity. VU is a diverse community whose members all share responsibility for supporting the University’s mission, and all are welcome and respected for their contributions. 

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