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Assistant Director of Development

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs
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Full Time
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Job # 037528 Department Code 31301-0097 Department Institute for Veterans and Military Families Job Title Assistant Director of Development Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Assistant Director of Development, will serve as the primary lead for the IVMF’s online giving strategy and engage individual donors for annual gift support and potential lead generation to IVMF major gift officers from the direct response pool. Working with an external firm, they are responsible for executing strategies and managing implementation of multi-channel digital platforms and fundraising campaigns including donors and prospects via email, social, and web to substantially grow and steward the support base for IVMF and its unique role in the veteran and military field. In addition, the role works closely with internal and external stakeholders to achieve shared outcomes. Qualifications
  • Ability to manage all stages of a direct response program including working collaboratively with an outside agency.
  • Proven ability to manage a leadership giving portfolio including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • 3-5 years of related fundraising experience in higher-education or at a not-for-profit organization.
  • Commitment to the principals behind higher education and strong desire to associate with Syracuse University and IVMF and champion its mission.
  • A high level of discretion and an ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Flexible and strategic with the ability to multitask and create and implement plans and follow-though with assigned tasks and projects.
  • Exceptional personal initiative and ability to drive results.
  • Effective communicator, articulate and persuasive.
  • Energetic, proactive with a hands-on style.
  • Bright and creative with a good executive presence and personal style to represent the organization to multiple constituents.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Communication Proficiency, oral and written
  • Time Management
  • Collaborations Skills
  • Flexibility
  • Professional Demeanor, Composure and Personal Effectiveness
  • Technical Proficiency for Maximum Efficiency
  • Exceptional Customer Service
  • Multitasking Effectiveness in a shared workplace

a. Proficient in MS Office 365 applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint (Bea, let me know if you would prefer we just expand your first sentence under specific qualifications).
b. Must possess a sense of collaboration, mutual understanding, and a willingness to assist colleagues
c. Readiness to interact with a variety of people and assume diverse duties and tasks; and demonstrate willingness and ability to work autonomously and collaboratively, as part of a team Responsibilities
Collaborate with consulting agency to manage online giving program including digital donor cultivation, renewal, and solicitation campaigns, social media efforts, monthly giving, donor acquisition and stewardship, including timetables and schedules.
Engage individual donors including IVMF alumni, Syracuse University alumni and online donors.
Manage existing system for tracking, evaluating, and optimizing campaign performance and engagement metrics and analyze and incorporate data into recommendations and plans.
Compile and analyze data analytics to support decision making in real time and long-term sustainable growth along the donor pathway, including list growth and engagement as well as fundraising metrics.
Works across the IVMF to understand needs and coordinate development strategies.

Identify strategy use of donor segments and suppression lists to retain and upgrade donors.
Create and execute donor conversion, retention, and upgrade strategies.
In collaboration with consulting agency, develop email strategies, creative direction, and lead implementation of email campaigns to drive fundraising consistent with IVMF’s brand.
Build annual support from donors with a giving level below $5,000.
Partner with university central development to expand reach and visibility of IVMF individual giving programs.

Build an engagement portfolio of prospects with demonstrated giving history and having been identified with capacity to make gifts of $5,000+ annually, with accountability for increased dollar performance.
Identify potential donors that can serve as leads for our major gift officers. Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 09/23/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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