Assistant Director of Development

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Conference & Special Event Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 037468 Department Code 50501-8000 Department Public Communications 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
Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Advancement in the Newhouse School, the Assistant Director of Development ( ADOD ) will be responsible for creating and implementing a strategy for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors. This individual will focus on building a portfolio of donors with the capacity and inclination to make gifts in the $2,500-$25,000 range from alumni, parents and friends. The ADOD will work with Syracuse University Advancement and Philanthropic Engagement on annual fund strategies, acknowledgements, messaging, appeals and fundraising promotion. The ADOD will help grow alumni engagement and coordinate their efforts with the Newhouse School Events and Communications teams and Syracuse University Alumni Engagement for outreach and events. The ADOD will build and manage relationships with alumni volunteer leadership and provide support as needed for the Newhouse School Development and Alumni Engagement Department activities and efforts. Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required.
A minimum of two years fundraising experience (in Higher Education preferred).
Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft applications, and CRM systems.
A valid driver’s license is required. Job Specific Qualifications
Experience qualifying prospects and soliciting gifts while managing all stages of the relationship, and building the major gift pipeline
Experience with event planning and execution
Exceptional relationship building skills with internal and external constituents
Strong verbal and written communication skills, able to articulate the case for support
Attention to detail and ability to follow through
Flexibility and the ability to adapt and work in a rapidly changing environment and manage multiple priorities
Goal driven team player but also capable of working independently Responsibilities
Manage an assigned caseload of leadership annual prospects and donors. Working closely with AEA central teams, identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors. Communicate with donors on a regular basis through email, virtual visits, face-to-face visits, phone, and handwritten correspondence. Develop and maintain relationships with Newhouse School administrators, faculty, and volunteers associated with academic units and programs relevant to assigned prospects.

Creatively and meaningfully engage donors with the Newhouse School via annual fund messaging and appeals, interactions with key staff, information about programs and student accomplishments, campus visits, activities online and in their region. Involve them as volunteers with the intent to identify key leadership positions on various boards and councils.

In collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Advancement, work strategically and collaboratively with school/college/unit based and central AEA offices, including Advancement Services, Prospect Development and Analytics, Philanthropic Engagement, Gift Planning, Regional Development, and Alumni Engagement to increase giving, participation and engagement, major gift referrals, and to meet personal and unit fundraising goals.

Report results of all gifts/solicitation efforts in the CITRUS / CRM database and to the Assistant Dean for Advancement. Generate and keep updated plans and opportunities. Ensure the accuracy of data entry and maintenance and updating of records.

Build and manage relationships with Newhouse volunteer leadership, including the Newhouse 44 Board. Work with board leadership and members to schedule and execute meetings, activities and event budget tracking.

Work with SU Alumni Engagement and the Newhouse Events Team on Newhouse components of AEA University events. Develop opportunities to collaborate on events in various regions to engage Newhouse alumni. Work with Newhouse’s Communications Department to promote giving and to profile alumni in multiple communication channels.

Oversee the Newhouse Schools gift acknowledgement process. 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 09/10/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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