Assistant Director, Annual Giving (Integrated Marketing) - University Advancement
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2016981
Carnegie Mellon is enjoying its most productive fundraising years in its history, raising more than $950M over the last three years. University Advancement (UA) supports the entire CMU community in building relationships with key constituencies and securing the financial resources the university needs to continue its ascent. As the division grows, we are seeking an Assistant Director, Annual Giving (Integrated Marketing). This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment. Reporting to the associate director, Annual Giving (Integrated Marketing), you will be responsible for overseeing, evaluating and driving undergraduate alumni giving, which includes implementing direct mail and electronic fundraising programs. Collaboration across internal teams will be essential to create strategy for numerous alumni audiences and reach institution-wide goals.
Your core responsibilities will include:
Administering direct mail and electronic annual giving program to drive undergraduate alumni participation through educating, engaging and soliciting alumni with unique touchpoints throughout the fiscal year.
Serving as the point of contact for undergraduate alumni participation direct marketing and working closely with Advancement Communications and Alumni and Constituent Engagement to implement strategies to increase participation among all undergraduate alumni segments.
Collaborating within the University Advancement division and across the colleges on alumni participation goals to increase awareness, solicitations, reporting and/or internal volunteer support.
Tracking and reporting progress on implementation plan using key metrics; continually adjusting the plan based on analysis. Preparing fundraising reports and communications about results for CMU units and management.
Keeping current on programs, faculty, research, and student initiatives at the university. Networking with advancement colleagues, college liaisons, and staff, administrators and faculty across the university when necessary.
Other duties as assigned
Passion, excellence and flexibility are vital qualities within University Advancement. A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; collaboration; and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
The ability to:
interact effectively within the University Advancement division, as well as with other members of the campus community and external constituents
communicate with prospects/donors in an appropriate manner in written, oral and personal communication
handle confidential donor information and make good decisions regarding the use of such information
maintain composure when dealing with difficult situations and/or individuals
work under pressure and with frequent interruptions
pay close attention to detail
keep and maintain accurate and detailed reports and records
prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
understand and follow directions
work well with others and/or as part of a team
Demonstrated analytical, communication and problem-solving skills
You should be able to travel domestically and be willing to work outside of normal business hours as needed.
A bachelor's degree is required
One to three years of experience, preferably within a university/non-profit setting
Knowledge of the principles of fundraising such as donor acquisition and donor retention
Must possess persuasive writing and editing skills with an attention to detail
Project management skills with the ability to oversee existing vendor relationships to meet deadlines
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and successfully complete a driver's license verification on an annual basis. Must complete the National Safety Council Defensive Driver Training once every three years
Successful background check
COVID-19 Condition of Employment
As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in Pennsylvania, California, Washington D.C., New York and Virginia to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires must provide proof of their vaccination or have an approved exemption.
New employees requesting a medical , religious or strong moral or ethical conviction exemption from the vaccine must complete and submit an exemption request form for review and approval. To receive the appropriate exemption request form, contact [email protected] . Employees with approved exemptions will be required to comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements including use of facial coverings, Daily Self-Assessment and Weekly Tartan Testing.
Staff - Regular
Full Time/Part time
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Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.