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Assistant Director, Annual Leadership Giving

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Position Information

Position Information

Requisition Number: 0170151
Position Type: Staff
Division: University Relations
Department: Office of Annual Giving
Organizational Unit: Office Of Annual Giving
HR Classification Title: Assistant Director, Annual Leadership Giving
Work Status: Full-time Regular
Hours Per Week: 40+
Days of Week: M-F
Shift Schedule:
Specific Work Schedule: Some nights and weekends
Posting Options: Internal and External
Position Summary:
  • The Assistant Director of Annual Leadership Giving has the primary purpose of increasing leadership level support (gifts of $1,000 – $25,000) for LMU through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of alumni, parents, and friends of LMU. The Assistant Director will be responsible for developing and managing key volunteer committees dedicated to helping increase participation and leadership level support for LMU.
Position Specific Responsibilities:
  • In consultation with the Associate Director of Annual Leadership Giving, establish and meet annual qualitative and quantitative goals, objectives and key accountabilities in order to increase donors and dollars raised through The LMU Society, Loyola Marymount University’s leadership giving society. Determine the most effective means to report progress and provide assessment and analysis on a regular basis.
  • In collaboration with colleagues and key stakeholders, identify new prospects and develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for prospects capable of gifts in the $1,000 to $25,000 range.
  • Effectively communicate the financial needs of LMU to alumni, parents, and friends and encourage continuing relationships leading to long-term investment in the University.
  • In consultation with the Associate Director of Annual Leadership Giving, work with major gift officers to effectively ensure upward movement of prospects and donors. Work with Development Services to ensure that the prospect management system and alumni database are up-to-date.
  • Responsible for the management and recruitment of key volunteer committees dedicated to helping increase participation and support.
  • Respond to donors, prospects, University administrators, and University Relations staff with inquiries for information about giving opportunities within Loyola Marymount University.
  • Represent LMU within the alumni community and at professional organizations or associations; serve on committees as required.
  • Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Experience/Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3 years of direct or related solicitation experience in progressively responsible positions, preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of fundraising, volunteer management, event production, communication, and office systems.
  • Ability to perform complex and concurrent administrative tasks involving independent judgment and requiring speed and accuracy; maintain confidential information; effective organizational/administrative abilities including proficiency in planning and prioritizing.
  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information.
  • Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledgeable of relevant systems.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and travel as needed.
Required Education:
  • Typically a Bachelor’s degree is required. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
Physical Demands (if applicable)
Special Instructions
Exemption Status: Exempt
Salary Grade Minimum: **
Salary Grade Midpoint: **
Posting Date 08/10/2017
Application Deadline Date:

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