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Currently, we have a career opportunity as an Assistant Director of Development, Athletics (Evanston Campus).
Job Summary: The Assistant Director manages the unit's prospect pool and engages in significant internal project management, such as prospect identification, stewardship, events, fundraising budget and development of strategic reports. Will interface with program directors and may interact with faculty.
This position is part of the Athletics Development team in Alumni Relations and Development and focuses on leadership level gifts.
Gathers data, assesses leads, and develops strategies designed to realize the potential of the unit's fundraising and donor engagement initiatives.
Assists with development of fundraising yearly plan.
Facilitates or makes annual solicitations and ensures effective stewardship.
Involves collaboration with both internal department partners and with unit's office.
Key partnerships and work include:
Interfacing with Prospect Management and Prospect Discovery and Information teams to develop strategies and identify new prospects.
Coordination with Athletics, Donor Relations, and Special Events teams to develop and execute stewardship strategies.
Prospects & Gifts
Oversees the unit's prospect pool, managing solicitations, renewals, stewardship and acquisition of donors.
Partners with the Donor Relations team to steward endowed and expendable funds supporting the unit.
Recommends changes to enhance innovation, objectives and goals of the unit's fundraising program.
Manages the unit's development advisory board including the planning and executive of the annual meeting, maintains up-to-date information regarding membership, advisory board mission and terms.
Plans and coordinates events with to recognize and cultivate unit prospects
Gathers, records and retrieves information about prospects and donors utilizing the University's donor and alumni tracking database, Internet, meetings with development staff, faculty, etc.
Creates monthly gift reports for senior leadership to track demonstrate fundraising progress of unit.
Works in conjunction with the ARD's Finance and Administration team to coordinate unit budget accounts.
Manages the fundraising budget and coordinates all billing with the unit's budget office.
Supervises 1-2 non-exempt staff &/or provides work direction.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
2 years of development, marketing, sales or the equivalent experience is required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Working at Northwestern University: Beyond being a place to learn and grow professionally, Northwestern is an exciting and fulfilling place to work! Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: competitive compensation; excellent retirement plans; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; dependent care match; vacation, sick and holiday pay; professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.
Northwestern greatly values work/life balance amongst its employees. Take advantage of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities on campus. Employees also receive access to childcare solutions, retail discounts, and other work/life balance resources.
Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.
For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will apply for current openings. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position is 34768.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.