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The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to build a better world through business. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improve business and society.
About the Department
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations drives the fundraising and alumni relations activities of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
The role of the Senior Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations will be to manage a portfolio of $500K - $2.5M and up to 200 prospective donors of the Ross School of Business, with a primary focus on individual Major Gifts (commitments up to $1M or more). This position will report to the Director of Major Gifts. In consultation with the Director, the Senior Associate Director will help develop and implement a strategy for the discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual donor prospects throughout the midwest with a primary focus on the greater Chicago metro area.
Contributes to our positive and inclusive work community by building trusting partnerships across the school, continually learning, creating impactful experiences, and working with a sense of ownership for outcomes. Approaches this work with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind; treating others with respect, dignity, and in a manner where individuals feel they belong; listens, values feedback, and learns from the perspectives of others.
Donor Cultivation, Solicitation and Stewardship
In coordination with the Director, work a geographic area of prospects and donors.
Identify and qualify a portfolio of prospects with capacity to make Lead Annual Giving and Major Gifts (commitments up to $1M or more).
Gather data, assess prospects, and develop strategies designed to realize current and lifetime giving potential of individual prospects.
Strategic Planning and Campaign Participation
Participate in the development of geographic area objectives and strategies.
Participate in stewardship strategy setting with Donor Relations for assigned geographic area.
Develop and maintain appropriate and effective reporting of activity and monitoring of resources or expenditures associated with program and portfolio.
Assist in the execution of a major School-wide fundraising campaign as it relates to the University-wide campaign.
Volunteer and Other
Work with volunteer committees and individual alumni volunteers.
Coordinate volunteer leadership for regional campaign fundraising activities, as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum 5 years of experience in fundraising (especially in personal solicitation programs) or relevant work experience in sales or similar field
Experience in closing Lead Annual Giving and Major Gifts, or other kinds of solicitation
Experience in analyzing and interpreting data to drive strategies with the ability to conceptualize, develop, implement, and assess strategic development activities
Project management and organizational skills
Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Benefits at the University of Michigan
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
Generous time off (Vacation, Holidays, Season Days, etc.)
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
Flexible Work Program
Ross Onsite Fitness Center
Salary Information: The general salary range for this position is $92,000 - $102,000. Candidates can expect to be paid a competitive and equitable salary. Factors used to determine salary include experience, knowledge and skills for the position. All candidates are encouraged to discuss salary questions to honor alignment and transparency throughout the recruiting process.
Michigan Ross values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent staff who thrive and contribute to a positive and inclusive environment.
The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.
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