Development Coordinator, Annual Giving - University of Saint Joseph
University of Saint Joseph
Location: West Hartford, Connecticut
Internal Number: 157571
Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Staff Posted On: Fri Jan 6 2023 Job Description:
Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations, the Development Coordinator of Annual Giving is charged with increasing annual giving, executing targeted fundraising campaigns and strengthening ties to the University.
By improving existing programs, the Coordinator will exceed fundraising goals and further engage alumni, faculty, staff and University leadership in advancing the mission of the school. The Coordinator is further charged with growing, soliciting, and stewarding segments of the broader donor pool including parents and students.
Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)
Work with Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Team to develop and implement a Reunion Giving Plan
Plan and develop affinity group fundraising strategies (Ambassadors, Reunion, Fairfield Club, Athletic, Pharmacy, etc.)
Assist in management of database for Institutional Advancement, including gift entry; creating and maintaining appeal records; running reports; and improving general database health.
Manage online giving pages and text to give.
Identify target audiences and create and execute effective fundraising appeals.
Work with the Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations to ensure goal attainment of the Annual Fund; analyze results and progress toward goals.
Work with Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations to enhance Faculty/Staff Giving program; set goal; establish timeline and analyze progress toward goal.
Oversee young alumni, the BOLD giving program; design and schedule of mailings;
Work with Director to organize and implement the annual Commencement Challenge
Work with Director to enhance Student Giving program; oversee Senior Giving Program and student engagement in philanthropy; set goals; establish timeline and analyze progress toward goal
Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred
Knowledge of fundraising and development experience preferred
Comprehensive ability to manage volunteers
Experience with Raiser's Edge strongly preferred
Ability to travel, work some evening and weekends
Ability to set priorities and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills; ability to manage changing priorities and meet deadlines
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management). Familiarity with specific applications used by the University/Department a plus.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents
Exhibits a high level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, diplomacy, negotiation and sales skills, and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision
Demonstrated ability to handle complex and multiple tasks in a professional and efficient manner and ability to handle matters of confidential nature.
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to engage positively and work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
The University of Saint Joseph believes it must play an active role in creating a community of employees that is diverse, inclusive and equitable. Our work benefits greatly from the contributions of people of color, people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.