Assistant Director of Development


: $132,420.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

HoursStandard University business hours8:30am 5:00pm (academic year)8:00am 4:30pm (summer)Hours may vary based on operational needs.Job DescriptionUnder the general direction of the Executive Director of Qualifying and Training, the Assistant Director of Development, Leadership Annual Giving is responsible for soliciting and qualifying alumni, parents and friends who have the capacity to support Syracuse University with a minimum $2,500 leadership annual gift and maximizing the opportunities to generate those gifts. The Assistant Director will carry a caseload of approx.300 donors and be a critical member of the Leadership Annual Giving (LAG) Team.QualificationsBachelors degree.Three (3) or more years of fundraising or closely related experience in a higher education environment.Experience in personal solicitations and building relationships.A valid Drivers License is required.Job Specific QualificationsAbility to strategize donor centric solicitations and execute, including personalized stewardship.Independent and collaborative critical thinking and problem solving skills essential.Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to build a case for support.Personal drive to meet and exceed annual goals.Flexible and adapts well to change.ResponsibilitiesQualify, cultivate, solicit and steward a pool of approx. 300 leadership annual giving donors for new gifts, renewals, and upgrades using a variety of techniques such as phone calls, emails, correspondence, and face-to-face visits. Ultimately, increase the number of donors giving a minimum gift of $2,500, from one or more of the 26 priority funds, to the leadership annual giving society, The Hill Society. Identify and solicit a portfolio of mid-level and major gift donors to fuel the pipeline for major gift officers.Travel as required for personal solicitation, qualification, and stewardship in order to advance the relationship with the donor. Some evening and weekend phone calling necessary.Actively collaborate with Executive Director of Qualifying and Training, the Direct Response Group, and all Philanthropic Engagement team members, as well as unit based and regional fundraising officers to enhance and maximize solicitation outcomes.Update and maintain donor database of record with strategic plans and opportunities, interactions, outcomes and next steps.Participate and potentially lead AEA or Philanthropic Engagement initiatives that are identified special projects.Application InstructionsIn addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.EEOCSyracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.Commitment to Supporting and Hiring VeteransSyracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The Universitys contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus CommunitySyracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
Associated topics: administrative coordinator, assistant, asso, beverage, front desk, front office, operation, operational support, records management, staff * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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