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Associate Director of the Drexel Fund

Position Title: Associate Director of the Drexel Fund, College of Engineering (COE), College of Computing & Informatics (CCI), School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems (BIOMED)

Reports to: Executive Director of Development, Institutional Advancement (Science, Technology,  Engineering and  Medicine - STEM)

Job Classification:   Professional/Administrative

FLSA Classification:  Exempt

Basic Function:

The Associate Director of the Drexel Fund, COE, CCI and BIOMED is responsible for developing a comprehensive annual giving strategy for the College of Engineering, College of Computing & Informatics and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems.  He or she develops a coordinated mix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, phone, and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support for the College of Engineering. The Associate Director has a keen appreciation for the foundation of annual giving as the enabling component of successful major and gift planning programs. He or she reports to the Executive Director of Development, Executive Director of Development, Institutional Advancement (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine - STEM) and has a secondary reporting relationship to the Executive Director, Strategy and Analytics, Drexel Fund. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Detail:

  1. Collaborates with the Executive Director of Development, Institutional Development, STEM and Executive Director, Strategy and Analytics, Drexel Fund, to plan and execute an annual giving strategy for the College of Engineering, College of Computing Informatics and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems.
  2. Focuses closely on effective communication and solicitation activities within specific donor segments identified as having potential for the greatest growth for the College of Engineering.
  3. Works closely with the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Institutional Advancement, STEM, Executive Director of Development, Institutional Advancement, STEM and development officers within the College of Engineering, College of Computing & Informatics and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems to increase support of the unrestricted fund for the schools/colleges.  Collaborates with development officers in the unit to gain strong participation in annual giving and build strategies for moving donors to higher giving levels.
  4. Establishes targeted appeals for the College of Engineering, College of Computing & Informatics and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems constituents through direct mail, social media, phone calls, and personal outreach.
  5. Works closely with the Drexel Fund team to provide strategy and direction for the phonathon program, including developing segmented asks and calling scripts specific for the College of Engineering, College of Computing & Informatics and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems.
  6. Partners with the Associate Director of Development, CoE, CCI, BIOMED to manage all aspects of the College of Engineering, College of Computing & Informatics and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, including advising those students seeking both fundraising guidance and solicitation assistance from Institutional Advancement.
  7. Seeks to engage College of Engineering, College of Computing & Informatics and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems parents through the targeted solicitations of high net-worth parents.    
  8. Assists with increasing participation from recent graduates.  
  9. Collaborates with Executive Director, Strategy and Analytics, Drexel Fund to develop useful reports and analyze those reports to identify giving trends to ultimately increase support from targeted audiences.
  10. Assists in the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of unrestricted College of Engineering, College of Computing Informatics and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems prospects and donors up to $25,000 for the Drexel Fund.
  11. Identifies key volunteers through the ongoing management and enhancement of the A.J. Drexel Society and the Drexel Fund.
  12. Stewards donors through ongoing communications, recognition activities, invitations to key events, and interaction with beneficiaries of their support.
  13. Utilizes predictive modeling tools to identify donors capable of increasing their unrestricted support for the Unit’s schools/colleges.
  14. Produces reports and analyzes those reports to identify donor and dollar trends. 
  15. Works closely with the directors of development in the Unit’s schools/colleges to increase support of the annual fund.
  16. Promotes University priorities and image to constituents.  Understand and promote campus goals and objectives.  Maintain current knowledge of university-wide institutional priorities.
  17. Adheres to performance goals and standards for Associate Director of the Drexel Fund, College of Engineering as specified under Office of Institutional Advancement guidelines.  Any changes during employment to these guidelines will be disseminated in a timely manner.
  18. Follows Institutional Advancement procedures with regard to prospect management and documenting contacts. Responsible for oversight and submission of all relative fund raising reports, statistics, projections and publications.
  19. Other duties as assigned.

Task-to-Time Allocation

Direct donor/prospect activities

10%

Fund raising administration

85%

Institutional Advancement department meetings

5%

Qualifications:

  1. Three to five years’ experience of demonstrated success in annual fund fundraising in a higher education development program is required.
  2. achelor’s degree required.
  3. Ability and willingness to travel required.
  4. Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends required
  5. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills required.
  6. Excellent administrative skills required.
  7. Previous experience working with senior-level executives preferred.
  8. Knowledge of prospect management systems preferred.
  9. Knowledge of database fundraising software CS Advance and Reeher is desirable.
  10. Web fundraising and knowledge of social media platforms experience is desirable.

Supervision and Evaluation:

The Associate of Development, Drexel Fund reports to the Executive Director of Development, Institutional Advancement, STEM and has a dotted line to the Executive Director, Strategy and Analytics, Drexel Fund. Performance evaluations will be prepared by the Executive Director of Development, Institutional Advancement, STEM.

Skills and Behaviors

Results oriented
Strong presentation skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Executive presence and image
Inspires cooperation
Collaborative and a team player
Respectful of others
Ability to handle confidential information
Honesty
Integrity
Confidence
Enthusiasm
Initiative
Analytical
Sense of humor
Listening
Understands volunteer board relations
Understands breadth and complexity of a major research university
Understands vital importance of applied and experiential higher education

Professional presentation & actions clause as a requirement for employment:

Success in the workplace depends on a strong commitment to the tasks assigned, respect for others and confidentiality in handling, and dealing with prospects, and sensitive constituent information.  Honesty, integrity and treating others with respect are expected at all times.  Additionally, all employees are expected to have good presentation skills, which include and are not limited to the following items: excellent verbal and written skills.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin.

For additional information please contact John Bernat , email: jb657@drexel.edu phone:  215-571-4662  or apply on Drexel Jobs.