- Working Title :
- Annual Giving Officer and Alumni Relations Officer, School of Education
- Posting Number :
- Job Category :
- Fundraising - Annual Giving
- Salary :
- $40,000 - $45,000
- Reports To :
- Director of Development, Communications, and Alumni Relations
- Date Posted :
- Experience Range :
- 2 to 5 Years
Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Officer
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The Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Officer will assist the Director of Development, Communications, and Alumni Relations in creating and implementing strategies to advance and support the mission of the School of Education.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Annual Giving (40%)
The Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Officer is responsible for the overall operation of the annual giving program of the School of Education and will coordinate all annual direct mail solicitations and Telefund solicitations. This includes but is not limited to:
Coordinating with the Office of University Development (OUD) Annual Giving Office to organize strategic calling, direct mail solicitations, and email communications as needed, and to create and edit Telefund scripts and solicitation letter texts.
- Working closely with the OUD Annual Giving Office to develop a strategic analysis of the annual fund schedule, telephone/mailing costs, and fundraising goals.
- Asking selected annual giving donors to increase their annual fund commitments through telephone, mail, or personal solicitation.
- Working with appropriate school personnel to create a strong annual giving case for support, aligning it with school priorities, initiatives, and communication strategies.
Alumni Relations (30%)
The Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Officer will work with the Director to create and support a development and alumni relations committee for the School of Education. This includes recruiting members, helping to create and implement an active agenda for the group, and planning and attending regular meetings and sponsored events. The Officer will also develop other opportunities for alumni engagement.
Development Events and Activities (15%)
The Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Officer is responsible for the creation and execution of all reunion activities. In addition, the Officer will assist the Director in planning and implementing other development and alumni events, including events on campus, off-campus dinners, and receptions and celebrations.
The Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Officer will work with the Coordinator of Executive Communications and Stewardship and the Director to provide ongoing and effective stewardship of annual giving program donors. This includes but is not limited to:
- Implementing a proactive stewardship program for annual giving program donors.
- Writing and regularly updating meaningful and appropriate acknowledgement letters for annual giving program donors.
- Providing appropriate stewardship and gift impact information to annual giving program donors.
- Overseeing the administrative system for the acknowledgement and processing of gifts aligned appropriately with donor wishes.
- Providing appropriate updates to alumni/donor database.
- A baccalaureate degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 2-4 years of successful administrative experience, preferably in fundraising or alumni relations.
- Discretion and an ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment.
- Ability to work outside of a normal work week when needed.
- Strong interpersonal skills, both written and oral, as well as a high level of flexibility and organization.
- Reasonable knowledge of university organizational structure, protocol, policies, and procedures.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment, follow-through, and to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
- Comfort with personal computers and database management programs.
- Excellent customer service standards.
Mission StatementThe Office of University Development maximizes private support for the University of Michigan through high-quality collaboration with the development programs of schools, colleges, and units. We also provide fundraising leadership through the stimulation and facilitation of healthy, productive and life-long relationships with our colleagues, alumni, friends, foundations and corporations.
U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.