The University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW), Office of Development and Alumni Relations seeks a Development Associate II who is eager to contribute to the School and team goals and will assist in maintaining and enhancing institutional affiliation, participation in activities and philanthropic giving. Utilizing independent judgment, discretion, and analytical thinking, the Development Associate will independently plan, organize, and implement key events and activities related to donor and alumni relations. Reporting to the Associate Dean for SSW Advancement, this position is a critical member of the school's team and will work closely with the Associate Dean, SSW Development Officers, the Dean's Office staff, external constituents, and academic and administrative leaders.
The School of Social Work is one of seven professional schools at the University of Maryland Baltimore, an urban health, law and human services campus. The School ranks among the top twenty schools of social work in the nation and has an enrollment of approximately 950 MSW students in two locations (Baltimore and Shady Grove) and about 60 PhD students are also enrolled. We also host two national training and technical assistance centers, a Child Welfare Academy, a Center on Positive Schools, and about $30,000,000 in extramural projects, in all. At this time UM SSW has about 300 employees.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
This is a Part-Time Position (32 hours/week)
Travel may be required.
Performs in-depth analysis of the donor database to create departmental strategies aimed at leveraging the donor pool
Researches, analyzes data, and develops recommendations and strategies to increase potential funding sources
Prepares regularly occurring and ad hoc reports on donor trends and participation rates.
Contributes to development and evaluation of donor goals and objectives.
Performs advanced problem solving and generates creative solutions to address database and fundraising goals
Develops plans and processes for the targeted audience
Spearheads campaigns of alumni and other potential donors.
Oversees donor and prospect information for the donor database. Coordinates donor recognition and stewardship and insures the timely acknowledgement of all gifts.
Composes, proofreads, edits and prepares correspondence, brochures, and other materials.
Coordinates the Development Office's social media presence
Assists with alumni and donor events and board meeting logistics
Performs other related administrative duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in related field.
Experience: Two (2) year of experience in marketing, fundraising, or a development which may have involved donor relations or special events.
Other: Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered.
Credit history review may be required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Possesses a general knowledge of solicitation and fundraising procedures and is able to perform the position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with school and fundraising trends and influences. Assume personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use development related systems and tools. Maintains productivity and uses strategies to plan, organize, and prioritize assignments. Able to make independent decisions that are a matter of significance for the unit.
Effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Write and present information in a clear and concise way. Interpret and understand written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Demonstrate pleasant and positive interactions with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers. Reach compromise and consensus to influence and negotiate. Remain calm and manage conflict, and work well with a diverse workforce.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.