Associate Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations (Annual Giving Officer 2)-(1700011P)
University of Maryland Baltimore, Francis King Carey School of Law is currently seeking an Associate Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations (Annual Giving Officer 2). The Associate Director of AnnualGiving and Alumni Relations is responsible for the development and coordinationof annual giving and alumni solicitation activities that include cultivating relationshipswith donors, alumni, students, faculty and friends of the law school. In thisrole, the Associate Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations is expectedto strategize and apply annual giving best practices that will develop andbuild a consistent donor base that may include alumni, board members, students,faculty, families of students and staff. This position focuses on bothunrestricted giving and comprehensive campaign giving as directed to supportthe Maryland Carey School of Law. Serving under the direction of the Directorof Alumni Engagement in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, theAssociate Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations is given latitude tomake strategic decisions to grow and enhance annual giving at the law school.Expected to contribute in a team driven atmosphere and adjust to goals andexpectations.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive healthinsurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and theirdependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Contribute in the planning andresponsible for the full execution of annual giving and alumni affinitycampaigns and programs to renew, retain, increase and acquire all levels ofannual giving donors.
Responsible for meeting mutually setmetrics to advance annual goals. Maintain an annual solicitation calendar andwork with communications to ensure proper scheduling. Monitor annual givingproject budget and expenses. Maintain a small portfolio of high-level annualgiving donors and effectively cultivate, solicit and steward on an annualbasis.
Responsible for identifying andelevating identified major gift donors into the proper portfolios. Manage allstudent affinity fundraising programs including crowd sourcing and appeals.Create and manage a class based agent program in support of special initiativesand Reunions.
Manage and coordinate communicationand activities for the law school giving societies; the GOLD Network and theMaryland Carey Law School Club. Manage and coordinate the graduating class giftcampaign and develop strategy to grow and enhance the Student PhilanthropyCouncil.
In conjunction with the Director ofAlumni Engagement, have a strong grasp of social media best practices (Facebookand LinkedIn primarily) to better reach and inspire alumni giving. Liaison andwork strategically with the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation AnnualGiving Office to execute direct mail, calling programs, and onlinesolicitation.
Actively engage in website planningand maintenance of annual giving pages. In consultation with the FoundationAnnual Giving team, prepare routine reports on annual giving trends, donorparticipation, fundraising costs, and analyze data for use in goal setting andplanning, and for building strategies for the future.
Frequently benchmark with peerinstitutions to monitor growth and to identify areas of success and revision.Participate in team planning meetings, accept special assignments, assistcolleagues and provide support for all ongoing programs and operations, asneeded. Formulate and execute effective communication/marketing materials andsolicitation activities within specific market segments identified as havingpotential for the greatest growth, including creating and editing of allsolicitation appeals.
Coordinate regularly withdevelopment officers, chairs, directors, unit administrators and other membersof academic units and encourage faculty to broach fundraising, provideintroductory information to donors/prospects, and support event functions.
Bachelor's degree Three (3) years of development experience with one (1) year in annual giving, phonathons, alumni relations, special events, fundraising, or higher education development field experience.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to assist in the writing and editing of solicitation materials. Knowledge of non-profit fundraising, annual giving, marketing or alumni activities, reporting and receipting of annual fund solicitations and fundraising techniques and procedures, preferably in a higher education environment. Abiltity to uphold federal laws governing privacy, including HIPAA and FERPA; works in coordination and cooperation with affiliated entities. Ability to communicate and interact with, as well as support effective partnerships with peers, subordinates, and campus and community leaders. Ability to establish goals, structures, and work independently or in a team environment. Ability to use relationship-building skills to identify and cultivate new prospects or alumni as well as maintain and build upon relationships with existing prospects, alumni, and donors. Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research, gather information, solve problems and make decisions. Possess expertise with office computer systems and relevant programs including Microsoft Office Suite applications. Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, 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.
Employee Class :Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time:Full-Time
:Frances King Carey School of Law - Development and Alumni Relations
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.