Director Annual Fund - Friedman School/HNRCA-(17001666)
The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University is the first graduate school of nutrition in the US. From bench science to policy, the Friedman School educates tomorrow's leaders, and affects change today, from famine relief, physical health and obesity, to investigating the nutrients important for our health. The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) is the largest center in the world focusing on the links between nutrition and healthy aging. The Office of Development and Alumni Relations seeks to develop and maintain substantive relationships with alumni, students, corporate contacts, parents and friends in order to raise the significant philanthropic funds required to meet the School and Center's endowment, capital and annual giving needs.
The Director of Annual Giving is a vital member of the Friedman School/HNRCA Development and Alumni Relations team who leads annual fund activities for the office. The Director of Annual Giving creates and implements strategies and tactics that will increase annual fund participation and leadership giving from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. Responsibilities include prospect portfolio management, personal solicitations, direct marketing activities, strategic planning and reporting, and volunteer management.
3-5 years of experience in development or a comparable field with annual fund direct marketing experience.
Valid U.S. Driver's License.
Microsoft Office and some complex donor and information database experience (e.g. Advance, Razor's Edge, Millennium, proprietary system).
Experience in constituent relations, direct marketing, and volunteer management.
Must be able to function under tight deadlines, work well in a team setting and individually, be highly organized and possess superior communication skills.
Higher education annual fund experience is highly desirable as is experience with personal solicitations.
Experience with Advance donor and information management systems is a plus as well as experience analyzing and segmenting data.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Work schedule varies depending on travel, event schedule and volunteer phone sessions - some evenings and weekends.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.