The primary responsibilities of the Associate Director of Development are to workwith the Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations serving as a frontline fundraiser while also helping to manage the day-to-day operations of thedevelopment office.
Duties and Responsibilities:
*Maintain personal contact with donors to develop their interest in School programs and to provide information concerning gift opportunities. Manage the relationships between School leadership (including the Board of Visitors) and major gift prospects. Solicit annual, campaign and planned gifts to meet Indiana University and Lilly Family School of Philanthropy campaign goals and objectives.
*Working with the Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations in providing the School with professional fundraising to include planning and coordinating various programs, projects and efforts aiding in the acquisition of capital, annual, and deferred gifts on a continuing basis consistent with the approved fundraising goals.
*Serve as primary Women’s Philanthropy Institute liaison located within the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of gifts from prospective donors. Includes performing or supervising donor research, growing theannual fund, gift solicitation and inspiring staff and volunteers in raising annual and leadership gifts each year.
*Supervise and oversee the work of development staff, hourly employees and graduate assistants while collaborating with the Board of Visitors to support themission and vision of the School. Assist with the day-to-day operations of theoffice.
*Represent the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at local, state and national level conferences and meetings that provide opportunities to engage with current and prospective donors.
*Supervise the accurate recording, reporting and acknowledgement of all gifts received by the School to include production of donor lists for the Annual Report and resolving gift reporting issues with Indiana University and the Indiana University Foundation.
*Prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. Oversee maintenance of database and records ofactivities described above as necessary.
Required: Bachelor’s degree, plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant managementexperience with nonprofit or higher education organizations and demonstrated record of fundraising success. Significant travel is required. A valid driver’s license is necessary.
Work requires experience in nonprofit administration, fundraising, grant proposal preparation, alumni affairs, public relations, sales and promotions, marketing, or a related field in order to acquire skills necessary to administer, coordinate and/or participate in a variety of fundraising activities.
Preferred: Masters in Philanthropic Studies, nonprofit management or related. Certified Fund Raising Executive.
Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Position may include lifting and carrying a variety of materials typically weighing approximately 25 pounds, frequent walking, climbing of stairs, and physical activity are essential for this position. Mental focus and attention to detail are critical to the careful handling of confidential materials and staff and volunteers operating under the stress of a high volume situation. Since both in-state and out-of-state travel are required for this position, the ability to maintain energy and focus while navigating unfamiliar areas is also essential. Incumbent must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license and be able to drive during daylight and evening hours.