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Executive Asst.

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  • Full Time
  • Radford, VA
  • 70,000 - 80,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: 70,000 - 80,000

Radford University

In collaboration with the College Dean(s) and the University Advancement Team, the Director/Associate/Assistant of Advancement is responsible for securing gifts to support the University’s fundraising goals. The Director/Associate/Assistant is responsible for developing strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors. Develop an annual work plan that outlines strategies for communication, engagement, and fundraising efforts. Enlist the support of university partners to develop appropriate strategies for donors.

Manage a portfolio of 100-120 major gift donors and assigned prospects who can make a major gift. Serve as primary staff for individual prospects, developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies as part of an annual work plan. Responsible for conducting 15 monthly meaningful contacts for field research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

Assist with preparing written proposals, gift agreements, and other materials needed to define, secure, and document gifts. Effectively utilize database to record contacts with donors and prospects and analyze potential donor research materials to target prospective donors.

Establish strong working relationships with advancement, collegiate and constituent development officers and the team and staff of the areas, as well as the broader University Advancement Division to foster a productive working environment.

Extensive travel, evening and weekend work is required to meet/visit meaningful contact benchmark requirements.

Required Qualifications: Qualified candidates will demonstrate experience in fundraising and the process of acquiring philanthropic support from alumni and friends. Must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills with the demonstrated ability to build, foster and maintain relationships with both internal and external constituencies including administrators, faculty and staff, volunteer leaders, students, and alumni. The ability to multi-task, work independently, as well as collaborate in a team-based environment. Knowledge of current office software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and development software such as Raiser’s Edge. Must have the availability to travel and work non-traditional hours as needed to carry out responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a higher education setting, experience in development or alumni relations, and experience with managing a prospect portfolio.

Depending on level of experience, the selected candidate would be hired at the level of Director, Associate Director or Assistant Director

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