The Assistant Director is responsible for the Annual Fundâ™s direct response solicitation of prospects and donors to UCM. The prospects and donors include alumni, grateful patients, UCM Trustees, Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine Council members, volunteer referrals, Medicine and Biological Sciences Development (MBSD) prospects, and campaign donors.
Develops an annual solicitation plan and manages all aspects of the integrated program including: direct mail, online implementation, materials and message development; appeal creation; vendor selection; and appeal execution.
In partnership with the Donors Relations team, creates procedures to ensure timely, accurate, and thoughtful acknowledgement of all gifts to the Annual Funds as well as production and mailing of appropriate acknowledgement letters.They involve special signers, as appropriate, including UCM leaders, volunteers, faculty, and administrators; and Alumni leaders and volunteers.
Responsible for all appeal data and list management, including self-service querying and reporting to manage MBSDâ™s Annual Fund and segmentation for appeals and communications. Builds final appeal and communications list for direct mail, email and telefund and responsible for maintaining up-to-date lists in multiple platforms, including the donor database, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, and other communications tools.
Utilizes the stewardship program and other available resources to keep prospects and donors involved and informed of ongoing projects, developments, and advancements at the UCM. Coordinates with Strategic Constituencies, Outreach, ARD and UCM marketing teams to ensure that all opportunities to cultivate prospective and current donors to the Annual Funds are maximized. Staffs Reunion and class volunteers to cultivate gifts and encourage engagement.
Participates in and contributes to the planning process for the Annual Funds team. Their responsibilities include: developing annual projections; an annual solicitation plan and associated budget; and monitoring cultivation, recognition, and stewardship activity against the annual plan.
Identifies reports required to track and analyze Annual Fundsâ™ activity including appeal results; donor movement through giving levels; donor retention; andÂ fundraising projections
Contributes to the development of plans to solicit prospective donors and meet campaign goals. This includes speaking to new prospects persuasively about the case for annual giving support.
Collaborates with all divisions and schools, and relays information regarding capacity and inclination to give to the appropriate channels in the University through knowledge of the University process.
Performs other related work as needed.
A minimum of two years of full-time professional experience in annual giving, development or a related field.
Experience with direct mail and marketing programs is preferred. Digital marketing experience and website giving pages are preferred areas of expertise.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other databases required Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to interact with high level donors, alumni, faculty, peers, and administrators.
Ability to motivate groups of people and individuals
Ability to resolve conflict and build consensus
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