Development Associate at Careerbuilder in Miami, Florida

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Division of Development & Alumni Relations supports and promotes the mission, purpose, and priorities of the University of Miami through fundraising and engagement by building and nurturing strategic philanthropic relationships to improve and transform the lives of individuals and communities. We are committed to values central to the Division-Service, Gratitude, Trust, and Partnership-which guide our strategic thinking, decision-making, and day-to-day interaction with each other and our stakeholders.

General Overview:
The Development Associate is responsible for the creation and execution of an annual plan of action designed to capture philanthropic support from alumni and non-alumni individuals to meet the needs of the College of Engineering. The incumbent is responsible for achieving a yearly cash goal and will report to the Executive Director of Development. The Development Associate will also work closely with the College's faculty, directors, and other administrators.

Essential Responsibilities:
* Assist with the development and implementation of a strategic fundraising plan each year for the College in collaboration with the Executive Director of Development and the Dean; this plan will include measurable objectives and courses of action for all significant activity during the year.
* Identify, cultivate, and solicit gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and professional groups in support of strategic College priorities.
* Schedule joint prospect visits with the Executive Director of Development, the Dean, or other members of College's administration or faculty when appropriate.
* Ensure that past donors are regularly communicated with and re-solicited on a timely basis.
* Work with volunteers to assist in identifying, rating, cultivating, and soliciting donors.
* Maintain a regular schedule of domestic travel to visit individuals, foundations, and corporations capable of making significant gifts.
* Meet performance objectives by maintaining a high level of development activity that results in funding and in the identification of "new" prospects each year.
* Conceptualize, plan, and implement special events for the College.
* Seek to maximize giving opportunities through a consistent program of prospect outreach. All contacts are to be recorded in the prospect tracking and contact reporting database.
* Provide management and support of volunteer-based development efforts, and assist the Dean in the recruitment of targeted individuals for related boards.
* Assist the Executive Director of Development with coordinating donor recognition and stewardship events in support of fundraising goals.
* Prepare written proposals for prospects and donors.
* Prepare support documentation for gift acceptance in accordance with UM accounting procedures.
* Perform related duties such as attending meetings, training sessions, etc. as required or deemed appropriate to the accomplishment of the responsibilities and functions of the office.

Measurements of Success for Major Gift Fundraisers (DOs):
* Demonstrate significant and continuous progress toward campaign and international project goals. (Dollar goals established with supervisor.)
* Make an appropriate amount of substantive qualification, cultivation and solicitation actions toward closing gifts. (Numbers established with supervisor.)
* Reach individual yearly goals for "number and amount solicited" and "number and amount funded." Reach additional goals as acting as a collaborator. (Number established with supervisor.)
* Manage an appropriate number of active prospects and active proposals. (Number and amounts to be established with supervisor.)

Candidate must have a bachelor's degree with one year of fundraising or related experience. Equivalent combinations of education/experience may be considered. Must be knowledgeable about fundraising. Candidate must have an excellent command of the English language; excellent oral and written communication skills are required, as well as strong interpersonal skills. Candidate must be organized, creative, energetic, and assertive. Ability to take initiative and work independently. Exceptional work ethic and commitment are essential. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge a plus. Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed. Excel, Microsoft Word essential.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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