University of Rochester Advancement - Associate Director of Advancement School of Arts and Sciences Email

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Name of Organization: University of Rochester Advancement
Title of Position: Associate Director of Advancement School of Arts and Sciences
Salary Information: University of Rochester Advancement is a values-driven organization that believes in Inclusion. Prior to applying, if you would like an accurate salary range based on your professional experience please send your resume and a brief note to UR Advancement Talent Management.
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Description of Responsibilities: The Associate Director of Advancement for the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) works closely with the SAS Advancement Team to secure the resources necessary to achieve a vision outlined by the SAS Dean. Reporting to the Senior Director of Advancement for SAS, the Associate Director will play a key role in fundraising for SAS and will report regularly on annual fund and major gift activity. S/He will monitor status of important projects in SAS and supports the Senior Director in serving as a liaison between assigned academic departments and University Advancement. The Associate Director will manage a robust portfolio of high level annual fund and major gift prospects. Travel is required to appropriately cultivate, solicit and steward these prospects. S/he will carry a portfolio of approximately 80-100 prospects and will be considered a 75% gift officer, with the remaining quarter focused on programmatic aspects of advancement for SAS.The Associate Director will help mobilize the resources of SAS in support of various volunteer groups. The associate director will plan and execute events in conjunction with Arts, Sciences & Engineering event planning staff, alumni relations, donor relations, or regional gift officers as necessary.The Associate director will also make appropriate recommendations to the Senior Director and the Dean concerning their roles and involvement in the identification, cultivation or solicitation of donor prospects. S/he will staff key faculty and staff members in donor relations opportunities.The position is a part of the Arts, Sciences & Engineering Advancement team.

Professional membership dues in AFP paid by organization
Performance Review Policy
Vacation and Holiday Policy
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan 

Education: Bachelor’s degree. Preferably four to six years development experience including experience soliciting gifts or closely-related experience and clear evidence of a thoughtful decision to move into development work. Comparable experience will be considered.

Experience/Personal Qualifications: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and evidence of interest in, and ability to, work effectively with volunteers and solicit annual gifts.
  • Strong capacity for collaboration.
  • Intelligence and evidence of ability to work well with faculty.
  • Ability to manage complex projects and to effectively manage detail.
  • Solid skills in written and oral communication.
  • Familiarity with office productivity computer programs and an interest and aptitude in learning more about management information systems.

Specific Requirements of Position: 
Major Gift Solicitation
Annual Campaigns

Position Reports to: Senior Director of Advancement for SAS

Send Correspondence to: Please apply online at University of Rochester website

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