University of Rochester Advancement - Associate Director, Class and Affinity Initiatives Email

AFP Member? Yes
Name of Organization: University of Rochester Advancement
Title of Position: Associate Director, Class and Affinity Initiatives
Salary Range: 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: With considerable latitude and room for independent judgment, this position will develop and implement a strategic marketing plan and budget in support of the Institutional priority of increasing undergraduate alumni participation in giving through new and expanded strategies including but not limited to Reunion and Affinity giving for Annual Giving Programs (AGP). This position is essential to supporting the institutional priorities of increased revenue and growing undergraduate participation –Reunion contributes $20M in overall revenue, and nearly $3.5M in annual giving and serves as a key participation driver. Additionally, Affinity giving is an emerging priority to provide new opportunities for giving. This position requires the ability to effectively manage Reunion gift volunteers, and serve as a main point of contact for AGP’s class and affinity-based strategies to ensure they are aligned closely with the engagement strategies defined by Alumni Relations. . Must be an independent thinker, able to work autonomously and exercise excellent decision-making skills.Specific Responsibilities: In general coordination with the Senior Director, but with broad latitude for independent judgment, the Associate Director will develop a comprehensive marketing plan for Reunion Giving and assist with the Reunion Gift volunteer efforts. The Associate Director will work closely with a broad range of Affinity groups to develop customized solicitation efforts to reach a larger audience and help meet each group’s fundraising needs. In addition, the Associate Director will help develop a strategy to integrate a variety of fundraising elements into Reunion and/or Affinity event experiences throughout the year, including but not limited to, Meliora Weekend and Day of Giving.

Professional membership dues in AFP paid by organization
Performance Review Policy
Vacation and Holiday Policy: 8 Paid Holidays, Vacation accrues at rate of 25 days/year
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance: Excellus BCBS
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan: 403b with employer contribution after 2 years service (prior service at another institution may count)

Education: Bachelor’s degree, plus 5 years of professional experience preferably with marketing and/or fundraising experience. Familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop, and Adobe creative products as well as iModules desired.

Experience/Personal Qualifications: Candidate must be well organized, possess excellent communication skills and follow through with tasks, and writing ability, as well as the ability to work within a complex organization. Must also have the ability to take initiative on projects and stay updated on ever-changing technology and marketing strategies to be able to apply toward the Advancement office.

Specific Requirements of Position:
Annual Campaigns
Special Events Planning
Volunteer Management
Volunteer Recruitment

Position Reports to: Senior Director, Class and Affinity Giving

Send Correspondence to:
UA Talent Management
University Advancement Talent Management
University of Rochester Advancement
300 E River Rd
ROCHESTER, New York 14627
[email protected]

On-Line Application Link (if Applicable):

Include with Correspondence:
Cover Letter