Develops, coordinates, and implements fund-raising activities which may include direct mail, planned giving, endowment campaign and/or special fund-raising initiatives. Maintains a thorough working knowledge of programs. Develops and implements strategies for marketing new and existing programs. Manages fund-raising initiatives for specific programs, which may be funded by foundations, corporations, governments (foreign and U.S.), organizations or individuals. Assists in preparing budgets, monitoring expenditures and preparing financial reports. Builds relationships with current and prospective donors. Maintains updated information on prospective donors. Oversees the development of communication materials directed at donors. Designs and implements strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Evaluates the effectiveness of various development strategies, and prepares alternative approaches to meet goals. Plans cultivation and solicitation trips. Prepares briefing materials for trips and ensures comprehensive follow-up after donor visits. May identify foundation support opportunities. May write or assist others in writing grant proposals. Ensures timely submission of proposals/reports. May develop and make presentations; may write and present speeches. Supervises staff, volunteers, and vendors. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and four years experience in higher education, development, fund raising or equivalent experience in a non-profit institution.
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