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Director of Alumni and Constituent Giving

Company: Emory University
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Division of Advancement and Alumni Engagement utilizes resources and technology for the purpose of soliciting alumni, donor engagement, donor research, and stewardship throughout Emory University and Health Systems. Our mission is to inspire and steward meaningful, lasting relationships that elevate engagement and giving to fulfill Emory's mission to serve humanity. The University Marketing and Donor Participation team consists of marketers, fundraising strategists, stewardship professionals, and social media strategists with a passion to engage and persuade donors to invest in the work of Emory. This director position co-develops the annual solicitation plan, leads the implementation of give day programs, provides oversight of crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising, develops strategies to acquire donors through integrated giving options with engagement events and micro-targeted campaigns, and manages several direct reports. This position will report to the Executive Director of University Marketing and Donor Participation.

  • Designs and implements effective solicitation programs for centralized constituent giving programs.
  • Determines goals, strategies, and target audience for engagement.
  • Oversees management of programs that may include direct mail, donor engagement, telefund, digital fundraising, or affinity programs.
  • Acts as strategic partner to Emory's schools and units to identify and implement fundraising projects for priority programs.
  • Oversees/manages data collection, data management, analysis and high-level reporting for projects.
  • Determines how data should be collected, routed, analyzed, and reported in CRM system.
  • Implements strategies based on data-driven decision making.
  • Oversees content development for appeals and communications.
  • Ensures messaging is consistent with goals and strategies.
  • May manage a board and engage volunteers for broad solicitation program.
  • Manages a team of constituent giving officers who implement specific giving programs.
  • Performs other duties as required.

    In addition to the duties outlined above, the Director may be required to:

    • Lead annual/strategic planning for the department. -
    • Maintain knowledge/expertise of best practices and current trends for constituent giving and donor relations.


      • A bachelor's degree and five years of experience in higher education, advancement, fund raising, or non-profit.


        • Successful candidates will possess extensive experience managing projects, programs, budgets, and financial reports, working with various technologies including advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, database and project management software, and CRM systems.
        • An aptitude in mastering new software, applications, and databases. Successful candidates will possess strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. -
        • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills with attention to detail, the ability to work with ambiguity, and navigate a complex work environment. -
        • Experience leading teams, working independently as well as collaboratively to achieve goals, with a commitment to delivering exceptional customer service.
        • Possess a high level of professionalism and commitment to confidentiality with sound judgment and discretion. -
        • Prior experience in alumni engagement, non-profit, or a university setting.
        • Flexibility to accommodate changing priorities and deadlines.

          NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. -Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.
          Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive CultureTo ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website. Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) - 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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