Indiana University Northwest invites applications for the position of Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving.
The Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving is responsible for providing innovative leadership to execute comprehensive strategies that engage alumni programming to advance the mission of Indiana University Northwest. This position creates, implements and manages all aspects of the strategic initiatives that drive alumni engagement and affinity across the campus, to maximize alumni engagement, support a culture of philanthropy and increase financial support. This individual will be a leader who can inspire alumni, faculty, staff, students and members of the Northwest Indiana community to fulfill the organizational mission and whose work is guided by a comprehensive strategy for moving volunteer leaders and stakeholders through phases of engagement that result in donor support. This position reports to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and External Affairs.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities Include:
Develop and implement alumni engagement initiatives that align with the mission, vision, and priorities of IU Northwest and University Advancement and External Affairs.
Identify and cultivate alumni and friends through activities to encourage interaction and create an enhanced relationship with campus and its constituents.
Partner with the IU Northwest Alumni Association (IUNAA), in collaboration with the Indiana University Alumni Association (IUAA), to increase alumni participation in activities and programs with a focus on engagement with IUN and support of the annual fund.
Recruit and engage alumni to serve on the IUNAA Board of Directors and in other volunteer leadership capacities.
Implement and evaluate alumni and volunteer leadership recognition.
Recruit Student Alumni Association members and partner with student leadership to create strategies to further engage students in campus activities and promote a culture of philanthropy.
Collaborate with the Office of Marketing and Communication to promote alumni engagement through the IU Northwest Newsletter, social media, website and other relevant marketing efforts.
Develop mechanisms to review and evaluate all alumni engagement programming and strategy. Utilize this information to enhance the programming in future activities.
Through engagement efforts create a pipeline of annual fund prospects that yield financial support.
Create and implement an annual giving strategy that generates increased support for IU Northwest.
Create and implement, in collaboration with the IU Foundation, all direct mail appeals, social media appeals as well as telefund activities.
In partnership with the Office of Marketing and Communications and the Office of Development to ensure a strategic fundraising message and consistent branding in all communication.
Monitor annual giving program effectiveness and make recommendations for continued development and improvement.
Manage a portfolio of prospects. Develop face-to-face cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for annual donors identified through the annual giving pipeline.
Create an effective pipeline of annual donors to provide a steady flow of prospects to higher levels of giving.
Collaborate with development colleagues to support the identification and engagement of prospective donors, especially related to annual giving strategies, tactics and plans.
In partnership with the Office of Development, create, implement and evaluate campus programs to create a culture of philanthropy on campus and via faculty, staff and students through increased financial support.
Bachelor's degree and five years experience in activities focused on alumni relations and development, including volunteer management, budgeting, and staff supervision.
Ability to handle multiple tasks with minimal or no supervision. Ability to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive alumni engagement and annual giving programming by establishing goals and objectives that translate into an annual operating plan. Supervisory experience. Knowledge and experience with the theories, principles, and practices of alumni engagement and fundraising for higher education. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to solve problems in a strategic and tactical manner. Ability to be flexible in working independently as well as collaboratively with advancement colleagues as well as faculty and staff to achieve defined goals. Ability to use initiative to organize and follow through with complex tasks to meet deadlines. Skill to use a personal computer and computer software programs at the level of analytical sophistication. Good judgment in making logical and sound decisions. Ability to articulate the fundraising goals of the University to constituencies and to establish relationships with members of the community. Well organized, focused and goal-oriented.
Master’s Degree. Seven years of experience. Analytic and data mining skills, including an understanding of segmentation and social media marketing.
Internal Number: 290879
About Indiana University Northwest
One of eight regional campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. The campus has a diverse population of approximately 4,000 students and offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as postgraduate certificate programs, in a variety of disciplines in arts and sciences, business and economics, education, nursing and health professions, public and environmental health, and social work. It is home to the region’s only medical school and local and nationally top-ranked programs in actuarial science, business, and health information management, among others. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty and student research, and community engagement. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity, and engagement.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for e...mployment without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.