Associate Director of Advancement, McKelvey Engineering - University Advancement
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: Clayton, Missouri
Internal Number: JR76972
Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Associate Director of Advancement will support the fundraising and programmatic goals of McKelvey Engineering by creating a culture of philanthropy among alumni, students, faculty, parents, and friends. The Associate Director will qualify prospective donors, manage a caseload of prospects, build the donor pipeline, and implement strategic priorities for the Scholars in Engineering program. This position includes visits with prospective and current donors in St. Louis and travel to territories as assigned.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Manage a portfolio of 100 annual and leadership annual giving prospects, working both independently and in collaboration with University Advancement colleagues, to employ innovative strategies for qualifying, cultivating and soliciting new prospects and existing donors. Conduct 75 meaningful contacts each fiscal year with constituents. Includes travel to territories as assigned.
Oversee the Scholars in Engineering program, including the donor/student matching process, student orientation, renewal process and solicitation plans. Assist with school-specific scholarship logistics and university-wide scholarship activities. Support endowment reporting and data processing in scholarship module.
Liaise with academic departments, student financial services, admissions, and undergraduate student services as appropriate to navigate scholarship needs. Assist in creating strategy to support school priorities.
Establish and maintain trusted and effective working relationships with internal partners of McKelvey Engineering as well as colleagues in University Advancement. Collaborate closely with all staff, including regional directors, school directors, corporations, and foundations, planned giving, reunion giving and parent engagement.
Undertake special projects to advance the mission of Washington University. Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum of three years of fundraising experience with a track record of successful solicitations or related experience.
Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of University Advancement programs and school priorities.
Desire to play a meaningful role in the universityâ™s community and to share in the commitment to education and research.
Project management skills with value placed on organizational commitment, pride, integrity, mutual respect, and collegial openness.
Experience working in a complex, matrixed organization and/or university/non-profit setting.
Strong work ethic and attention to details with the ability to meet deadlines and engage others with exceptional service.
Ability to think strategically, be resourceful, and effectively plan and implement important cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for individual giving.
Ability to listen thoughtfully, learn quickly and work effectively with both internal and external constituencies.
Superior communication and writing skills.
Minimum of three years of related experience.
$57,300.00 - $97,700.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
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Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.