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Assoc Dir Alumni Affairs & Dev

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 by Cornell University Alumni Affairs & Development

Ithaca, NY 14850
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Job Description
The Associate Director within the Department of Athletics & Physical Education's Alumni Affairs and Development team is a front-line fundraising professional (MGO) responsible for the management of relationships of approximately 100 mature households (alumni, parents, and friends) with the giving potential of $250,000 or more. The Associate Director will work collaboratively with AAD staff members across the division to ensure colleagues are up-to-date on athletic priorities and challenges. The Associate Director is responsible to move prospects through five specific stages of management: qualification; cultivation; ready to solicit; solicitation; and stewardship. Annual work plans, visitation and solicitation goals, and related objectives are developed between the Associate Director and the Director of AAD for Athletics. The Associate Director is responsible for ensuring proper recording of strategies, actions, stages, and lead interests, as well as ensuring that all information relevant to their prospects is accurate and current in PeopleSoft.

The Associate Director will supervise the Assistant Director, Annual Fund and Assistant Director, Engagement Officer positions.

In addition, the Associate Director is the department liaison for the Athletic Alumni Advisory Committee (AAAC) and the Parent Athletic Leadership Council (PALC). The Associate Director will manage all aspects of AAAC and PALC volunteer engagement efforts.

Required Qualifications

B.S. or B.A. degree. 5-7 years fundraising or related experience. Ability to travel 45+ days per year. Excellent oral and written communication skills; empathetic; good listener. Results oriented, proactive. Good judgment and intuition. Commitment to higher education and Cornell, and a passion for athletic pursuit. Proven organization skills. Demonstrated computer competency and ability to learn new operating systems applicable in the Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development environment. Valid US drivers license.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree preferred. Volunteer experience. Creativity and business acumen. Work experience in the not for profit sector. Sales experience.

Internal Number: WDR-

Reference: 561327966