Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 09-Feb-2018 to 02-Mar-2018
  • - Purdue Research Foundation
  • W. Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Essential Functions:
•         Working closely with the Chief Development Officer for Student Life and other development and academic staff, execute a plan to bring donors to the unit and the University through active use of the development process, including solicitation of major gifts.
•         Secure major gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the unit leadership, their programs, disciplines, and the University with an expectation of raising 1M annually.
•         Conduct a minimum of 144 face-to-face donor visits annually, advancing relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
•         Assist in the design and implementation of a comprehensive Advancement program.

Additional Responsibilities:
•         Orchestrate and execute the advancement of relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
•         Collaborate with appropriate development and department staff to develop prospect strategies and build relationships.
•         Set specific goals and objectives to effectively advance toward solicitation of annual and major gifts.
•         Host, co-host and/or attend development-related receptions and other donor events locally and regionally.
•         Provide stewardship of gifts including acknowledgement process, coordinating recognition events, dedications, and working with the University Development Office on appropriate recognition.
•         Become familiar with and understand key initiatives of the various Student Life/Teaching and Learning units.
•         Assist as needed with the Student Life units and University Advancement staff to plan and implement development initiatives for various units including solicitations, alumni relations, marketing and communications.
•         Ensure effective records maintenance, including timely filing of requests for prospect assignments, prospect strategies and contact reports, using Purdue University's prospect management system.
•         Report regularly on the progress toward annual goals and action plans.
•         Become adept at using the Advancement database in support of annual and major gift activities.
•         Continually improve professional competency through participation and/or leadership in professional organizational and other not-for-profit organizations.
•         Share information with other pertinent development officers in a timely manner to maintain strong collegial relationships.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
•         Public speaking skills essential.
•         Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential, including the ability to communicate well in writing.
•         Must be able to interact with stakeholders from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds.
•         Ability to use good judgment, diplomacy, maintain confidentiality and represent the University with tact and diplomacy at all times.
•         Ability to articulate the mission of Purdue University as needed.
•         Possess initiative and the ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team.
•         Excellent relationship building skills, organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects.
•         Must be able to solicit gifts in person.
•         Desire to continuously improve professional competency through participation in professional development opportunities.
•         Ability to travel and perform evening and weekend duties as required.
•         Basic computer skills are essential.
•         Valid U.S. driver's license required.
•         Knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principals are desired.

Education/Experience:
•         Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.
•         Experience in development including solicitation of gifts and/or related work experience (e.g., public relations, marketing/sales) with demonstrated success is a plus but not required.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in these positions. 

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources by Friday, March 2, 2018.

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