Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 24-Sep-2018 to 23-Oct-2018
  • - Marian University
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Development, the Manager of Advancement Communications leads the university's fundraising communications strategies, programs, and services. The Manager of Advancement Communications develops, executes, and supports comprehensive communications plans and projects that increase engagement and achieve advancement objectives with key constituent groups, including alumni, donors, and prospective donors.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop a communications plan for the university's Forging Leaders campaign.
• Manage and implement concurrent, interdependent short-, medium-, and long-term communications projects that support and achieve fundraising goals and priorities. Implement and support an integrated visual identity system, editorial schedule, and production calendar for all advancement communications activities.
• Produce, edit, and approve traditional and digital communications and marketing products that support advancement activities and programs and engage identified target audiences and/or individual donors.
• Provide communications support for key fundraising events, including the annual gala and Clayton Family Circle of Honor Dinner.
• Produce the annual President's Report.
• Develop case statements and talking points for use by gift officers.
• Develop, update, and manage content for advancement and alumni webpages.
• Partner with team members in the Office of Marketing Communications to ensure consistency and accuracy in representing Marian University's brand.
• Serve as a liaison to the Manager of Social Media in representing advancement and alumni activity on social media.
 
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have:
• Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, journalism, or related field.
• Exceptional writing skills.
• Demonstrated aptitude for storytelling and content development.
• Strong foundation in communications campaign strategies, content marketing, brand strategy, social media, blogging, multimedia, and performance measurement.
• Strong strategic thinking and creative skills.
• Ability to work at management level, but willingness and acumen to perform hands-on tasks.
• Understanding of the administrative functions, academic programs, and requirements of a university.
• Strong organizational skills and ability.
• Project management experience preferred.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
• Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends in order to meet project deadlines.
• Must be able to work with all required technologies and tools.
• Previous experience with communications for fundraising initiatives is preferred.
 
Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation's preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks as one of US News & World Report's top universities in the Midwest Region. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university's culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state's first new medical school in 110 years.  Marian University's football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015. In 2016 and 2017, the women's basketball team won back-to-back NAIA national championships. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 41 national titles.
 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
 
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