Emory University Assistant Director of Development, Emory University School of Law in atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Assists in the development of fund raising strategies for new and existing programs. Researches prospective benefactors. Drafts fund-raising proposals, reports, grants and correspondence. Organizes conferences, colloquia, dinners, courses/lectures, speakers and other events. Participates in fund-raising efforts. Coordinates the preparation and production of newsletters and journals. Maintains information on selected donors and prospects. Maintains mailing lists and supervises mailings. Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree and two years of experience in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Additonal Details

The Assistant Director of Development, reporting to the Director of Development in the Development and Alumni Relations team at Emory University School of Law, is responsible for overseeing critical aspects of annual giving for the law school.

This position is responsible for managing opportunities for alumni and friends of Emory Law to participate in the development and continued expansion of the School’s programs specifically related annual and leadership giving, project and program related appeals and face-to-face solicitations.

An ideal individual will be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision and is comfortable with technology in a fast-paced work environment where the candidate will need to demonstrate flexibility and dexterity at handling multiple projects.

Specific duties include:

  • Serves as annual fund manager and liaison to central services mailings, and ensures attention to annual fund goal for the law school. Staff member will have appropriate support to help run reports and organize lists.

  • Oversees and manages the Emory@Work program, which involves recruiting and managing volunteers, managing individual and firm donor information, and overseeing kick-off and stewardship event.

  • Responsible for student centric mailings like EPIC, BLSA and Bankruptcy Journal with preference in securing lead annual gifts (up to $25,000) from face to face solicitations as well as working with central services and the Director Development and Associate Dean on a faculty/staff campaign.

  • Participates in high-end annual fund strategy that includes face-to-face solicitations with travel and visit goals as well as qualifying information on selected donors and prospects.

  • Responsible for uncovering major gift prospects and coordinating with Director of Development and Associate Dean of Development in prospect strategy meetings.

  • Assists in the development of fund raising strategies for new and existing programs in conjunction with Director of Development and Associate Dean that includes such as limited to Reunion, All in Day, and mailings on behalf of student groups.

  • On case specific basis, researches prospective benefactors, and helps to organizes conferences, colloquia, dinners, courses/lectures, speakers and other events aimed at cultivating these potential donors.

  • Maintains accurate alumni information and records interactions using the alumni and prospect management database (AWA).

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in fundraising within higher education, not for profits and for profit community-oriented entities

  • Experience managing fundraising and/or sales projects, preferably with some sort of fundraising and/or sales goal for face to face solicitations

  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and experience with constituent databases, such as Raiser’s Edge, Advance or AWA

  • Experience working in multicultural environments

  • A willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule to cover evening and weekend commitments

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Job Number 18491

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Ofc of Dev & Alumni Relations

Department DAR: Development Academics

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Development & Fundraising

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