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Associate Director of Development

Elon University

Job Description

Associate Director of Development

Requisition Number
20122291

Type of Employment
Full-Time Regular

Number Of Months
12

Months Employed
June - May

Number of Hours per Day/Week
40

Daily Hours
8 am - 5 pm
Position Summary Information

Summary of Position
The Associate Director of Development (ADoD) will report to the Director of Development and the Elon Society in University Advancement and will be responsible for maintaining personal contact with a portfolio of university constituents at the major gift level ($50,000 and higher). The ADoD’s portfolio will be comprised of Elon alumni, families, and friends, helping to increase engagement and philanthropy. They will work within the team of gift officers housed in University Advancement to focus on supporting the priorities of the Elon LEADs campaign, as well as the initiatives of the Boldly Elon strategic plan.

Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred

Degree/Major

Length of Experience
4 years of professional experience in fundraising, sales, or a comparable university or not-for-profit development function. Higher education advancement experience is preferred.

Supervisory Experience
No

Supervisory Experience Detail

Special Skills or Experience
Public speaking, networking, soliciting philanthropic gifts

Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Detail Information

Posting Date
06/24/2022

Closing Date
07/15/2022

Open Until Filled
Yes

Position Description

Position Description

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General Purpose of Position
The Associate Director of Development (ADoD) will report to the Director of Development and the Elon Society in University Advancement and will be responsible for maintaining personal contact with a portfolio of university constituents at the major gift level ($50,000 and higher). The ADoD’s portfolio will be comprised of Elon alumni, families, and friends, helping to increase engagement and philanthropy. They will work within the team of gift officers housed in University Advancement to focus on supporting the priorities of the Elon LEADs campaign, as well as the initiatives of the Boldly Elon strategic plan.

The ADoD will centralize their activity within their portfolio, helping to develop resources for Elon’s highest philanthropic priorities. They will engage members of the Elon community through all mediums. However, regular face to face visits will require frequent travel, as well as night and weekend work. This position will work across University Advancement and the university to build strong relationships internally, assisting as needed on university events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Identify, establish, and maintain personal contact with current and prospective donors to Elon University, both locally in other specific geographic areas.
  • Frequent travel and/or evening and weekend duties are required. The ADoD will be required to travel for in person prospect visits, as well as university events
  • Advance relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship to ensure fundraising goals of the university are met.
  • Collaborate with appropriate staff within University Advancement and across the university.
  • Use existing practices and metrics to track activity within their portfolio
  • Utilize university databases, including The Raisers Edge NXT, to document all appropriate activity and track activity against metrics
  • Assist with University Advancement events and activities as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred

4 years of professional experience in fundraising, sales, or a comparable university or not-for-profit development function. Higher education advancement experience preferred.

Does this position require driving for the university?
Yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.
In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Student Success.” Elon’s more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe

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