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Assistant Director of Development, School of Arts & Sciences

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Rutgers University Foundation
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New Brunswick, NJ
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Published 13 days ago

Rutgers University’s School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and resourceful development professional to serve as Assistant Director of Development (ADD). With 200,000+ living alumni and 23,000+ students at the New Brunswick campus, SAS has the largest alumni and student population of any unit at the University. This newly created role is an exceptional entry point into Rutgers that offers a supportive environment in which to learn and refine the important foundational skills necessary as a frontline fundraiser. It is an exceptional opportunity for the person who wants to launch or grow their career in development.

Reporting to the Director of Development for the Humanities at SAS, the ADD will be responsible for a portfolio of leadership giving donors and major gift prospects ($1K-$25K range), and will work to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni and friends to support the fundraising efforts at SAS with a focus on alumni and faculty engagement. As a member of the Rutgers University Foundation (RUF), the ADD will join a high performing team of 200+ colleagues across fundraising and prospect research departments.


SELECT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a portfolio of approximately 75 donors and prospects at the Leadership Gift level (defined as gifts or pledges between $1,000 and $24,999) with responsibility for the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a diverse base of supporters including alumni, donors, and friends.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with assigned prospects, department chairs, faculty members, and RUF development staff to close gifts and meet fundraising objectives; seek and utilize various connections to alumni and friends in order to facilitate meaningful prospect engagement, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Achieve core fundraising metrics that include intentional personal and virtual visits, telephone calls, outreach, gift solicitations, and moves management for SAS. 
  • Attend school, alumni, and campus functions to develop a strong understanding of the culture of the university, school, alumni, and donor base to cultivate and steward current and prospective donors.
  • Maintain a broad awareness and understanding of current trends in higher education and philanthropy. 


IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; articulating values, information, and compelling cases to multiple audiences, one-on-one, and through formal proposals and/or presentations. 
  • Experience organizing and managing multiple projects/tasks simultaneously; must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively and adapt to changing priorities.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, one that takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and forge new ones.
  • Willing to actively support the ideals of a beloved community with respect and openness towards others whose social and cultural background is different from one’s own.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience including two years’ experience in fundraising, volunteer/student engagement, and/or higher education administration.

LOCATION

While Rutgers University Foundation employees enjoy the flexibility of both in-office and remote work options, they must live within commutable distance of the University to attend on-campus events and meetings as needed.

Rutgers University’s School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and resourceful development professional to serve as Assistant Director of Development (ADD). With 200,000+ living alumni and 23,000+ students at the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Experience Level
    Entry level

Benefits

If you are a full-time Rutgers University Foundation employee (working 37.5 or more hours per week) you are eligible to enroll in the benefits described below. Your spouse, civil union partner, domestic partner and dependent children up to age 26 are eligible for medical, dental and vision coverage. Benefits available to foundation employees include:

  • Medical
  • 403B Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Dental & Vision
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Life & AD&D Insurance
  • TUITION REMISSION
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

If you are a full-time Rutgers University Foundation employee (working 37.5 or more hours per week) you are eligible to enroll in the benefits described below. Your spouse, civil…

Location

On-site
335 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA

How to Apply

A full description of this opportunity may be viewed here: https://pearlstreetcollective.com/searches/sas-add/

Please submit your resume and cover letter to ruf@pearlstreetcollective.com. All applicant materials will be held in confidence. Pearl Street Collective, a national women-owned executive search firm, has been retained to conduct this search. Adele Mezher and Maeve Clifford, Co-Founders and Managing Partners, are leading the engagement.

It is Foundation policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

A full description of this opportunity may be viewed here: https://pearlstreetcollective.com/searches/sas-add/

Please submit your resume and cover letter to ruf…

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