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Job Title: Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Department: Advancement

Reports to: Vice President for Development


Summary

The Director of Development and Alumni Relations is a dynamic individual with strong relational and communication gifts and a passion for working with donors and alumni/ae to advance God’s work at United Theological Seminary. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Development

Will take a primary leadership role in running the annual fund, developing written and video appeals and campaigns to encourage giving for scholarships and operational support of the seminary.

Works with a portfolio of current donors as assigned to deepen relationships and increase giving.

Networks with alumni/ae, donors and friends to meet and qualify new potential donors and broaden United’s base of donors.

Identifies donor prospects for annual, endowment, capital and legacy gifts.

Travels to cultivate donor and church relationships regionally and around the country.

Solicits gifts at all levels for the seminary, as appropriate.

Records contacts and pertinent details in the seminary’s database and reports major contacts to VP for Development.

Keeps current on programs and initiatives that meet the seminary’s strategic objectives.

Participates in all general, planned giving and annual giving programs.

Stays within the approved Development annual budget.

Participates in all development events, and other seminary events as strategic.

Participates in monthly development meetings.

Demonstrates empathy and care for donors through the ministry of fundraising.


Alumni/ae Relations

Connects alumni/ae to the seminary through one-on-one, group and mass communications.

Creates opportunities for alumni/ae to connect with one another and members of the seminary community.

Encourages and coordinates the volunteerism of alumni/ae as they are engaged in offering their talents and services to the seminary community.

Supports alumni/ae throughout their ministry and in retirement through prayer, continuing education opportunities, and available resources.


Communication of Mission and Need

Articulates God’s vision for United, the current needs and opportunities through excellent informal and formal, verbal and written communications.

Communicates by phone, mail, and electronic communications with donors, alumni/ae and prospects.

Partners with the marketing and communications department to create accurate and engaging content for the annual report.


Other

Maintains a friendly and professional working relationship within the department, with other seminary departments and partnering agencies.

Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

None


Qualifications

Belief in the importance of United’s mission to prepare faithful and fruitful Christian leaders to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Outgoing personality; motivated toward success; not afraid to solicit gifts. 

Proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team

Understanding that faith-based fundraising begins with a foundation in biblical stewardship

View of fundraising as ministry

Teachable attitude and eagerness to grow professionally and advance God’s Kingdom.

Exceptional skills in interpersonal relations and communications (both speaking and writing ability) 

Positive and professional attitude

Excellent listening skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; and three to four years related experience and/or training.

Previous fundraising experience preferred but not required. 


Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

CFRE Preferred


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Interpersonal Skills

Ability to relate well to all persons without discrimination regarding race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, veteran status or economic status.


Minimum Technology Skills

Use of latest Microsoft® Office software for word processing and spreadsheets in a Microsoft® Office network.

Use of Google Plus for email

Basic proficiency in: composing emails, spell check, use of email Global Address List (GAL), create/use email folders, mange email contacts, manage email calendar, make/update email appointments, compose documents, print, mail merge, use headers/footers, insert graphic image, basic outlining, insert simple grid or graph, manage versioning, organize/manage digital file folders, set up spreadsheet, and basic arithmetic with rows and columns.

Job Title: Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Department: Advancement

Reports to: Vice President for Development


Summary

The Director of Development and Alumni Relations is a dynamic individual with strong relational and…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    1 de febrero de 2022
  • Educación
    Licenciatura
  • Nivel Profesional
    Profesional

Compensación

Health, Vision, Dental, Life insurance

403(b) plan

FSA and HSA

Tuition reimbursement

Health, Vision, Dental, Life insurance

403(b) plan

FSA and HSA

Tuition reimbursement

Ubicación

Presencial
4501 Denlinger Rd, Dayton, OH 45426, USA

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