Coordinator for Alumni Relations and Special Events
POSITION: Coordinator for Alumni Relations and Special Events
DEPARTMENT: Advancement Office
DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for a wide range of activities to engage and involve alumni and parents in meaningful ways. The position will work with the Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving in the development of the Alumni and Parent Associations as well as other Giving Societies in all areas including engagement, events, programming, fundraising, communication, daily tasks and on-going customer service
• Coordinates the planning, administration, implementation of all alumni and parent services and events both on and off campus
• Coordinates the planning, administration, implementation of all fundraising events both on and off campus
• Develops and facilitates alumni, parent and giving society publications and communications, including print and web including writing and editing material
• Assists in strategic development plan to grow the UArts Fund through alumni and parent cultivation resulting in donor retention and acquisition utilizing bench-marking data; routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts; prepare and recommend strategic approaches for major individual gift solicitations
• Works collaboratively with the director to set engagement strategy for each constituent group, and to assess outcomes using both qualitative and quantitative metrics
• Oversees and manages confidential alumni/parent files and database
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
• Minimum of 1-2 years of experience with non-profit fundraising roles, preferably in higher education, with particular focus on the management of special events and programs.
• Experience in engaging constituencies, and working with volunteers.
• Record of developing and implementing effective engagement and fund development plans, and achieving metric-driven goals.
• Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for a diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.
• CRM or other Database management: preferred
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills.
• Strong computer skills and knowledge of database research and maintenance.
• Must be able to travel and work evenings and weekends as warranted.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions. Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
The University of the Arts—a leader in developing visual and performing artists and designers since 1876—is the only university in the United States that allows its students to collaborate across traditional lines. With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies, UArts develops alumni who are not only leaders in their disciplines, but also creative thinkers able to succeed in any path they choose. Our nearly 1,900 students study and create on our campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, the city’s cultural center, within walking distance of hundreds of galleries, museums, theaters and other performing arts venues.
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