Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Development is responsible for planning, evaluating, and implementing a strong annual fund program for the Siteman Cancer Center. This position will contribute to the Siteman team’s success by managing projects including: the Siteman Annual Fund, lapsed and tribute donor renewals and upgrades, direct mail solicitations and new donor communications. The function of this position drives revenue through renewals and upgrades on gifts, and uncovers donors with greater capacity than their current giving level indicates.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Siteman Annual Fund Management: Responsible for managing the process of identifying, renewing, and upgrading Annual Fund donors, including lapsed and tribute donors. Develop the parameters, create and execute solicitations using appropriate strategies. Determine when to use mailings, email, phone calls, personal visit, etc. Will serve as the Siteman liaison with the university’s annual fund team.
Direct Mail Management: This position will have responsibility for creating and executing direct mail strategies, while identify new opportunities for growth in the annual fund, research, and disease-specific funds. Solicitations will be designed to reach both those who have a personal experience with cancer and those who see Siteman as an asset to the community.
Stewardship: Manage yearly stewardship reporting to annual fund donors and select major, and endowment gift donors.
Donor Communications: Responsible for developing and implementing a system to improve initial communication with new annual fund donors (such as a welcome packet, phone call and/or event invitation). Manage outside vendors to create collateral as needed.
Writing Case Statements, Executive Correspondence: Draft development correspondence for signature by development and cancer center leadership. In addition, craft case statements, solicitation letters, and other donor and prospect communications as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university is required. Minimum 1 year of experience in fund raising, or a field requiring the application of similar skills such as sales, marketing or public relations.
Other relevant skills:
Strong ability in time management and organization, with excellent oral and written communication skills, and adept in a team-oriented environment of colleagues and volunteers. Must be able to meet multiple deadlines under pressure. Must be able to handle confidential information professionally. The ability to articulate the needs, interests, and accomplishments of Siteman to a wide range of audiences is required. Candidates must also have the capacity to perform in an intellectually rigorous and complex environment, exhibit personal characteristics enabling effective interaction with important constituencies, and possess a genuine commitment to the advancement of science and science education and to the principles governing Washington University and Siteman Cancer Center.
At least two years of experience in development or significant experience in a client-centered work environment.
The hiring range for this position is $47,476 to $55,000 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Alumni and Development Programs. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplin...ary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.