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The Manager, Donor Operations will manage the entire pipeline of Washington University Principal Gifts. This includes managing both the proposal and personal data of Momentum donors/prospects and other high level prospects. The Manager, Donor Operations will play a key role in preparing the principal gift program to have meaningful prospect discussions with the Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor and other university leadership. The Manager, Donor Operations will work closely with colleagues in helping them implement 12-month solicitation strategies for all current principal gift prospects. The Manager works collaboratively with the Principal Giving Program officers and advancement colleagues, playing a vital role in the effort to secure significant support for university priorities. Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, the Manager, Donor Operations will have the following responsibilities:
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage all principal gift data, Tableau dashboard, and gift tables for proposals of $1M+. Extreme precision is required in management of this data which drives movement on high level prospects. Responsibilities may include: managing the data for principal gift proposals and principal gift tier information in ADIS; helping the principal gift program to use the data to drive fundraising efforts and outcomes; serving as a liaison to the OBI department; serving as a liaison to the Chancellor Office’s CRM.
Manage all personal data on Momentum donors/prospects and other high level prospects. Responsibilities may include: researching and monitoring the donors/prospect’s activities within and outside of the university; researching donors/prospects in ADIS, Google, newspapers, etc.; working with research to further investigate donors/prospects; assisting in preparing executive briefings and comprehensive prospect review presentations; serving as a liaison to the Business Intelligence Department; serving as a liaison to the executive travel department.
Assist in preparing and implementing solicitation strategies for all Momentum Prospects and other high level prospects. Responsibilities may include: tracking the solicitation strategies in the principal gift moves management system; monitoring next actions steps assigned to gift officers; maintaining the “solicitation team” information in ADIS; scheduling and preparing for principal gift solicitation strategy sessions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of related experience.
Candidates must possess superior written and oral communication skills, and exhibit personal characteristics enabling effective and mature interaction with important constituencies.
Superior organization skills and attention to detail a must.
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of the technology tools available to University Advanccement, including a CRM environment, Microsoft Outlook Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to analyze and condense often complex and confidential information.
Ability to plan, coordinate, and manage multiple projects and competing priorities.
Ability to listen carefully, learn quickly and work effectively in a complex organization.
Ability to work independently. Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Flexibility and adaptability to new programs in an emerging and changing environment.
A preference will be given to candidates who have experience in prospect research, data analysis, ADIS and Tableau.
The hiring range for this position is $48,087 to $58,000 annually.
This position is in the Department of Principal Gifts - University Advancement. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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.
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