University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary
February 19, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The Annual Fund Manager has the primary responsibility of attracting, engaging and retaining annual supporters for the University’s general operations, and will play a key role in strategically designing, implementing and effectively executing a mid-level ($1K - $9,999) and mass (less than $1K) level donor program based on a constituency related and moves management model.
Essential Job Functions
Responsible for all aspects of the mid-level and mass donor program with annual fundraising goals totaling more than $2.0 million;
Manage a mass donor direct mail program for current, lapsed, and acquisition donors with external vendors for execution and caging;
Manage the USML employee/faculty giving program;
Collaborate with the Marketing/Communications department on National Philanthropy Day and Giving Tuesday appeals;
With the Sr. Director of Relationships and Advancement, develop, maintain and grow a mid-level donor program to include appropriate giving club levels and associated benefits;
As part of the team, participate in donor evaluations to transition donors between program levels within the fundraising model;
Develop, manage and grow a monthly giving program;
Work with team members to update acknowledgement letters to be timely and educational to donors;
Per office protocols, update relationships and information within donor database;
Assist and provide and review content for stewardship program;
Develop and maintain the Annual Fund budget.
Education, Experience and Skills
BA/BS from an accredited University or College in a related field;
3-5 years annual fund, alumni or general fundraising experience, University experience a plus;
Raiser’s Edge experience preferred;
Knowledge of moves management fundraising models;
Experience with constituency based direct mail programs;
Understanding of fundraising and advancement strategies;
Ability to work independently and part of a team;
Experience with MS Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook;
Has a positive attitude, not easily discouraged, open to alternative views, accepting of coaching/peer input, and copes well even under pressure;
Is skilled in the art of anticipating the needs of others as well as clients, acts upon those needs appropriately, and helps remove barriers to excellent customer service;
Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines; works quickly without sacrificing quality;
Is visible with a positive presence, ethical, and highly professional;
Can troubleshoot all job processes, manage timelines and inventory needs, anticipate issues, and effectively multitask;
Can work in a coordinated effort with other members of the team to achieve overreaching goals.
Please send cover letter with resume.
About University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary
The University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary prepares candidates for the diocesan priesthood and provides initial, post-graduate or ongoing formation for priests and those who collaborate with them in ministry.