Position Classification Title: Univ Adv Development Ofcr,Assc
Position Classification Code: J3015
Job Family: External Affairs
Pay Level: 09
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Assists in the planning, organizing, and implementation of fundraising activities.
Standard Duties:
Working under the guidance of a Director of Development or Development Officer, travels extensively visiting donors. Assists in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of gifts. Assists Development Officers in fundraising activities. Makes cold calls to alumni and friends of NMSU to build and cultivate relationships and solicit gifts. Organizes information and prepares reports designed to identify fundraising opportunities and that supports planning and decision making regarding prospective donors. Assists in the identification and enhancement of fundraising techniques designed to build and cultivate relationships among individuals, corporations, and foundations. Participates in special projects as assigned. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knows and applies fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of higher education fundraising. Working knowledge of a variety of fund-raising strategies and methods.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Database and records management skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community. Skills in budget preparation and fiscal management.
Under minimal supervision, performs complex assignments and fulfills broad responsibilities where required outcomes are defined, but methods and procedures may vary based on professional judgment or precedent. Considerable latitude for action. Confers with supervisor on unusual matters. Coordinates the work of others on projects and may assign work to and assist less experienced professionals or support staff. May act in an advisory capacity to managers or faculty. Demonstrated ability in securing gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other private funding sources. Demonstrated ability in planning and implementing long- and short-range development initiatives to meet established priorities. Ability to direct and manage staff and volunteers, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to exercise good judgment, to demonstrate an understanding of ethics related to development activities, and to use discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, volunteers, and others. Ability to conduct research, gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports and other materials. Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate activities and special events. Ability to provide technical coordination and management of development and/or implementation projects in area of expertise.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field
   Experience- None
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-