Position Classification Title: Univ Adv Development Ofcr,Ld
Position Classification Code: J3018
Job Family: External Affairs
Pay Level: 12
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:
Plans, organizes, and implements fund-raising activities for one or more organization units within NMSU.
Standard Duties:
Identifies potential prospects for cultivations through research, initial contact ratings, peer reviews and other relevant resources. Solicits gifts and/or memberships through person-to-person visits, group presentations, and/or phone contacts. Provides stewardship to include acknowledging and showing gratitude for donating/joining clubs either by letter, phone call, and/or participating in/attending events and function for donors. Updates and informs supervisors and other staff of goal status, new plans and project proposals, and ensures that a cooperative team effort is made to meet goals and objectives. Prepares budget with input provided by Director, reviews and approves financial records, vouchers and acquisitions. Develops reports, records, and programs and analyzes information necessary to plan and complete projects and assignments. Develop campaigns and/or presentation proposals related to funding priorities in order to keep top prospects informed, interested, involved and to meet development goals and objectives. Produce or assists in producing marketing materials to support development efforts. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of higher education fundraising to the completion of difficult assignments. Also possesses knowledge of related fields and areas of operation which affect, or are affected by, own area.
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 general guidance, plans, conducts and leads complex assignments and areas of functional responsibility. Acting with substantial latitude for unreviewed action, applies broad subject matter expertise to solution of significant issues or development of new programs, services, processes or other initiatives to meet the University's goals in a specific area. Recommends changes in procedures or policies, and leads change initiatives to completion, often persuading or coordinating work of others outside own department.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field
   Experience- Six (6) years of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined. Experience must include at least two (2) years at the Univ Adv Development Ofcr,Sr level .
   Equivalency- None
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