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Campus & Parent Philanthropy Coordinator

Company: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: October 6, 2019

Job Description:

Coordinator, Campus & Parent Philanthropy MissionWe are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.VisionTo be the national model for the engaged university: engages with ideas and the world.Who We AreEstablished in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work. The Campus and Parent Philanthropy Coordinator is a staff member of the Constituent Engagement (CE) unit, with full-time responsibilities within the Office of Annual Giving (OAG), JMU's annual giving program. The coordinator reports to and takes direction from the director of Annual Giving. Duties are executed according to the policies and procedures of JMU, University Advancement and CE. The position's core responsibilities are split between coordinating and executing annual giving efforts for various departments and colleges across campus, and the management and oversight of solicitation and engagement strategies for JMU's parent population. The position's most critical requirements are strong project management, interpersonal and organizational skills, data analysis experience, and long and short range plan execution. Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1. Program Management: Parent GivingManage all programmatic and tactical aspects of parent giving: ? In coordination with the Associate Director and overall annual giving plan, craft, implement and analyze parent solicitations through available solicitation channels.? Partner with Parent Relations and Alumni Relations to support consistent and intentional parent engagement opportunities. ? Act as liaison to the Parents Council, JMU's volunteer board of parents, actively participate in planning and implementation of board activities, including Resource Development committee needs, and full board solicitation efforts.? Work with the Assistant Director of Direct Response & Stewardship and the Office of Donor Relations to properly cultivate and steward parent donors.? Serve as a member of the UA Parent Giving Task Force to ensure parent giving and engagement opportunities are maximized and coordinated across all UA efforts.2. Campus Annual Giving Liaison? Under the direction of the Annual Giving Director and in close collaboration with the Director of Advancement Relations, act as the project manager for various departments and colleges across campus, providing annual giving support, guidance and advice for specific fundraising efforts.? Work with the colleges, development staff and Athletics to ensure annual fund solicitations are coordinated and conducted according to university protocol. ? Work with deans and program directors to ensure the Office of Annual Giving is meeting their annual fund needs.? Serve as main liaison to embedded development officers to provide annual giving support to various colleges and departments. Coordinate with Advancement departments as needed, including Marketing, Alumni Relations and Advancement Information Services, to ensure annual giving needs are supported across campus. ? Develop supporting materials, toolkits and guidelines for colleges/departments to follow and utilize.3. Function as a member of the Office of Annual Giving management team ? Assist Director of Annual Giving in planning and implementing a comprehensive annual fundraising program based on the priorities of the university and its academic units. ? Provide regular statistical reports on the status of program areas.? Maintain budget oversight for all assigned program areas.? Assume responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Annual Giving to advance CE and University Advancement Division goals.? Work collaboratively with team members to execute strategies that achieve maximum program success.? Maintain ongoing knowledge of philanthropic and annual giving trends, especially related to personal solicitation and parent giving.? Attend department, unit and division meetings and events as requested. Qualifications:Degree Requirements:? Bachelor's degree required, master's degree strongly preferred.Specific Skills and Knowledge Needed: ? Two ? four years related experience; preferably in a higher education annual fund.? Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to deal effectively and sensitively with diverse populations.? Excellent time management skills and use of effective tracking methods to complete work and projects.? Strong leadership and interpersonal skills that demonstrate respect for others, support for department and organizational goals and the ability to work as part of a team.? Ability to analyze information to identify key issues and effectively adjust.? Proficient software skills in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email, internet, and database familiarity.? Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings, and weekends.? Willingness and ability to travel frequently, including overnight travel. To apply go to or visit JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1370. Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience.James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion , sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.recblid xs0kik4k0pdgl7elfridvojmgmbx34

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