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Assistant Director, Santa Clara Fund
Santa Clara, CA
Posted Sep 05, 2013 by Santa Clara University
Category: Development and Fund Raising


Santa Clara University

Assistant Director, Santa Clara Fund
Development Office

Three vacancies will be filled for this position

Requisition Number (please reference):

For information about the benefits offered by Santa Clara University, please visit: http://www.scu.edu/hr/benefits/

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

The Santa Clara Fund is the University's primary annual fund for undergraduate alumni and parents. Each year, Santa Clara Fund gifts ensure financial support for scholarships and Santa Clara's undergraduate programs.

The Santa Clara Fund's Class Giving program is now seeking highly self-motivated candidates with outstanding initiative and a commitment to higher education to join a 8-person team of field fundraising officers and administrative staff responsible for running Santa Clara's ongoing reunion campaign programs.

The Class Giving Officer, reporting to the Director, Santa Clara Fund, is responsible for implementing a program to both encourage and increase giving from undergraduate alumni during their reunion and non-reunion years. This is a field position emphasizing work with donors, prospects, and volunteers who have the capacity to make annual gifts at the leadership-level ($1,000 to $100,000) to the Santa Clara Fund or other designations supporting undergraduate education, and special gifts at the $25,000 level and above. The position includes close collaboration with Major Gifts and Planned Giving staff, as well as Reunion and Regional staff of the Santa Clara Alumni Association.

I. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
A. Plan and execute high-end annual fundraising program for assigned classes celebrating a major reunion.
B. Develop fundraising goals and strategies according to specific characteristics and capabilities of the assigned class, including lead gifts and possible challenge gifts, to achieve both high-end gifts and broad class participation. Collaborate with development colleagues in the development of these strategies.
C. Position requires extensive fieldwork both locally and out of the area to support high-end annual giving to the Santa Clara Fund. Identify, recruit, and train volunteers; maintain frequent contact with volunteers through meetings, visits, correspondence, and telephone; provide information and assistance to volunteers to support their ability to carry out solicitations and other assignments; steward volunteer efforts through regular contact and recognition.
D. Identify and prioritize prospects; make volunteer prospect assignments; prepare background information for solicitations; follow up with volunteers to insure completion of assigned solicitations.
E. Develop and coordinate solicitation strategies for key prospects. Work closely with Major Gifts staff on the reunion and non-reunion year annual solicitation of leadership gifts from Major Gift prospects, with Planned Giving staff as appropriate.
F. Solicit leadership gifts, when appropriate, from high-level volunteers and lead prospects.
G. Coordinate plans and activities with the Santa Clara Fund direct mail and telemarketing services on an ongoing basis.
H. Ensure that pledges are accurately booked, fieldwork is documented in a timely manner, and appropriate information is recorded in university records.
I. Collaborate with the appropriate Alumni Relations staff at the Santa Clara Alumni Association.
J. Document solicitation information for files and update tracking system; monitor system and follow up to assure proper recording of information and gifts.
K. Time and budget permitting, plan and implement volunteer and donor events for assigned classes.

II. Qualifications
A. Demonstrated experience and interest in personal solicitation of large annual gifts ($1,000 to $50,000) as well as volunteer management and motivation.
B. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to work collaboratively with other Development and Santa Clara Alumni Association staff.
C. A commitment to higher education and ability to articulate a compelling case for annual discretionary support of undergraduate education and student life at Santa Clara.
D. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
E. Outstanding strategic thinking and analytical skills.
F. Outstanding interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and experience handling highly confidential information.
G. Strong initiative, creativity, organizational ability, and attention to detail.
H. Ability to travel regularly and access to personal transportation.
I. Ability to use current desktop office technologies, and to adapt to and use future technologies.
J. High energy level, enthusiasm, sense of humor, flexibility absolutely required
K. Knowledge of Santa Clara University helpful.
L. College degree required.

To apply, please visit: http://scu.edu/hr/careers/staff.cfm?id=3810

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.




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