Development Officer III, (Harbert College of Business)
April 12, 2018
$68,700 - $114,500
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Auburn University's Raymond J. Harbert College of Business is inspiring tomorrow's business leaders. Our students receive an innovative-yet-practical education focused on career readiness. Our degree programs in accountancy, business analytics and supply chain management lead the nation. Our research centers in supply chain innovation and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology guide the Fortune 100. Our pioneering online education programs offer value and flexibility. Our nationally recognized faculty produce research that advances understanding of business trends and inspires companies to operate more efficiently, ethically and profitably. The Auburn Family values tradition, yet eagerly prepares for the future. This is the Harbert story.
The Harbert College of Business Office of Advancement at Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Development Officer. The Development Officer will report directly to the Senior Director of Development for the Harbert College of Business. The Development Officer (DO) will solicit gifts of $25,000 and above, manage a portfolio based on geographic location, maintain relationships with College and University leadership, maintain a cultivation plan on all individuals within a designated portfolio, and study and understand the components of the Harbert College of Business strategic plan and the Development strategic plan.
-Identifies potential prospects for cultivation's through research, initial contact ratings, peer reviews and other relevant resources. -Solicits gifts and/or club 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. -May 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. -May produce or assists in producing marketing materials to support development efforts.
Entry into the applicant pool requires:
a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;
plus, six (6) years of proven successful experience in development, fundraising, or related experience or equivalent.
The candidate selected for this position should have a demonstrated ability to work successfully with faculty and staff, have evidence of success in cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships, and possess superior interpersonal and communications skills including public speaking and persuasive writing.
In addition, the successful candidate will possess sound judgment and the ability to make independent decisions while working collaboratively in a team approach; and the ability to work in a system that emphasizes measurable objectives which include targets for fundraising goals.
Must be able and willing to work some weekends, evenings, and to travel extensively. Candidates must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection.
Please utilize the on-line attachment feature to attach: cover letter, resume, professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.
Internal Number: 27610
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