Scheduled Hours 37.5 Position Summary Washington University seeks an advancement professional for the position of Senior Associate Director of Advancement, Arts & Sciences. As part of the Arts & Sciences Advancement team, this person will help to advance the mission of the university by encouraging a culture of philanthropy among alumni, students, faculty, parents, and friends. The primary responsibilities of the Senior Associate Director position include managing a portfolio of donors, advancing philanthropic support for Arts & Sciences and other university priorities, and overseeing staff responsible for Arts & Sciences signature events. This position will work closely with various faculty and deans who lead the academic life of Arts & Sciences at Washington University. The Senior Associate Director of Advancement reports to the Director of Advancement for University Arts & Sciences. The Senior Associate Director is responsible for planning, evaluating, and implementing a strong departmental program for assigned area/region. Job Description This position requires the a bility and willingness to travel. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Manage a portfolio of 50 - 55 annual gift prospects, employing innovative strategies for cultivating and soliciting new prospects as well as existing donors. Conduct 65 meaningful contacts each fiscal year with constituents. This includes travel to territories as assigned. Manage and mentoring staff including the Associate Director responsible for A&S signature events: Scholars in A&S, Power of A&S, A&S Distinguished Alumni Awards, and installations. Coach staff to collaborate with other teams including UA special events, A&S Communication and A&S deanâ™s event staff.Â Establish and maintain a collaborative working liaison relationship with certain departments and programs within A&S. Share these liaison updates and funding needs with UA colleagues. Collaborate closely with other staff, including regional directors, school directors, corporations and foundations, planned giving, reunion giving, parent programs and annual giving programs in order to meet ambitious goals. When needed, support colleagues to steward and close gifts outside caseload. Develop a broad understanding of the academic mission of the College of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School, University College, University Libraries, and related Centers, Programs, and Institutes. Assist in building strategy and tactics appropriate to the ambitious goals of the Arts & Sciences. Undertake special projects and assignments to advance the mission of Washington University. Perform other duties as assigned. Preferred Qualifications Advanced degree. Three to five years of fundraising experience with a track record of successful solicitations or related experience. Â Â Five years of proven event experience and successful execution. Experience with contract and event space negotiation, understanding of A/V and multimedia, floral and food/beverage, and volunteer recruitment and management. Streamline event marketing and registration needs. Project leadership skills, with value placed on organizational loyalty, commitment, pride, integrity, mutual respect, and collegial openness. Seven years of major gift, planned giving, annual fund, and capital campaign experience in a complex university environment. Development experience in a complex university environment. Supervisory and management skills and ability to influence and motivate staff that are not direct reports. Deep appreciation for and ability to articulate the mission and aspirations of Arts & Sciences and Washington University. Desire to play a meaningful role in the University community and to share in its commitment to research and education. Demonstrated ability to design and implement effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for individual giving. Ability to work with diverse constituencies within a complex organization. Ability to listen carefully, learn quickly and work effectively with both internal and external constituencies. Exceptional interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with high net worth individuals. Superior communication and writing skills with the ability to articulate in compelling philanthropic language the mission of Arts & Sciences. Desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across development offices. Resourceful in finding information within A&S and Washington in order to respond to donors, deans, office and colleagues. Required Qualifications Bachelorâ™s degree and a minimum of five years of related experience. Grade G14 Salary Range $68,200.00 - $116,600.00 / Annually The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. 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