Assistant Director of Development - Chase College of Law
Highland Heights, KY 
Posted 22 days ago
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Working Title Assistant Director of Development - Chase College of Law
Department University Development
Compensation Title
Position Number 30000500
Position Status Regular
Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:15 am to 4:30 pm; Varies depending on need; Some travel, nights and weekends is required.
Hours per Week 37.5
Months per Year 12
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position
The Assistant Director of Development reports to the Associate Dean/Director of Development in the Chase College of Law and works with internal colleagues and external stakeholders across the university and the Chase College of Law to qualify, acquire, cultivate and solicit donors with the capacity to contribute $250 - $4,999. This position is critical to the overall success of university fundraising, facilitating a more enhanced donor experience. This position qualifies and engages with prospective donors identified through prospect research, data analysis and referrals.
Additionally, this Gift Officer will further discover and confirm a prospective donor's capacity and inclination to make a major gift to build a pipeline of high-level annual donors through in-person and digital interactions.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the direct solicitation of leadership annual gifts ($250 - $4999.00). Meet with prospects in-person or digitally to steward, cultivate, solicit and/or generate leads. Document and maintain timely and quality records in the donor database (Raiser's Edge NXT).
  • Collaborate with prospect research, annual giving, directors of development, donor relations, advancement services and other programs to develop and maintain a portfolio of leadership, loyal and highly- engaged annual donors.
  • Serve as a concierge of development, answering incoming phone calls, letters, texts, or emails received. Duties may include helping donors make a gift, answering questions, thanking donors or developing engagement opportunities.
  • Work closely with donor relations to execute stewardship plans.
  • Research prospects to discover interests and passion that could lead to more meaningful relationships and customize their experiences with the university.
  • When appropriate, coordinate prospect cultivation with Major Gift Officers as donor's engagement with NKU grows.
  • In coordination with University Advancement, plan, help, develop and implement alumni and donor relations outreach and stewardship, including special programs, events and gatherings for alumni, friends, donors and prospective donors.
  • Assist in managing a process for assessment, tracking and reporting of giving participation to measure program effectiveness.
  • Supports the mission, goals and objectives of the Institutional Advancement Division
Bachelors and 2 years of related experience required.

* Word, Outlook, Excel, SAP and Raiser's Edge preferred.
* Strong written communication skills to prepare and edit effective correspondence, proposals, and persuasive solicitation materials for individuals and groups
* Demonstrated ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships to deliver measurable results
* Close attention to detail, managing multiple projects at once
* Effectively engage donors digitally through phone, text, email, and social media
* Ability to problem solve and generate creative solutions to maintain and strengthen high-quality relationships with donors
* Exceptional ethics and integrity, ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality
* Must have passion for philanthropy, higher education, NKU, and the community that it serves
Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Experience 2 years
Salary tbd
Pay Grade S72
Requisition Number 2021S1471
Job Open Date 11/22/2021
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled No
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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