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*This is an Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid a salary on a monthly basis and are not eligible to receive overtime pay.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Develops and implements strategies for identifying, cultivating, and successfully soliciting individuals, corporations, and foundations for major and principal gifts to support educational and research programs for a major unit/school. Solicits major and principal gifts in support of the school/unit. Manages a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects through an active schedule of solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship calls to donors and new prospects in support of strategic priorities. Develops school/unit strategic planning and goal setting. Builds relationships among prospective donors, alumni, and volunteers to support programs and priorities. Builds relationships with faculty, deans, and division/University leadership to develop, interpret, and align priorities of the school/unit with donor goals/interests. Partners with central advancement offices to ensure that potential gift prospects are properly qualified, cultivated, and stewarded. Develops and oversees writing/production of appropriate fundraising materials including, but not limited to, case statements, brochures, solicitation letters, gift proposals, appreciation letters, donor reports, and campaign status reports. Enforces the maintenance of information on selected donors and prospects including contact reports in CRM system. Communicates in ways that are donor-centric, while furthering the mission of Emory. Travels to meet with donors as needed. Manages a team of professionals that may include alumni relations, advancement, and support staff. Manages the administrative operations of the school/unit advancement office and respective budgets. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree and seven years of experience in higher education, development, fundraising or equivalent experience in a non-profit institution.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.


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