The Associate Director manages the Parents Council program through the Office for Institutional Advancement. The Parents Council is a group of current and past parents of SAIC students who serve as parent ambassadors at select SAIC events and provide annual philanthropic support. Participates as a member of the Individual Giving team. Assigned a portfolio of alumni and parent donors of 150 prospects and suspects to qualify. Provides leadership with parents major giving strategies. Works in concert with Associate Director, Individual Giving & Annual Fund in soliciting, engaging parents council members through the annual fund.
Provides leadership for Parents efforts through the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Initiates programming that nurture pride in SAIC affiliation with parents community. Programming includes Parents Council events at SAIC orientation, SAIC family weekend and a yearly Parents Council retreat.
Main point of contact for Chair of the Parents Council.
Plans parent programs that support SAIC’s strategic fundraising goals and initiatives. Implements these programs in concert with Associate Director, Institutional Events and Development Assistant, Individual Giving.
Participates in Individual Giving standing portfolio review meetings.
Provides Leadership and oversight of strategic communications with Parents Council members. Coordinates efforts with Advancement Communications team members.
Provides leadership within SAIC community for Parents Council efforts. Coordinates involvement of the SAIC community.
Collaborates with SAIC departments (faculty & staff) and advancement colleagues to help foster parent involvement as well as recognize the many ways parents contribute to the institution. Formalizes recognition opportunities for parents in concert with Associate Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations.
Manages a portfolio of 150 SAIC parent and alumni donors.
Responsible for managing Parents Council as well as providing leadership with the formalization of parents fundraising programs and events.
A bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred, with a minimum of four years experience in alumni/parent relations and fundraising.
Demonstrated accomplishments in fostering productive relations with volunteers. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues throughout the campus. Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituent based programs and activities. Excellent verbal and written skills. Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed. Familiarity with data entry and donor management software applications, Raiser’s Edge experience preferable.
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