Department: Alumni Relations & Development Salary/Grade: EXS/6
Please note: The target budgeted salary for this position is $55,000 to $62,000 annually. Offers will be based on candidate experience and education, as well as equity within Northwestern University.
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Job Summary: Assistant Director of Operations, Events, and Premium Seating will assist the Associate Director of Operations, Events, and Premium Seating as well as the rest of the athletics development team with key areas of focus being on annual fund benefits, event execution, and event support.
Coordinates all activities of small, less complex events and provides support on complex events. Athletics Special Events are designed to strategically identify & cultivate prospects, alumni and athletics supporters in meaningful ways that transition into engaged donors.
Specific Responsibilities: Strategic Planning
Administers & maintains existing strategic plans.
Recommends changes & improvements to maximize & ensure most effective & efficient use of revenue streams in regard to program &/or event operations.
Involves moderate level of collaboration with internal department partners and low level of collaboration with University partners in implementing and expanding existing relationships to accomplish strategic goals.
Includes briefing key partners on event specifics and timelines.
Involves moderate level of collaboration with external contacts and vendors.
Please bullet examples of key partnerships and work involved below:
Prospects & Gifts
Manages 1 or more portions of the relationship programming (engagement programs, clubs, &/or events &/or solicitation programs such as direct mail, phone mail, in-house and consultant-based phonathons, parents' fund, senior class gifts, special gifts' clubs, etc.).
Works with schools' development officers to implement strategies that will maximize dollars raised & participation of donors.
Identifies & personally solicit less complex individual gifts.
Coordinates graphic design and/or scripting; staffing; working with subcontractors.
Documents results & response levels.
Optimizes the use of technology including social media for marketing, communications & data reporting & analysis.
Assists in the development of web analytics, dashboards, & metrics which provide quantitative analysis of program & event outcomes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
2 years special events, development, marketing, sales or the equivalent experience is required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
team leadership; curiosity and analytical thinking, global/organizational perspective; complex problem solving; ability to work in fast-paced environment); attention to detail; initiative; commitment to excellence; interest in event planning/management/execution
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