This position reports to the VP for Advancement and works closely with the Development Committee, Advancement and University leadership and the Board of Directors to ensure a successful Annual Campaign, Comprehensive Campaign and Community Campaign.
The Sr. Director of Campaign and Advancement Operations oversees the teams responsible for gift processing and acknowledgement, data services, reporting and metrics.
Duties and Responsibilities
Partner with the VP for Advancement to staff the Development Committee and Strategic Visioning Committee. Liaise with committee members and lay leaders between meetings, following up on open actions and providing additional resources as necessary
Run staff meetings, monitor campaign reports and donor pipelines, pace, and other campaign metrics
Supervise the Database Manager who oversees gift processing, cash collection and basic database hygiene
Work closely with consultants who: collect data from systems throughout the University, import into Raiser’s Edge, and create custom reports and lists for users in Advancement and multiple University departments
Work with Development leadership and campaign advisors to develop case statements and supporting materials needed to effectively solicit gifts
Work closely with consultants who design and implement a community campaign consisting of direct mail, email, phone, and text solicitation
Work with VP for Advancement to solicit campaign gifts from the Board of Directors, Development/campaign committee members, key University leadership and others
Assist the University President, VP of Advancement, and key Board members in arranging meetings with campaign prospects, preparing materials needed for principal donor meetings, making sure the donor is thanked appropriately, receives the materials, or follow-up action promised at the meeting, recording details of the meeting in the database, and ensuring that follow-up actions are noted and completed
Work with Board members and available data to identify potential campaign donors and provide recommendations about possible meetings and/or engagement opportunities for Development and University leadership
Supervise other Advancement Staff members as assigned
Special projects as assigned by the VP for Advancement
Bachelor’s Degree required
Experience in a Development campaign related capacity and proven track record of campaign operations and/or raising funds from diverse sources, preferably in the non-profit, education and Jewish communities OR
Relevant experience in a complex customer centered organization with strong background in systems, metrics and customer relationships
Experience in donor or customer cultivation, stewardship and events
Good organizational and administrative skills including the ability to multi-task
Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other donor/customer management software
Who We Are:
American Jewish University (AJU) is a thriving center of Jewish resources and talent that serves the Jewish community of the twenty-first century. A portal for Jewish belonging, AJU equips students, faculty, campers, and learners of all ages with the tools to create the ideas, build the structures, and develop the programs to advance Jewish wisdom and elevate Jewish living.