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Alaska Pacific University offers competitive benefits, including Federal Employee Health Benefits and provides employees with the opportunity to stay fit, ensure the wellness of their families, and create a positive working environment.
This position works to raise funds for APU Nordic Ski Club (APUNSC) by identifying, planning, and orchestrating the cultivation and solicitation of gifts and grants.
The following duties are intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities and ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
- Supports University development functions to build individual, corporate, and foundation donor relationships and provide strong stewardship of campus gifts and grants with specific responsibility for APUNSC.
- Works with colleagues across the University to develop fundraising proposals and to align fundraising with institutional priorities set forth in the University Campaign.
- Sets fundraising priorities and targets in collaboration with the Development team; researches appropriate funding sources.
- Serves as liaison between APUNSC and Development team to ensure strong communications between the two teams.
- Develops and executes strategies to target and cultivate prospects to establish good relationships with donor and prospect organizations.
- Prepares case statements to support the APUNSC.
- Researches and writes effective funding proposals and bids, ensuring a volume of such activity with donor and prospect organizations.
- Cultivates and secures planned giving opportunities among current the APUNSC community.
- Stewards all APUNSC gifts to include maintaining all correspondence regarding donor intent in the Development tracking system, maintaining contact with donor to honor their intent, maintaining calendar of due dates, and providing narrative and fiscal reports to donors in a timely manner.
- Monitors news sources and social media for information on donors within the portfolio.
- Coordinates publicity working with Development team, APU communications staff and external public relations/media firms to ensure that donors are recognized appropriately in APU media outlets.
- Takes the lead organizing all special events pertaining to donors within the APUNSC portfolio.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Knowledge and Skills
- Skill in face to face and interpersonal communications, negotiating and persuasive skills.
- Skill in making accurate assessments of a prospect’s ability to give.
- Skill in prioritizing workloads.
- Skill in articulating a case for support in both one to one meetings and in a presentation to a group.
- Skill in writing accurately and persuasively to develop a variety of funding proposals and other donor communications.
- Skill in staging and managing public recognition events.
- Skill in exercising attention to detail.
- Skill in utilizing spreadsheets and to present clearly financial information.
- Skill in working flexibly, to manage competing priorities and to meet strict deadlines.
- Skill in maintaining confidentiality; to be tactful and discrete in all interactions.
- Skill in both working independently and collaboratively as a team member.
- Skill in filing and record keeping.
Minimum Education Qualification
A Bachelor’s degree.
Minimum Experience Qualification
Non-Supervisory:One (1) year development experience and two (2) years as coach-athlete or APUNSC student-athlete.
Preferred Education Qualification
Master’s degree preferred.
Possess current valid driver’s license. Ability to pass a driving history check and driving test.
Minimum Physical Requirements
The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit, reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, or kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. Occasional driving on university business is required.
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