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Director of Marketing & Development - Horizons

Company: Sacred Heart University
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Director of Marketing & Development - Horizons Category: Academics Subscribe: Department: Horizons [UCH] Locations: Fairfield, CT Posted: May 13, 2022 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Exempt PositionID: 147611 Share About Sacred Heart University:
As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education and Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 387 Colleges-2022 Edition, "Best Northeastern" and Best Business Schools-2021 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre.The Director of Marketing and Development will work closely with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and staff with a keen focus to advance the organization among key constituents, especially funders and potential funders, meet the annual fundraising goal, and identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a diverse donor pipeline to meet future goals.Additionally, the Director of Marketing and Development will work to identify, cultivate, steward, and solicit donors by accurately marketing the mission, vision and initiatives of Horizons at Sacred Heart University.Responsibilities Includes:

  • Develop new and lead current fundraising efforts by creating and implementing a development strategy to maximize the organization's raised revenue
  • Pursue growth opportunities that leverage the growth of our donor base and increases the return on investment on current fundraising activities
  • Process all checks and receivables in conjunction with Development office at SHU and the HSHU Operations Manager
  • Work with SHU to conduct prospect research; and use the research to develop and execute individual cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans
  • Maintain and grow a robust and up-to-date donor database:
    • Produce accurate and timely reports to update the Executive Director and the Board of Directors on fundraising outcomes including amount raised from various sources, as well as contributions in the pipeline, and board meeting reports
    • Collaborate regularly with Sacred Heart University's development team to reconcile contributions, track acknowledgment, and identify and address discrepancies
    • Review and support a list management protocol
    • Oversee drafting and distribution of all donor/prospect related communications including newsletters, acknowledgement letters and appeals
    • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Board of Directors on major donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
    • Liaise with the Board of Directors, specifically the Development Committee, to develop and achieve fundraising initiatives and goals
    • Assist in the development and execution of an events strategy, including, but not limited to, the annual golf outing and Gala/Luncheon. Recommend and oversee the development of additional event opportunities as time and budget permit.
    • Develop all messaging and marketing collateral materials, including social media posts, that accurately reflect the mission of Horizons at SHU
      • Identify and manage any graphics consultants
      • Develop and implement a strategy to grow HSHU's recognition within the SHU community and Fairfield County including families/potential applicants, supporters/funders, and other non-profits that support Bridgeport
      • Lead and implement the organization's fundraising and donor cultivation events
      • Represent Horizons at SHU to the donors and donor prospects and other stakeholders, as appropriate
      • Other duties assigned as related to fundraising, communications and the advancement of the organization
        Statement of Personal & Organizational Responsibility for Diversity and InclusionActively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed. Participate in developmental activities to increase understanding and awareness of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion; apply that understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the community as a whole. Demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for Diversity & Inclusion's Mission and Vision statements .Knowledge and Skills Needed:
        • Master's degree preferred, but not required
        • Extensive experience in non-profit development and advancement experience required
        • Strong organizational and communication skills
        • Ability to work effectively in a team
        • Leadership experience preferred
        • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends, as needed
        • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite required
        • Proficiency with CRM (Raiser's Edge) preferred, but not required
        • Proficiency with Social Media required
          Additional Information:
          This position may require work on evenings and weekends
          Application Instructions:
          Please apply online, faxes and emails will not be accepted. A cover letter is appreciated.Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live.

Keywords: Sacred Heart University, Fairfield , Director of Marketing & Development - Horizons, Executive , Fairfield, California

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