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Associate Director for Campaign Planning

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Monday through Friday, 8-5 Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Associate Director for Campaign Planning
Department Advancement Administration
Position Number 1012309
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Position Purpose

Works closely with the Director of Campaign Planning and Operations to develop and coordinate high-level volunteer and solicitation strategy with a focus on prospects rated $10 million and above. This includes campaign planning and campaign project management and coordination, overseeing the annual engagement strategy of engaging $1M+ donors in dialogue-driven events, and aids in the management of the development effort at Dartmouth by assuming responsibility for other special projects. Trains regional directors and frontline fundraisers to plan and execute discussion events with key administrators and campaign volunteers.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent project management skills; ability to triage, set priorities, and manage conflicting goals and agendas.
  • Familiarity with project management tools and/or software packages.
  • Excellent organizational skills; proactive; able to anticipate and adapt and respond to changes in priorities.
  • Self-motivated and strong work ethic.
  • Uses discretion when working with highly confidential issues.
  • Works collaboratively as a member of team(s).
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to function independently with minimal oversight.
  • Strong commitment to a diverse working environment and to serving the needs of a large and diverse community.
Minimum Experience
  • Five or more years of relevant experience in fundraising; or the equivalent.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s degree.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Cindy Welch
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Monday through Friday, 8-5

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

VOLUNTEER AND SOLICITATION MANAGEMENT

  • Works closely with the Director of Campaign Planning and Operations to develop high-level volunteer strategy to help Campaign Committee members engage prospects rated $10 million and above. .
  • In partnership with Director of Campaign Planning, communicates regularly with Campaign Committee members and Trustees to coordinate solicitation activity in cities across the country; provides onsite support and counsel; creates and manages volunteer materials.
  • Works with primary staff to identify and approve prospects ready for cultivation and/or solicitation by Campaign Committee members; coordinates volunteer and prospect schedule around committee meetings and other events.
  • Creates and implements annual strategy to engage prospects of $1M+ in dialogue-driven events about campaign priorities (Leadership Briefings).
  • Trains regional directors and frontline fundraisers to plan and execute Leadership Briefing discussion events featuring the president and other key administrators and campaign volunteers. Oversees annual strategy, individual follow-up and collection of participant feedback.
  • Creates and coordinates briefing materials for volunteer solicitation activity, writes talking points, prepares frontline staff for joint donors meetings leveraging volunteers.
  • Provides direction and on-site management and oversight during events and meetings of our highest capacity alumni; works closely with host on logistics and preferences.

CAMPAIGN PROJECT MANAGEMENT/COORDINATION

  • Working with the Chief Operating Officer and other department heads, administers cross-departmental efforts to achieve campaign planning assessment of Dartmouth’s Advancement programs, including both the central program and those of the professional schools.
  • Assists with communicating analysis insights and potential outcomes on implementation through PowerPoint presentations.
  • Supports the implementation of both tactical and strategic strategies in conjunction with multiple teams.
  • Works with the project sponsor and stakeholders to complete campaign planning projects and shares responsibility for follow-up activities.
-- Performs other duties as assigned.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document #1

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