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Position Description The Associate Director, Development for the Pardee RAND Graduate School (PRGS) is responsible for creating a pipeline of donors through PRGS alumni and friends to support a multiyear campaign for PRGS. This individual will also work with the Development Officer for PRGS to build a planned giving program and pursue major gifts in support of the campaign. This position reports to the Director of Development for PRGS.
May perform any or all of the following duties: -Assist with the creation and execution of a strategic campaign to support PRGS over five years, including programs of interest to foster relationships, highlight giving opportunities, and recognize donors -Effectively communicate the mission and strategic vision for PRGS, distill the priorities of PRGS leadership, and use key messages regarding RAND to support that mission and vision -Increase the portfolio of annual and major gift prospects to support the PRGS campaign -Create and support programs of interest that identify new prospects, cultivate current donors, and advance relationship building with both prospects and donors, leading to timely and appropriate solicitation of annual and major gifts; work in collaboration with development officer responsible for the Dean’s Circle annual giving program and cultivation of the PRGS Board of Governors -Work with the Director of Development, PRGS to execute a planned giving program directed to PRGS alumni and friends -Develop an alumni relations program with the students and graduates of PRGS to support development goals -Develop written materials to support the campaign, planned giving, and alumni relations efforts -Ensure the timely and appropriate recognition of gifts -Ensure consistent and accurate data capture of donors and prospects in Raiser’s Edge -Work with PRGS leadership to create fundraising projections and progress reports