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Associate Director of Gift Planning (Part-time), Individual and Planned Giving

CARNEGIE MELLON JOB POSTING #101027
Job Function: Administration/Management
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
FT/PT Status: Regular Part Time
Organization: INDIVIDUAL AND PLANNED GIVING (UNIV ADVANCEMENT)
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Salary: Negotiable

Position Summary:
This senior level gift planning position is a half-time (20 hours per week) position that reports to the Executive Director of Gift Planning. This position's primary responsibility will be to create proactive probate administration and donor stewardship programs. In addition, this position will coordinate a marketing effort directed towards attorneys, accountants, brokers, financial planners, and other advisors of potential donors of the university. It will also assist other aspects of managing the gift planning office as need and time dictate. The selected candidate must be able to work independently while also being a solid team contributor to both the gift planning office and the division of University Advancement.

Qualifications:

Minimum:
  • Education:
    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • Master's degree preferred.
  • Licenses: Must possess a valid driver's license. Must successfully complete a driver's license verification on an annual basis. Must complete the National Safety Council Defensive Driver Training once every three years.
  • Experience:
    • At least three years of experience in the probate administration or estate planning field required.
    • Five or more years of experience preferred.
  • Skills:
    • Familiarity with legal and financial nomenclatures.
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills required.
    • Computer literacy required.
    • Ability to interpret and explain highly technical concepts in layman's terms.
    • Knowledge of tax and estate planning laws that impact charitable giving and personal planning.
    • Strong planning and organizational skills necessary.
    • Demonstrated success as a team player and a good sense of humor will be positive characteristics.
    • Superb communication and interpersonal skills and ability to conduct training sessions preferred.
  • Physical Mobility: Primarily sedentary
  • Environmental Conditions: Typical office setting
  • Mental:
    • Ability to work under pressure, meet inflexible deadlines, set priorities, deal diplomatically with difficult individuals, and conceptualize planned giving strategies.
    • Adherence to the highest ethical standards, empathetic disposition, perseverance, optimistic and positive attitude, capacity to work while paying attention to details, sensitivity to needs and feelings of others.
  • Other: Evening and weekend hours may be required. Some travel will be required.

APPLICATION:
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Careers@Carnegie Mellon at: https://cmu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang+en&job=101027


Alumni Events Coordinator: Job Posting #100945

Job Function: Advancement/Development
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
FT/PT Status: Regular Full Time
Organization: UNIVERSITY EVENTS (UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT)
Minimum Education Level: Associate's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Salary: Negotiable

Description:
The person in this position will serve as the Alumni Events Coordinator in the Office of University Events reporting to the Director of University Events. This person will focus on alumni events and be responsible for making logistical arrangements for Ceilidh, Spring Carnival, Volunteer Forum, Commencement and other alumni events. Individual will work primarily with the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving staff to organize and oversee onsite implementation of events for various alumni audiences (some travel required for regional or chapter events).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: collaborating with other campus departments to achieve overall event goal, coordinating site selection, room set-ups, audio visual requirements, catering and other logistical arrangements as necessary; on-site event supervision; budget administration; negotiating prices and placing orders with internal and external vendors.. Create and maintain various databases for office use. This person will also support other university events and special projects as needed and as availability permits. Additional related duties will be assigned as needed.

This position is located downtown at Six PPG Place.

Qualifications:

Minimum:
  • Education:
    • Associate's degree or equivalent experience required.
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Experience:
    • Three years of administrative experience required; One to three years event planning working experience required.
    • At least three years alumni relations event planning experience in an academic environment.
  • Skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communications skills.
    • Must be: (1) detail oriented and have strong organizational skills; (2) able to work creatively and independently, as well as part of a team; (3) able to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; (4) able to apply problem solving skills and recommend solutions; (5) excellent negotiating skills; (6) excellent customer service skills; (7) able to maintain clear, accurate and detailed reports and records; (8) Strong computer skills specifically working with the university database, spreadsheets and MS Office suite.
    • In addition, should: be self-motivated; have prior Filemaker Pro and Excel experience; have good writing and editing abilities. Be able to interpret needs of client from conversation and be able to solve problems creatively. Think analytically while working on events and budgets.
  • Physical Mobility: Must be able to negotiate stairs and travel to various locations/cities, on & off campus, as well as stand for long periods of time at university events. Should be able to lift 15-25 lb.
  • Environmental Conditions: Exposure to computer and monitor for long periods of time. Must be able to work in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings as required.
  • Mental: Must have ability to work under pressure and meet inflexible deadlines. Must be able to remain poised, calm and composed when dealing with difficult situations or individuals. Position requires excellent organizational, analytical, reasoning, interpersonal and problem solving skills. Person in this position must be able to perform repetitive tasks as well as handle multiple tasks simultaneously and pay close attention to detail. Requires interpersonal diplomacy and a commitment to the highest quality standards. Work requires knowledge of university resources, as well as policies, procedures and organization of the department and the division.
  • Other: Weekend and evening hours will be required for events. Possible travel to cities for alumni regional or chapter events. Should project a positive, neat and professional appearance at all times.
APPLICATION:
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Careers@Carnegie Mellon at: https://cmu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang+en&job=100945


Development Associate, Individual Giving: Job Posting #100925

Job Function: Development (annual fund, major gifts and planned giving)
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
FT/PT Status: Regular Full Time
Organization: AVP-DEVELOPMENT (UNIV ADVANCEMENT)
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Salary: Negotiable

Description:
The Development Associate assists prospect managers on the Leadership & Principal Gifts team with prospect strategy development as well as the coordination and implementation of innovative and effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities. In addition, this individual creates and manages prospect correspondence and select gift proposals for prospects. Responsibilities also include but are not limited to assisting in the preparation of prospect briefing documents for university leaders; reviewing and editing a variety of documents; maintaining prospect records in the Advance database system; assisting with planning and coordination of special events and campus visits by prospects, including contacting and meeting with high-level prospects when needed; drafting gift agreements for individual gift commitments of $1 million or more; performing data analyses; and producing accurate reports from Advance and other data sources. This position is located in the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) building at 4615 Forbes Avenue.

Qualifications:

Minimum:
  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.
    • Master's Degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience:
    • Five or more years of related experience required.
    • Seven or more years in university administration in university advancement, including significant writing and research responsibilities preferred.
  • Skills:
    • Exceptional writing and editing skills
    • Superb interpersonal skills
    • Excellent reasoning, problem solving and analytical skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Ability to thrive in a team environment
    • Strong computer skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Strong research skills.
  • Physical Mobility:
    • Normally sedentary with some mobility
    • Able to travel to other campus locations
    • May require some bending, stretching, pushing as well as lifting of several reams of paper, etc.
  • Environmental Conditions: Work is usually performed in an office setting. Daily close contact with computer monitor.
  • Mental: Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet inflexible deadlines, deal with difficult situations while maintaining composure, work under pressure and work with frequent interruptions.
  • Other: Weekend and evening work may be required.
APPLICATION:
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Careers@Carnegie Mellon at: https://cmu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang+en&job=100925