Senior Assistant Director, Major Gifts

Senior Assistant Director, Major Gifts

Nanyang Technological University
3-6 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description :

The NTU University Advancement Office (UAO) supports the University's giving mission by fostering meaningful relationships and strategic partnerships with philanthropists, alumni, business community partners, corporations, foundations, and friends that result in goodwill and philanthropy towards education and research that underpin a shared sustainable future.
Fundraising Activity
  • Develop, implement and promote a broad range of donor cultivation strategies, programmes and activities to increase the funds raised to realise the University's strategic objectives.
  • Develop, maintain and update a database of prospective and existing donors and grow the donor base year on year in revenue and quantum of donors
  • Prepare and send direct mailers or solicitation emails to potential donors in the database
  • Research and draft briefings for senior management to assist with donors and prospective visits to faculties, including providing follow-up documentation and correspondence.
  • Work collaboratively with the Development Marketing Communications team to write and present proposals and business cases to both internal and external stakeholders across a range of topics to highlight philanthropic opportunities and drive donor revenue growth.
  • Work with the stewardship team to plan and coordinate campus visits for prospects and donors, including engaging them at key fundraising and University events.

Gift Documentation and Data Management
  • Ensure accurate and timely record keeping in the donor management database to enable professional and coordinated relationship management.
  • Ensure well-documented closing of gift and pledge collection.
  • Maintain best practice standards in all aspects of the position, including appropriate activity levels, communication, reporting, donor stewardship and with commitment to data input and record management

Relationship Management
  • Bring together appropriate faculty to assist with academic content, in order to align donor interests with the University's fundraising priorities.
  • Build strong productive relationships with donors, prospects and alumni, developing confidence, trust and connection to NTU delivered through consistent professional and responsive interactions.
  • Facilitate strong relationships within the team, and more broadly across NTU including senior management, to ensure a coordinated and integrated approach to philanthropic development.

Team and Staff Management
  • Provide regular guidance and mentoring to colleagues to facilitate their success, where applicable.
  • Provide regular constructive feedback and assessment to team members.

  • University Degree or related equivalent combination of education with minimum 3 years of relevant experience
  • Proven fundraising experience and track record and relevant skills and management expertise, preferably in a higher education sector environment or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/ training and skills.
  • A successful track record in cultivating and soliciting major gifts.
  • Experience in Higher Education/Not-For-Profit fundraising with an ability to achieve monthly activity targets as a key metric of performance. Candidates with appropriate business development/consultative sales experience may also be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex and diverse relationships and the proven ability to operate effectively with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to liaise, consult and negotiate confidently and professionally with donors, staff and other stakeholders at all levels.
  • Exceptional written communication skills with extensive experience in developing business cases, proposals and presentations.
  • Well-developed planning and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload, meet deadlines and work under pressure in a fast-moving team environment.
  • Sound acumen and strong professional presence as well as a collegial work style that promotes teamwork, creativity and open communication.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to a diverse range of stakeholders
Hiring Institution: NTU
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A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, established jointly with Imperial College London. NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes - the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering - and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N). Ranked amongst the world's top universities by QS, NTU has also been named the world's top young university for the past seven years. The University's main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) buildings, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore's healthcare district. Under the NTU Smart Campus vision, the University harnesses the power of digital technology and tech-enabled solutions to support better learning and living experiences, the discovery of new knowledge, and the sustainability of resources. For more information, visit About NIE About RSIS About LKCMedicine About NTUItive

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