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Advancement and Alumni Relations Associate

Advancement and Alumni Relations Associate
The Advancement and Alumni Relations Associate will support the work of, and report to, the Director of Advancement.

Support the Advancement and Alumni Relations office. This includes, but is not limited to: database operations, e-newsletters, social media, e-blasts, year-end-reminders, invitations, and collaboratively working to assist with campaign materials, donor publications, development proposals, e-communications, and stewardship reports.
• Manage data and operations related to all aspects of development carried out by the
Advancement Office, including: Raiser’s Edge, Constant Contact; Alumni/ae Directories.
• Execute administrative and database tasks to ensure the integrity of the database and gift processing records.
• Assist the Director with developing funding strategies and assessing outcomes
• Develop strategies for best practice in data management and evaluate outcomes using Raiser’s Edge.
• Keep updated with regard to new programs and resources to ensure the best data delivery possible by engaging in professional development and on-going training.
• Leverage extensive knowledge of the Raiser’s Edge Database to support and advance the Office’s fundraising activities, from the generation of complex mailings lists and reports, to overseeing data and gift entries, supporting donor stewardship, supervising the maintenance of donor and alumni records.
• Prepare analytical and statistical reports, queries and lists for management.
• Write internal and external communications, including articles for website, special announcements.
• Assist the Director in creating promotional materials for donor stewardship and events
• Work closely with the Director of Finance
• Assist in the management of Alumni Relations projects:
Including: Reunions; facilitating relationships with Alumni; special events for Alumni; and Maintaining the Alumni Directory
• Bachelor’s degree in development, marketing, public relations, communications, organizational leadership, or a related field preferred.
• Experience in Blackbaud Raiser's Edge is required. Strong attention to detail and accuracy of data entry.
• Ability to work well independently, thinking through various gift processing scenarios, including research and data collection, with minimal direct supervision.
• Ability to respect and maintain strict adherence to confidentiality policies.
• Four years of full-time professional experience in development, non-profit management, marketing, branding or related experience in a service-oriented field, preferably in an academic environment.
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage projects from start to finish while prioritizing projects to ensure that all timeline activities are performed and milestones are being met.
• Graphic design experience is preferred.
• Proficiency with electronic communications and social media, preferred.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated abilities in consensus building.
• Professional demeanor with flexibility and solid interpersonal skills.
• Required to attend and help with occasional evening and weekend events.
• Undertakes additional tasks and/or projects at the request of the Director.
• Candidate should have excellent writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills with strong consultation, presentation, and group facilitation skills; ability to work effectively as an individual contributor and collaboratively as a team member; a high degree of proficiency in working with Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office Suite; and the competence within a digital workplace.

Send resume to: [email protected]
Contact Dr. Elizabeth Basile
Phone: (718) 981-1187
Fax: (718) 448-7016
850 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305