Reporting to the Director of the Berklee Fund, the Assistant Director will play an integral role in the expansion of the annual giving program of Berklee College of Music. The Assistant Director will work with the Director to develop, implement, and evaluate strategies designed to achieve the College’s goals for the Berklee Fund. The Assistant Director will be responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of young alumni (0-10 years since departing Berklee), students, and faculty and staff to help instill a culture of philanthropy on campus and in the young alumni community.
Works closely with the Director to set goals and to develop and implement overarching strategies, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship programming.
Creates, implements, and manages plans to incorporate cutting edge technologies and best practices to dramatically increase engagement and participation by alumni from 0-10 years post-graduation, students, and faculty/staff.
Takes calculated risks to develop new strategies to continually expand engagement and participation among the young alumni, student, and faculty/staff cohorts.
Works closely and collaboratively with the Phonathon Manager to identify and cultivate student volunteers.
Works closely and collaboratively with colleagues in alumni affairs, student affairs, and across the college to develop and implement strategies.
Prospects and Gifts
Plays a significant role in developing and managing relationships with young alumni, student giving, and faculty/staff prospect/donor pools that ultimately result in increases in philanthropic contributions.
Tracks the emerging young alumni, student giving, and faculty/staff prospect pool to develop reports and monitor program results.
Works with Advancement Services colleagues to compile, scrutinize, and administer prospect lists for email and mail communications.
Leads efforts to create and facilitate a vibrant culture of philanthropy, service and volunteerism which includes working with volunteers in both the recent alumni, student, and faculty/staff cohorts to determine goals, and then identify, recruit, and coach groups of volunteers, plan and coordinate meetings, determine strategies, and report on progress.
Exemplary oral and written communications skills.
Outstanding organizational ability with focused attention to detail, follow-through and completion; ability to balance multiple tasks at once.
Must be adept at strategic thinking, goal-setting, data analysis, and relationship-building.
Ability to manage volunteers.
Must be able to inspire and motivate toward a common goal.
Ability to be an effective member of an advancement team, while having strong leadership skills.
Must be a self-starter, capable of working independently.
Must be able to work collaboratively with colleagues across the college.
Ability to interact well with students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, donors and prospects as part of a team effort.
Ability to manage all aspects of special events.
Strong computer and information management skills preferred.
Proven ability to work & lead effectively in a highly diverse campus community.
A minimum of two years of professional experience in higher education annual fund or non-profit annual fundraising showing increasing level of responsibility.
Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.