Director of Leadership Giving and Relationships, Assoc Dir of The Ferris Foundation

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Strong knowledge base and relationships in West Michigan, including Grand Rapids and surrounding communities.

Ability to increase the effectiveness of fundraising and relationship building through established goals, objectives and tactics to increase activity in cultivating and soliciting highly rated donors.

Strong knowledge base and relationships in West Michigan, including Grand Rapids and surrounding communities.

Ability to increase the effectiveness of fundraising and relationship building through established goals, objectives and tactics to increase activity in cultivating and soliciting highly rated donors.

Participate in a comprehensive fundraising program with professionalism, sensitivity, respect and commendable personal integrity and ethical standards.

Demonstrated ability to develop strong partnerships to increase philanthropic support.
Strong knowledge of principles of fundraising and the ability to participate in all aspects of donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

Problem-solving, research and analytical skills.

Solid relationship-building skills and ability to interface effectively with internal and external constituents.

Able to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic advancement plans.

Able to articulate the case for support so that individuals “buy in” to the vision/mission/goals of the University and with sufficient effectiveness to secure gifts at assigned donor giving levels.

Proficient in the use of Millennium/Ellucian or similar database for recording information on all prospects and donors.

Maintain familiarity with important philanthropic issues and trends

Work well as a part of a cooperative management team.

Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.



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