The Manager of Institutional Support will identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward leadership annual, major and capital gifts to Chapman University. The position reports to the Director of Institutional Support and will serve as a central development liaison to assigned schools and college-based Deans and Development Coordinators to ensure that their development needs are supported in alignment with the Chapman University strategic plan and institutional priorities.
This position is part of a development team responsible for collaborating with the Chapman Family constituencies including alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends. Inspire volunteers to increase support for the institution and expand the pool of prospects. As a relationship manager, this position will manage a varied and strategic pool of prospects, develop and implement prospect strategies and meet with individuals to target gifts.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience.
Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in donor cultivation, personal solicitation, donor stewardship, prospect and volunteer management.
Demonstrate the ability to cooperate, navigate challenges, think creatively and work collaboratively both within a small development team and large comprehensive Advancement team.
Demonstrate an understanding of institutional advancement strategies for the purpose of moving donors and prospects through the gift cycle.
Demonstrated ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, about private gift fundraising and on a variety of projects.
Strong analytical skills to think strategically, evaluate and understand data, identify key areas, develop appropriate solutions and achieve goals and meet deadlines.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with flexibility and adaptability to changing deadlines and urgent priorities.
Strong organizational and management skills with proven ability to manage prospects.
Excellent organizational skills and results orientation.
Proven ability to plan, coordinate, and implement multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
Ability to work independently, take initiative, and exercise discretion and judgment.
Strong ability to develop, organize and evaluate data, assess alternatives and formulate logical and sound decisions and/or recommendations to support the departments work.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy and to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Ability to prepare, monitor and reconcile project budgets and expenses.
Ability and commitment to provide strong personalized service and teamwork.
Ability to supervise, manage and work with students.
Computer skills in utilizing Microsoft Office Suite Application and electronic mail software.
Strong technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and other databases needed for the position.
Strong ability to pay careful attention to detail.
Knowledge and skill to assist in the development and design of collateral and other materials.
Experience in marketing, communication strategies and branding concepts. Direct Mail experience preferred.
Experience in higher educational setting or non-profit preferred.
Knowledge of Chapman University policies and procedures.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment for the final candidate is contingent upon satisfactory completion of and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and upon the acceptance of and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 16599
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.