Associate Director of Alumni Relations
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
As a member of the LSU Law Center’s Alumni Relations and Development staff, this position is responsible for developing close and harmonious relationships with the Law Center’s alumni and providing development support to the Director of Communications and External Relations and office staff. The position plays an important role in fundraising for the organization and is responsible for direct cultivation of potential donors, donor research, donor stewardship, reporting, strategic planning, and data and business operations for the Office.
Responsible for management of a small portfolio of potential donors. A portion of the work shall be in direct, personal calls and solicitation of potential donors.
Responsible for prospect research for the Office, helping to prepare for cultivation and gift solicitation.
Responsible for daily stewardship of donors and for planning a variety of activities relative to donor stewardship.
Responsible for generating reports and helping to guide Office activities using various data systems, including the Tiger Information Lookup System (TAILS).
Assists the Director in management of the moves management system for major gift donors, generating research, chronicling activities, and planning strategic moves aimed at closing major gifts.
Responsible for activities related to the business operation of the Office, including budgeting, reporting, and coordination with the Law Center’s Business Office and the LSU Foundation.
Responsible for crediting of donor gifts in the Office database.
Responsible for entering various donor-related information in the Tiger Information Lookup System (TAILS).
Responsible for processing of endowment agreements, including working with donors to ascertain donor objectives and finalizing gift agreements with the LSU Foundation.
Responsible for generating annual reports on donor giving for publication via print and/or online media.
Works with the Communications Office to develop public relations materials relative to the Law Center’s giving programs.
Responsible for keeping web and print materials relative to donors and gifts up-to-date.
Provides data support for the Law Center’s portfolio of giving programs, including annual giving, Chancellor’s Council, phone-a-thon, class gift program, reunion giving, and endowment giving, among others.
Assists with various annual events related to the philanthropic goals of the Law Center.
Manages special projects and activities as assigned by the Director or Chancellor.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; law degree desirable. Minimum three years relevant experience in: advancement research and donor research procedures; donor stewardship activities; management of the donor cultivation process; office management in a fundraising environment; fund-raising in university or nonprofit environments; and/or campaign management.
Professionalism, initiative, discretion, confidentiality, accuracy, organization, and team orientation are essential.
Additional Qualifications Desired:
Additional qualifications desired include experience in the following: work with boards and advisory bodies; budgeting; organizing, planning and supervising volunteers; excellent written and verbal communication skills; a strong desire to be a team participant; interpersonal skills; knowledge of data systems, including research tools for university advancement; knowledge of the legal community.
Apply online with cover letter, resume, and three references at lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu.
The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center is an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer.