- Working Title :
- Assistant Campaign Director
- Posting Number :
- Job Category :
- Marketing and Communications
- Salary :
- $75,000 - $85,000
- Reports To :
- Executive Director of the Campaign
- Experience Range :
- 5 to 7 Years
Assistant Campaign Director
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The Assistant Campaign Director manages executive level tasks in the areas of tactical campaign communications, meeting planning and execution, constituent relations, development and implementation of policies and procedures, and other areas of support for work of the Executive Director of the Campaign and Vice President for Development.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage internal and external communications as they relate to strategy and tactical development with an emphasis on transparency and generative interaction
- Responds to inquiries tactfully and effectively answering questions and providing information as requested.
- Creates a detailed, multi-year campaign internal communications plan that clearly communicates tactical campaign planning action steps, timeline, resources, and deliverables.
- In partnership with OUD Marketing, develop an effective internal social media strategy in support of campaign planning and process updates.
- Drafts letters, policy papers, talking points, and meeting agenda on behalf of the associate vice president.
- Writes and edits monthly e-newsletter content which keeps the internal development community up to date on campaign process, progress, and OUD provided support services.
- In partnership with OUD Organizational Effectiveness and Marketing, orchestrates a Campaign Training Series and provides consulting support for units’ assessments of campaign needs and objectives.
- Manages strategic planning and similar, targeted initiatives in support of the business plan and mission of the department.
- In collaboration with OUD Marketing and Development Services, helps develop the Campaign Headquarters site, which includes campaign data dashboard that provides timely, accurate performance metrics and other empirical measures of fundraising effectiveness. This site will include the use of video, audio, blogs, Twitter feeds, and other media platforms to convey informational, flexible, instructional and inspirational messaging along with updates on planning, expectations, opportunities, and overall progress of campaign.
15% Research and Analysis
- Review, aggregate and proactively assess information from relevant sources to guide fundraising strategy and implementation
- Keeps Director of the Campaign informed on assigned prospect/donor activities and proposals.
- Analyzes activities and makes recommendations to the Executive Director.
- Performs independent research and prepares information for special projects preparing complex documents and spreadsheets.
- Researches and drafts new policies and procedures.
25% Program Management
- Provide overall coordination and schedule for multiple projects.
- Help align OUD resources appropriate to project goals.
- Track progress-to-goal and project deliverables.
- Prepare materials and relevant collateral.
- Supervise the coordination of logistics and materials for board related functions, including routine and special meetings, cultivation events and activities, and meetings. Coordinates the production and timely distribution of materials as needed.
- Help facilitate innovation and thoughtful, creative problem-solving.
- Serve as staff team lead in maintaining schedule and materials for standing meetings.
- As appropriate, represent the Executive Director at internal and external meetings to gather background information and chair internal task force groups.
- Participate in senior management meetings and coordinate projects as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising or not-for-profit work, preferably in the higher education setting.
- Experience in working in a team environment required.
- Highly motivated and capable of seeing projects through from beginning to end
- Detail- and results-oriented; highly organized; strong anticipatory instincts, excellent follow-through.
- Solid analytical and strategic thinking skills.
- Exceptional communications experience—written, verbal, visual; facility with emerging and social media; firm understanding of marketing and branding principles.
Mission StatementThe Office of University Development maximizes private support for the University of Michigan through high-quality collaboration with the development programs of schools, colleges, and units. We also provide fundraising leadership through the stimulation and facilitation of healthy, productive and life-long relationships with our colleagues, alumni, friends, foundations and corporations.
U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.