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LEGENDS

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THE ROLE   

Reporting to the General Manager, the Engagement Specialist is responsible for cultivating relationships with donors, alumni, parents and friends of the university, with the goal of them becoming donors and continuing to give to Air Force Academy Foundation by providing excellent customer service. This is achieved by creating unique engagements through an omnichannel (outbound phone, email, text and web chat) approach. This position plays an essential role in implementing the engagement and fundraising efforts for Air Force Academy Foundation (AFAF).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  •  Work collaboratively as a member of Air Force Academy Foundation team.
  • Solicit gifts and provide related stewardship in conjunction with AFAF.
  • Understand and implement strategic engagement opportunities through proactive and reactive outreach via calls, email, text, video to alumni, family and friends of AFAF.
  • Work closely with the General Manager to execute strategy and provide comprehensive support for broad-based fundraising, including annual solicitation, membership and special projects for all fundraising.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of the philanthropic priorities to effectively present a case for support of engagement and giving back to Air Force Academy.
  • Take timely and strategy steps in moving prospects through gift cycle of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Assist and/or lead in short- and long-range strategic planning activities to create and implement fundraising goals and objectives.
  • Make effective use of CRM database and other institutional resources to ensure appropriate management of donors, prospects, alumni and volunteers in coordination with university objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty above at the highest levels. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills including written and verbal; ability to present ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Demonstrate capacity to manage relationships with colleagues, AFAF partners, prospects, alumni and current donors to achieve effective results, including the achievement of specific and measurable goals.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to set clear priorities and manage time well; the ability to work independently and make sound judgments about prospects, project management responsibilities and all other areas of performance without close day-to-day supervision.
  • Exercising discretion at all times and able to keep confidential all data related to AFAF and its constituents.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
COMPENSATION

$50,000-$55,000

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, and 401k plan.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Location: On Site

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear; use hands to finger, and handle controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand, walk, and stoop. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Legends is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or genetic information.