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This is professional and supervisory work engaged in fund-raising activities for a university college.

An employee allocated to this class plans, implements, and coordinates a variety of fund-raising and promotional campaigns designed to increase support for a particular college within a university. Duties are performed under the general supervision of an administrative superior and is reviewed through the observation of results.


Designs, implements, and maintains alumni development programs and procedures for the college.

Supervises, coordinates, and participates in the development of proposals, publicity releases, solicitation campaigns, and progress reports.

Directs and participates in presentations to alumni supporters and college administrators.

Serves with administrative planning groups as determined by the dean of the college.

Attends all meetings with the university's fund-raising staff and works closely with annual fund, telethon, and other solicitation committees, as well as with the College Alumni Association.

Attends fund-raising activities at locations throughout the state and coordinates all fund-raising activities with the university's development office.

Provides leadership in planning and organizing support at all levels of giving.

Participates in establishing alumni development program objectives and in maintaining college files regarding programs and constituency support.

Schedules, plans, and coordinates on and off campus alumni meetings, including special events for alumni weekend.

Prepares and publishes periodic college publications including alumni newsletters and an annual report for alumni.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in an appropriate curriculum and considerable experience in public relations, alumni relations or development work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of the principals and techniques of alumni development programs.

Considerable knowledge of fund-raising and promotional campaigns.

Considerable knowledge of public relations practices and techniques.

Knowledge of financial planning principals and techniques.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and work with a wide variety of publics.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with alumni, administrators, and college supporters.

Ability to supervise the activities of a staff engaged in alumni development and fund-raising activities.



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