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Associate Director, Talent Pipeline Development


  • Manage and develop a team of Development Associates (DAs) to be 'power users' in Griffin and Phoenix databases to maintain constituent records, record event and visit details, extract data, run queries, develop ad hoc reports and analyze data.
  • Oversee project requests from department managers. Assess staff capability and capacity. Coordinate with managers and designated staff for project training. Confirm progress and quality of work with managers. Review each DA’s and the team’s work product as necessary to ensure it meets or exceeds expectations.
  • Train DAs on researching constituents and providing briefing materials to requester. Supports teams on donor prospecting and qualifying activities.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of University priorities and programs.
  • Build and expand your professional network within the University, with colleagues at peer institutions and a broad, external constituency with a focus on diversifying talent for ARD.
  • Provide useful strategies and encourage peers to seek professional development within ARD, the University and externally. Evaluate DAs’ professional development and make recommendations for continued growth.
  • Encourage career aspiration discussions and goal setting while identifying options for achieving these goals.
  • Actively highlight development and fundraising as a potential career to recent graduates and young professionals – especially in underrepresented populations – through internships, externships and career exploration programs.
  • Assist with recruitment searches for Development Associates, Interns, Externs and other development roles.
  • Actively highlight ARD’s work to external candidates and career changers with a focus on diverse professionals with transferable skills. Create innovative programs and avenues to develop a diverse ARD talent pipeline.
  • Provide opportunities between staff and senior leaders to meet and interact regarding career paths and professional development.
  • Identify staffing and budget needs on a project or event basis.
  • Draft informational and marketing materials for review for assigned programs. Assist in developing support materials for specific fundraising activities.
  • Staff events as needed.
  • Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions and with an eye towards broadly diversifying the advancement profession.
  • Has a deep understanding of fundraising operations for a school or department of the University. Participates in the development of fundraising goals, policies and short and long-term strategies. Assesses, analyzes and evaluates fundraising programs, specialized projects or major events.
  • Participates in the development of school or department fiscal year operating budget. May help develop and manage program or event budget.
  • Perform other related work as needed.