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Engagement Officer

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Position Title Engagement Officer
Department Office of Advancement
Location First Merit Bank Building (Hancock, MI)
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 12 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Salary or Hourly Rate Negotiable based on Experience
Shift 1st
Position Duration Dependent on External Funding? No
Title of Position Supervisor Assistant VP, Advancement

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

Does travelling across the US meeting and talking with successful Michigan Technological University alumni sound interesting? If so, read on.

Michigan Tech is looking for a dynamic, people centric individual to assist the university with our philanthropic mission. If you thrive on meeting new people, then you are likely a professional who will find this position fulfilling. We want listeners who know how to engage with individuals from varied backgrounds. If you have a passion to work with people and this is your chance to be a difference maker by connecting amazing people to the students, faculty, staff and programs at Michigan Tech.
The Engagement Officer is responsible for leading donor discovery efforts to identify major and planned giving prospects and support alumni engagement programming in regional locations across the country. This position will be travelling throughout the country meeting with Michigan Technological University alumni and friends. Travel will consist of visits with Michigan Tech alumni and friends providing campus updates in addition to an evaluation of individual’s ability and propensity support the university. Stewardship activities on and off campus will be an essential element of this position. Additionally, this position will assist the alumni engagement office with hosting events both on campus and in major markets across the country.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Work directly with the Assistant Vice President for Advancement to cultivate a territorial management system identifying young alumni and prospective donors with high energy and compassion to determine their giving potential.

2. Partner with the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement to collaborate with young alumni to engage their time and talent with on-campus initiatives.

3. Develop and maintain connections with students, faculty, staff, alumni and university friends. Coordinate alumni and university events both on and off campus to help identify major and planned giving prospects.

4. Collaborate with the Director of Stewardship and the Student Financial Service Center to create and enhance the culture of philanthropy on campus with the goal of helping students understand the significance of contributions to their Michigan Tech experience as needed.

5. Attend advancement and alumni engagement conferences and seminars with the goal of developing and enhancing personal knowledge in fundraising and alumni engagement.

6. Perform other related duties as assigned.

7. Integrate safety practices into daily activities.

8. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Possess a valid driver’s license

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• At least 1 year of fundraising, admissions, banking, management or equivalent experience is required (student employment experience will count).

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Experience in higher education
• Knowledge of fundraising in a university advancement environment
• Understanding of alumni engagement
• Experience with Michigan Tech

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Willingness for frequent travel that may range between 25% and 75% of the position on any given month.
• Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, oral, written skills with a strong service orientation.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, coordinate, prioritize and direct multiple projects and activities with varied deadlines while multi-tasking in a fast-paced travel environment.
• Demonstrated ability to be a strategic and innovative thinker and effective in moving projects/assignments along.
• A self-starter with strong organizational abilities, integrity and confidence.
• Team player with the ability to work in a cooperative/dynamic environment (e.g. with administrators, staff, faculty, and students) and external community (e.g. with business leaders, donors, and volunteers) environment.
• Ability to analyze and interpret data and make strategic business decisions.
• Ability to keep matters highly confidential and demonstrate honesty at all times.
• Must be highly proficient with the Microsoft software suite, including Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The work environment is that of a typical office and or classroom setting.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required training; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:
● Employee Departmental Safety Overview
● Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
● Annual Data Security Training

Background Check: Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 16246
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 09/08/2016
External Posting Date 09/08/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
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  1. Resume
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