Reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Annual Fund Programs in the Office of Alumni and Development, the Assistant Director, Direct Marketing is an important member of the Annual Fund Programs team.
The Assistant Director leads in the planning, implementation, and management of annual fund solicitations for various schools and/or programs and manages direct mail, e-mail, and call center project strategies, implementation, and analysis including editing written copy and reviewing live proofs for other projects within Annual Fund Programs. Works with multiple internal constituents and manages vendors as direct marketing projects are brought to completion. Projects may involve copy writing for print, web, and phone, in addition to start-to-finish execution of given projects or coordination and oversight of a defined aspect of a project, depending on the needs of the office at the time.
Ability to travel on occasion required. Proficient in Microsoft Office required.
The ideal candidate will be deadline-driven with strong writing skills and an intense attention to detail. In addition, this individual will be proactive in client and vendor management, anticipating problems that may arise and quickly and independently resolving unforeseen situations along the way. Demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure, fast-paced environment. Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including: project management, teamwork, analytical thinking and client/customer awareness. Must possess the ability to work with changing priorities and multiple projects. Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including a high level of attention to detail and active listening skills. Must be able to problem-solve and troubleshoot, in addition to the ability to work independently in a dynamic team environment. Demonstrated ability to effectively partner with a diverse group of administrators and academic leaders. Must be able to negotiate issues, resolve problems and have strong influencing skills.
The successful candidate must be a strategic thinker, effective in moving strategic agendas, ensure the utmost discretion in all matters, as well as possess an ability to work well with all levels of management, both internally and externally, be flexible in nature, have a sound judgment with a collaborative style that fosters teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization. Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.
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