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The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is looking for a Development and Special Events Coordinator
As part of a team of experienced fundraisers, the Associate Director, Individual and Planned Giving reports to the Director of Development and manages the identification, cultivation and solicitation of assigned prospects with the giving ability of $50,000 and above. Incumbent is responsible for designing, planning and implementing an individual giving plan (significant annual and major gifts)that proactively extends the reach of Morris Arboretum to expand the Arboretum’s prospect base and build the donor pipeline. In addition, the Associate Director will actively participate in the growth of the Morris Arboretum’s Planned Giving program, including comprehensive analysis of the current program and strategic plan for significant growth in next 5 years. This position requires the willingness and ability to frequently travel within region; and the ability to work some evenings and occasional weekends.
The Associate Director is responsible for a wide range of fundraising activities, including but not limited to, the following:
Maintain approximately 200 prospects and an active schedule of solicitations with assigned prospects; must have understanding of prospect and volunteer management. Establish and meet mutually agreed upon annual goals for dollars raised, visits made to donors and prospects and number of new planned giving donors. Develop strategy and conduct cultivation and stewardship visits to prospects with giving ability of $50,000 or more. Manage Tribute and Memorial Gift efforts. Coordinate cultivation events and programs specific to areas of responsibility. Develop and support a network of volunteers to assist Morris Arboretum in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding prospects. Identify new prospective high-end annual, major gift and planned giving donors and develop long range plans for their involvement with the Morris Arboretum. Responsible for assuring that pertinent information and contacts for assigned prospects are properly recorded in institutional database. Collaborate with other fundraisers in the department and across the University in the overall relationship building of prospects with the Arboretum.
Requires Bachelor's degree and 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in institutional development with emphasis on major and planned gifts from individuals and organizations, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to function with a high degree of independence with assigned group of prospects, yet interact collaboratively with colleagues across the organization, participating in and contributing to total team effort. Experience successfully soliciting and closing gifts of $100,000 to over $1,000,000 and in securing planned gifts of all sizes. Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Local and regional travel, some evening/weekend work and valid driver's license required. Entrepreneurial inclination and capacity for hard work within strategic and very goal-oriented environment. Familiarity with database manipulation and other computer software, preferably Microsoft Office. Understanding of PENN/higher education environment and mission preferred.
Education Level: College diploma required
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Do you like gardening and getting your hands dirty? Would you like to learn more about the gardens of the Morris Arboretum? Then being a horticulture volunteer just might be the task for you! Each week our dedicated volunteers rotate throughout the entire Arboretum working in a variety of terrains. Together they tackle a number of physical garden tasks such as weeding, mulching, pruning or invasive plant removal under the supervision of the Arboretum horticulture staff. Our current program runs one weekday morning a week, but we are hoping to expand to include other weekdays as well. Previous gardening experience is helpful, but not required.
For more information please contact Pam Morris Olshefski, Curatorial Assistant, at email@example.com or call 215.247.5777 ext.188.