The Director of
Development provides leadership and management of the direction,
planning, and execution of fundraising and development related
activities for the university.
This will include, but is not limited to, major gift fundraising,
serving as a liaison for multidisciplinary development efforts as well
as supervising professional development staff and volunteers.
Five years of full
time, progressively responsible fundraising experience, including
three years of major gift ($25,000 and above) fundraising experience.
success and evidence of ability to plan and execute a fund drive.
organizational and time management skills.
supervision of professional level staff with leadership, management,
and administrative skills that motivate and build professional support
communication skills including ability to write and speak persuasively
about the institution.
work evenings and weekends, to travel, and must have a valid driverís
alumni/donor database applications.
knowledge of planned giving.
with institutions of higher education.
success in activities to coordinate, attract, and close major gift
funding support for a university or other large non-profit
organization, including face-to-face solicitation of gifts of $100,000
senior leadership with strategic, policy, and budget planning
experience in complex organizations.
Typical Duties Include:
implementing strategic plans for the University department or unit.
leadership and guidance for the office's professional and support
personnel; planning and administering the unit's annual operating
developing and executing strategies for obtaining private donations;
identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects
(individuals, corporations and foundations).
stewardship in recognition of donor philanthropy.
utilizing resources including volunteers, faculty, staff, publications
and the internet to identify linkage, ability and interest of major
systematic efforts to identify, solicit, steward, maintain and upgrade
annual giving donors.
on-going promotion of planned giving opportunities; overseeing,
managing and/or planning advancement events.
the Foundation staff in completing gift arrangements which require tax
or estate planning.
and special campaigns, corporate and foundation support, major and
leadership for all external relationship building with a variety of
constituencies; working with volunteers and others to identify
linkage, ability and interest of major gift prospects; assisting
academic leadership in non-duplicative efforts to identify sources and
prepare proposals to government, corporations, foundations and private
Leading the strategic
planning for communication activities that support relationships
between the university and its external constituents, such as
trustees, alumni, parents, donors, and friends which support private
giving to the university.