Director of Development 4220BR University Development and Engagement Development and Alumni Relations
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function: Development and Alumni RelationsWage Band: 120A
Department/College Description The Division of Development and Alumni Relations is dedicated to advancing the mission and vision of RIT. Strategically critical to achieving the universitys goals, the Division of Development and Alumni Relations nurtures lifelong, mutually beneficial relationships with alumni, parents, friends, faculty/staff and organizations resulting in deeper connections, greater volunteer engagement and increased philanthropic support. We are a team-oriented, highly collaborative Division working with all areas of the university to maximize fundraising opportunities and alumni involvement.
Rochester Institute of Technologys Division of Development and Alumni Relation has the following openings:Director of Development for colleges of Science AND Health Science and TechnologyDirector of Development for Major Gifts and Scholarships
The Director of Development works closely with the university senior administrators, department leadership and faculty to raise the necessary support for identified priorities. He/she manages a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects, creates fund raising strategies for all prospects, develops relationships with donors, solicits major gifts above the $100,000 level and coordinates effective donor stewardship. The Director cultivates relationships with alumni, parents and other friends and collaborates with the Planned Giving team and the Corporate and Foundation Relations team to encourage donors to support RIT initiatives. The Director of Development reports to the Senior Director of Development and works with the Institute-wide development team on behalf of RIT.
Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects
Develop and cultivate relationships with donors
Create fund raising strategies for those prospects
Solicit gifts in the $100,000 plus range and steward donors to the university
Work in collaboration with university staff to cultivate relationships
Director of Development for the colleges of Science and Health Sciences and Technology. The Director of Development has responsibility for developing and executing the fundraising strategies for the specific campaign priorities in conjunction with the dean and faculty of the college and the associate provost and director and faculty of the institute. The College of Science was among the first colleges to offer undergraduates hands-on research work in the applications of science and mathematics. The College of Health Sciences and Technology is RITs ninth and newest college and is part of the larger Institute of Health Sciences and Technology and the IHST Research Center and Outreach Center. CHST focuses on educating future healthcare professionals and applying new technologies in the health care delivery.
Director of Development for Major Gifts and Scholarships. The Director of Development has responsibility for development and executing the fundraising strategies for campaign priorities related to broadly-based university programs with a special emphasis on general undergraduate scholarships and graduate aid. Fundraising for major gifts and scholarships helps to address the universitys greatest needs and strategic initiatives necessary to fulfill the universitys mission.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Education Requirements: Bachelors degree
Minimum of 5 years of successful major gift fundraising or customer-centered constituent engagement or marketing/sales experience
High degree of computer literacy
Willingness to travel
Sophisticated interpersonal skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
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Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References
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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
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