Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Director Of Development (SDD) for the Rutgers University Foundation. As a senior fundraising professional reporting to the Associate Vice President for Advancement at the School of Arts and Sciences and managing three Directors of Development (DODs), the SDD begins his/her tenure at a time of great enthusiasm and exciting growth for the future in the anticipation of a multi-billion dollar University-wide campaign. The new SDD harnesses the success and momentum of these milestones to garner new levels of philanthropic support and strategic partnerships for the School.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Works closely with the AVP, and is a proactive leader, providing mentorship and direction to a staff of three frontline fundraisers while simultaneously planning with the AVP for expansion in the coming years.
In addition to managing their own pool of prospects, the SDD supports the academic dean in the area of life sciences, which includes Cell Biology & Neuroscience; Kinesiology and Health; Genetics; and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry to name a few.
Translates research and technical subject matters to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.
Plays an important role in enhancing the School's existing development efforts, focusing on relationship-driven donor cultivation while seeking innovative new opportunities and partnerships.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A minimum of 7 years of experience with proven success in fundraising and engagement.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Solid record of success in identifying donors and long-standing partnerships, particularly with high-profile individuals, corporations and foundations.
Proven track record of fundraising, communications, and development of support materials for unique and distinguished academic, research, or conservation programs;
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and will have the charisma and intellectual curiosity to partner with academic leaders and faculty members working on new programs and research.
Impeccable verbal and written communication skills
An accessible and collegial leadership style is a prerequisite, as is the creativity and energy to convince and persuade varying constituencies of new ideas and directions.
Demonstrated personal interest in and affinity for SAS's specialties in life sciences. A B.A./B.S. in a related field is preferable.
The ability to quickly gain substantive knowledge and comprehension of scientific programs, projects, and activities to effectively present potential giving opportunities to prospective donors.
Experience in non-constituent relations and outreach, especially proven success with corporate and foundation partners. The maturity, judgment, and respect requisite to intelligently engage with leaders of corporations and industries.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The ability to travel and work during evenings and weekends as needed.
Posting Number: 19ST1818
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 87156
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.