This position will have primary responsibilities for building, managing and providing strategic direction for a development program to fulfill priorities of the College of Arts & Sciences. This position will also provide oversight and direction for the Asst/Assoc. Director of Development for the College of Arts & Sciences.
Primary Responsibilities :
This position will identify, cultivate, and solicit gifts for the College of Arts & Sciences. Will formulate annual and long term development goals and work with the dean to develop fundraising priorities.
Direct cultivation and solicitation of prospects, including high-level cultivation events; strategic and operational planning for the fundraising program; individual stewardship; manage volunteers, meetings and communications. Schedule and coordinate prospect and donor visits monthly; develop, deliver major gift proposals and analyze major gift program progress and performance; conduct research and collaborate with prospect researchers, appropriate faculty and staff to identify prospects; maintain prospect and donor contact information in the university's fundraising database (Raiser's Edge). Responsible for a minimum of 180 personal visits a year.
Develop an ongoing comprehensive strategy to raise annually a minimum of $2,000,000 in gifts of $50,000 and above (Sr. Director) or a minimum of $1,000,000 in gifts of $25,000 and above (Director).
Communicate to the Dean and AVP for Development through oral and written reports on the progress of fundraising priorities and pertinent donor information.
Advise the Dean on external and development activities and important events and programs to attend; be a highly informed advocate for the college inside and outside of campus.
Provide oversight and direction for the Asst/Assoc. Director of Development for the College of Arts & Sciences.
Participate and/or lead university-wide fundraising initiatives.
Some travel and weekend/evening work will be required. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree and five or more years of related experience are required.
Experience with comprehensive fundraising campaign.
A strong track record of previous successful major gift solicitations ($25,000+) in higher education is preferred.
A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows application is required and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is a plus.
Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently are also required.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Experience: 5 years
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Internal Number: 8476
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