Director, Cavanaugh Council & President's Circle Program
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Director, Cavanaugh Council & President's Circle Program.
Applications will be accepted until 1/24/2020.
The Director of the Cavanaugh Council and President's Circle program is a dynamic leader who directs all aspects of the University's highest-level annual giving program. In this role, you will provide strategic leadership to a growing team, increase membership of these key programs, and deliver the highest level of stewardship, engagement, and service to our benefactors.
The University's premier annual giving program is currently 770 members strong, who collectively contribute $23 million of unrestricted gifts per year. The focus of this position is to increase the membership to 1,100 in 3+ years and annual gift revenue to $30 million. You will be expected to represent the University of Notre Dame, the Office of the President, and Development with an unparalleled level of integrity, thoughtfulness, and poise. Oversight for this position and program is provided by the Associate Vice President for Development.
Why You Will Love This Role:
If you are passionate about supporting and growing the mission of Notre Dame, this may be the perfect role. You will continue to grow your leadership skills, and work on multiple projects simultaneously. Collaborating with many Development and University teams will bring you deep insight into the entire organization. You will enjoy being a trusted public representative of the university, and are motivated by concrete goals. In this role, you will be challenged to successfully navigate a sea of details, and will use your analytic skills to find new opportunities that will engage and inspire current and future members. Your creative intellect will be exercised in all endeavors.
Core Responsibilities and Goals For This Role:
Grow Membership of the Cavanaugh Council and President's Circle:
Achieve transformational annual growth goal of $30M in gift revenue by the end of fiscal year 2023.
Innovate new engagement strategies to drive membership growth to 1,100 members by 2023.
Achieve and maintain an annual membership retention rate of 90%.
Oversee tracking of all gift data.
Co-lead the launch of the new $100,000 annual giving program Friends of Ted and Ned with the Director of Giving Society Marketing.
Lead, manage, and develop a team of three associate directors.
Hire an additional associate director to grow the staff to four within two years.
Create a culture of leadership in excellence, mission, teamwork, accountability and integrity recognizing that the work of this program reflects directly on the Office of the President.
Promote the President's Circle and Cavanaugh Council of the President's Circle via correspondence, personal visits, conference calls, engagement events, annual reports, storytelling materials.
Provide unparalleled donor experience:
Create and deliver value for members through high-touch donor service, stewardship and engagement in collaboration with the President's Office.
Deliver an unsurpassed member experience including engagement with University leadership, high-ranking members of the United States government and other world leaders at biennial symposium on national and global affairs event in Washington, D.C.
Communicate the impact of member support on Notre Dame's mission in a consistent, compelling and dynamic fashion.
Provide leadership for the solicitation of renewal gifts from current members and from prospective members via primary fundraisers and directly as appropriate.
Lead ongoing training and education of staff about each leadership program.
Partner with the senior leadership of Development, especially the senior regional directors, to implement growth, retention and engagement strategies across all areas of the development department.
Strategically align the Cavanaugh Council and President's Circle program with other development programs to deliver a seamless donor experience thereby deepening donor engagement and increasing both restricted and unrestricted philanthropy.
Manage program operating budget and work closely with the Senior Director of Financial Administration and Strategy to maximize return on investment.
Leverage member underwriting of events to increase budget impact.
Work closely with the Office of the President, Budget Office and Academic Advancement directors on the annual allocation process.
5 years of experience.
Ability to understand and represent the University of Notre Dame in a manner consistent with our mission, vision, and values.
Comfortable addressing and navigating interpersonal situations requiring tact and diplomacy with external constituents that will reflect positively on the Presidents Office and the University.
Exceptional project management skills.
Ability to clearly articulate and demonstrate the value of these programs to front-line fundraisers and others; ability to engage and influence them to promote and share with potential donors and benefactors.
Capacity to lead, evidenced by team, project, or other leadership experiences (formal or informal).
Strong attention to detail.
Experience working toward specific, concrete goals; preferable experience working in a goal-driven environment.
Strong writing and verbal communication skills, including excellent listening skills.
Ability to use data to track, evaluate, and to find opportunities; able to ask good questions to find relevant information from data.
Experience with cross-team or department collaboration; consistent mindset of helping them reach their goals.
Ability to recruit and develop talent.
Experience with special events may be helpful.
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual 'Great Colleges to Work For' survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S20021. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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