Executive Director, Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration
PAE-University Development - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20001763)
Position Description in Summary The Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement (PAE) cultivates relationships with contributors, alumni, and other constituents on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, generating support for teaching, research, and care. As the hub for development and alumni relations efforts, PAE contributes to a bold, vibrant, and diverse academic community.
The primary focus with PAE is:
* Philanthropy to the University and UPMC, which drives innovation and enhances opportunities for students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians.
* Alumni relationships, expressed across a community of 318,000 alumni spanning the globe.
This purposeful, collaborative work--supported by donor engagement and giving--ensures that Pitt and UPMC grow stronger each year, benefitting this community, the region, and the wider world. This position within PAE is a senior fundraising and administrative position responsible for all fundraising activities for the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business (KATZ) and College of Business Administration (CBA). The Executive Director (ED) will function within University-wide development and alumni relations leveraging central resources and collaboration. The ED will report to the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Individual Giving Schools and Centers--and indirectly to the Dean of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration.
In addition to being the chief development officer for the schools, responsibilities include the development and implementation of strategies to generate individual, corporate, and foundation support. Supervision of all development staff in KATZ and CBA. Serves as chief advisor to dean. The ED must possess and demonstrate a track record of success in closing six and seven figure gifts; initiative and leadership; superior oral and written skills with an ability to persuade; strong organizational and management skills; and an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends. Knowledge of and experience working in the higher education environment and the ability to translate that mission in ways that engage and inspire donors and alumni is essential. This position requires regular travel and occasional evening and weekend work.
Bachelor's required; Master's preferred. A minimum of ten years of major gifts fundraising, with minimum of three years of experience within an academic setting, preferably within a doctoral granting institution and in positions of increasing responsibility. Track record in fund raising management, major gift solicitation, planned giving and volunteer management.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Development V
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 10+ years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: TBD Based on qaulifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20001763
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.