Director of Advancement, COS & CHST 5598BR University Advancement Development
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Department/College Description In the Division of University Advancement at RIT, we are dedicated to advancing this mission by fostering deep and meaningful connections with alumni, parents, friends, and organizations with the goal of increasing the resources available to the university through greater volunteer engagement and increased philanthropic support. As Advancement professionals, we seek support from a variety of investors to ensure a life-transforming RIT education is accessible to the talented students who seek to join us. We collaborate with the RIT community to lead with premier faculty, grow student research opportunities, expand experiential education, build innovative maker and learning facilities and improve the world through research and discovery.
University Advancement has an opening for a Director of Advancement for the College of Science and for the College of Health Sciences and Technology. The Director of Advancement is responsible for developing and executing the fundraising strategies for the specific campaign priorities in conjunction with the deans and faculty of the COS and CHST colleges and the leadership of the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology. The Director supervises an Associate Director of Advancement.
College of Science Highlights:
Research Leader: The College of Science received $15M in research grants in the 2019-2020 academic year alonethe most research dollars of any college at RIT.
Imaging Science: RIT had the first imaging science program in the U.S. and currently the only formal imaging science BS program in the nation.
Ph.D. Programs: The College of Science has 4 Ph.D. programshalf of all RIT Ph.D. programs.
Women in Science (WISe): Women in Science is a program that works to support its women faculty and students through outreach events that inspire future generations of women scientists.
Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation: A research center dedicated to astrophysics, gravitational wave physics, its connection to experiments and observations, and high-performance computation and scientific visualization.
College of Health Sciences and Technology Highlights:
Rochester Regional Health Alliance: In 2008, Rochester Institute of Technology formed a strategic alliance with Rochester General Health System.
Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition: The Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition is dedicated to researching and addressing todays critical health issues including obesity, sedentary lifestyles, smoking, and other risky behaviors.
Physician Assistant Degree: RIT offers both undergraduate and masters degrees for Physician Assistants.
High-tech Laboratories: The College of Health Sciences and Technology facilities provide a comprehensive environment to support academic, community, and career-training programs in the emerging life and medical sciences
Detailed Job Description Please note: Travel required; some evenings and weekends may be required The Director of Advancement works closely with the university senior administrators, department leadership and faculty to raise the necessary support for identified priorities. Manages a portfolio of approximately 80-100 prospects, creates fundraising 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, companies and other friends and collaborates with the teams in planned giving, principal giving, alumni relations, regional advancement, parent engagement, and corporate and foundation relations to encourage donors to support RIT initiatives. The Director of Advancement supervises an Assistant Director of Advancement and works with the Institute-wide Advancement team on behalf of RIT. The Director reports to the Assistant Vice President for College Advancement. The Director of Advancement is expected to work collaboratively and constantly seek ways to increase effectiveness and efficiency to reach yearly metrics.
Develop an understanding of the educational, research, operational, and financial needs and goals of their assigned College(s).
Closely collaborate with deans and other academic leaders to identify fundraising priorities in assigned College(s), develop the case for support, and articulate those priorities internally and externally.
Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward leadership annual gift and major gift donors and prospects in coordination with faculty, staff, and volunteers through the proper clearance process.
Manage a portfolio of approximately 80-100 prospects, creating fundraising strategies for those prospects, and regularly solicit gifts of $100,000 or more. Significant proposal facilitation with other advancement officers is also expected.
Supervise a staff focused on producing high annual and major gifts; measure and monitor activity and progress. Guide and motivate staff to perform at their highest level and to advance their career aspirations.
Assist in planning, coordinating, and directing special events for donors and prospects.
Make appropriate use of time and resources; plan travel efficiently; continuously update the prospect management database with information related to donor strategies, proposals, contacts, and results.
Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President for College Advancement.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of 7 years of successful major gift fundraising or customer-centered constituent engagement or marketing/sales experience
High degree of computer literacy; interest and aptitude in learning more about management information systems
Ability to manage complex projects and to effectively manage detail
Sophisticated interpersonal skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
PLEASE NOTE: The individual hired for this position will be required to have a pre-employment Motor Vehicle check, and the Motor Vehicle Report must clear RIT's Safe Driving Policy (please refer to page 4)
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
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.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
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