The associate director, major and planned giving assumes responsibility for developing, cultivating and leading solicitation efforts for donors with the capacity for making philanthropic gifts $50,000+. The associate director will work closely with deans, division directors, board members, faculty and advancement staff to conceive, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive development and constituent relations programs in support of identified university funding priorities. They will perform all duties in full support of the university’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the university’s students.
Located just 15 miles north of Boston, Salem State University is one of the largest state universities in Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater Boston region. Nearly 85 percent of our 68,000 alumni live and work in Massachusetts, helping to strengthen their communities and doing their part to bolster the state economy.
The Office of Institutional Advancement’s core purpose is to provide meaningful engagement to secure resources in support of the university’s mission. Our team members are driven by our desire to match donor passion with our dynamic university needs. This position offers the right individual an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and growing fundraising team.
Minimum five years’ experience fundraising with leadership and/or major gifts
Experience translating complex concepts into persuasive development proposals
Experience with and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and volunteers
Experience with development and alumni databases, preferably with Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge
Experience working independently, as well as on a team
Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver's license with an insurable driving history as determined by Salem State’s insurance carrier.
Eight years or more of experience fundraising with leadership and/or major gifts
Superior written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to articulate a compelling case for philanthropic support programs, both verbally and in writing
Possess sound judgment and the ability to analyze problems quickly and accurately, in order to develop practical and effective solutions to solve a variety of problems
Be highly organized, detail oriented and able to manage details
Ability to complete projects by enlisting the cooperation of others
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.
Availability to work evening or weekend hours, and travel as necessary.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.
This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.
EEO Statement: Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time. Once a position is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.