The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Director, Regional Development.
Applications will be accepted until 7/4/2021.
Our mission is to unlock the grace of giving in advancing Notre Dame's mission. We value trust, transparency, teamwork, driving change, feedback and fun. If you are ready to embrace each day, knowing that your work advances the mission of Notre Dame to make a positive, lasting impact in the world, then you have found the best role you will ever have.
Located on the beautiful campus of Notre Dame, this role serves as a front-line fundraiser supporting the University's development efforts. You will build meaningful, long-term relationships with benefactors within a designated region of the United States. Using your proven relationship skills, you will also work closely with academic leaders and Development Department colleagues to identify, cultivate, steward and secure leadership-level philanthropic gifts to support the University's priorities.
Why this team? Why now?
You currently enjoy the career you've worked so diligently to build, but may be wondering what is it all for? and what is the lasting impact of my work? If you are ready to parlay your hard-won skills and success toward making a more meaningful impact on the world, now more than ever, you would love this role helping Notre Dame do exactly that.
If you are seeking a role in which relationships are the core, unchanging priority - this is the perfect place to be. In this role, relationships begin with listening and understanding what the benefactor tells you is most important in their lives. With their passions as your guide, you will bring the benefactor into a closer, more personal relationship with Notre Dame, culminating in significant support of that area of the University that aligns with his or her most closely held interests.
You will travel to your designated region to meet benefactors, getting to know and understand them, their families, and their world view at a very intimate level. You will also develop close relationships with the smart, dedicated colleagues all around you, making this a truly great place to work. Though travel is very light at this time due to current events, we expect to resume regular travel once it is safe to do so. In the meantime, you will still be able to build connections in myriad creative and meaningful ways.
If you feel a close connection to Notre Dame - the mission, the people, the campus, and the impact that we make together - this will be the best place you ever call home.
What are the goals of this role?
Identification, cultivation and solicitation that joins together the philanthropic interests of donors with the priorities and needs of the University.
Develop significant long-term relationships with current and future benefactors whose resources will be integral to supporting the mission of Notre Dame.
Establish and maintain a rapport with each benefactor and encourage, support and sustain the benefactor's philanthropic relationship with Notre Dame.
Attend a significant number of regional and campus events as a representative of the University. Travel, evening, and weekend activity is routine. Most events are currently virtual or limited, and we look forward to welcoming our benefactors, families, and guests back to campus as soon as it is safe to do so.
Promote teamwork within your region and across the Development Department, working as a true partner to match each donor's vision with the needs of the University.
Our mission is to be a Force for Good in the world, and that means supporting your goals, too! Whatever matters most to you, from childcare to tuition to retirement, the University of Notre Dame offers an amazing array of benefits to support and enhance wherever you are in life. To learn more, visit Our Benefits Page!
5 + years of professional work experience.
Demonstrated track record of closing complex agreements, including interaction with C-suite level of clients or benefactors; or, demonstrated success in cultivating and soliciting significant gifts.
Comfortable and effective in dealing with high net worth individuals as demonstrated by success in roles with this type of exposure and experience.
Ability to easily develop rapport with and networks of leadership-level benefactors.
Excellent critical listening skills, including the ability to ask relevant questions at the right time.
Effective at establishing collegial working relationships within the department and across campus.
Demonstrated superb oral and written communications skills.
Proven ability to set priorities and map direction on concurrent fronts.
Strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills; typically evidenced by experience with complex projects from concept to execution.
Strategic mindset: ability to be forward-thinking and to create long-term relationships for maximum gifts, rather than focusing on single transactions.
Willingness and ability to learn relevant tax and estate law and planned giving mechanisms.
Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% to your designated region. You own and manage your travel dates to accommodate your priorities. Travel is very light at this time due to safety concerns; we expect to resume regular travel once it is safe to do.
Ability and willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings, especially during football season and during special events.
Because of the nature of this position, certain additional qualities will be key to the success of the individual in this role. They include:
Deep commitment to Notre Dames mission and core values.
Ability to inspire and engender a passion for Notre Dame.
Unparalleled personal integrity.
Outcomes-oriented work style.
Optimistic and empowered attitude.
Creative and entrepreneurial mind set.
Intellectual curiosity in a wide range of interests related to the dimensions of an academic institution like Notre Dame.
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 # S21462. 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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