Senior Director of Development

We're hiring a Senior Director of Development! This is a career, 100% time appointment eligible for full university benefits:

Under the general direction of the Senior Director of Major Gifts and in consultation with Academic Leadership, the Senior Director of Development serves in a lead role to plan strategically, develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate a major donor fund-raising program to secure and increase philanthropic support from individuals, corporations, and foundations for the initiative/divisional priorities as determined by the Academic Leader and the Associate Vice Chancellor, Philanthropy. 

The Senior Director's major responsibilities will include managing the university's relationship with current donors and prospective donors who give or are capable of giving at the $250,000 level or above. The Senior Director will prepare a strategic plan to develop and implement all components of a major gifts program with specific emphasis on initiating a plan to identify and qualify new prospects. 

The Senior Director will design and implement comprehensive strategies to identify, cultivate, and steward the highest capacity individuals, build engagement of these individuals, create gift opportunities based on initiative/divisional priorities, formulate and coordinate fundraising strategies, and determine appropriate stewardship plans for significant donors. 

The Senior Director will involve the trustees, other high-level volunteers, and academic leaders in connecting these donors to deepen their interest and involvement. The Senior Director will consult with the Senior Director of Major Gifts to develop and implement donor strategy. 

The Senior Director may supervise development staff, which could include Directors, Regional and/or Associate and/or Assistant Directors of Development and a Development Administrative Assistant.  

The Initial Review Date (IRD) is 06/27/19. All applications received by the IRD are guaranteed consideration by the hiring unit. Application materials received after the IRD will only be forwarded to the unit upon their request. For a complete list of qualifications/competencies, use this quick link to access the job posting.

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