Dir, Development Sr

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*This is an Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid a salary on a monthly basis and are not eligible to receive overtime pay.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Plans, directs and coordinates fund raising activities and provides strategic planning for a major unit/school of the organization. Activities will consist primarily of seeking major gifts from alumni, non-alumni individuals, corporations and foundations in support of students, faculty, programs, and facilities. Oversees the development process including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Builds relationships among prospective donors and volunteers to support programs and priorities; visits donors and prospects asking for contributions. Builds relationships with faculty and leadership to assist in presenting needs to prospective donors. Directs events or receptions to maintain current and cultivate potential donors. Develops short and long-term goals and objectives. Designs specific fundraising campaigns within identified framework. Interprets faculty needs internally and externally to request clearance, determine fundraising plan and increase support. Identifies foundation support and directs grant writing proposals. Aids faculty and staff in preparing proposals. Prepares supportive materials, reports, and plans. Plans and directs communication methodologies and oversees the development of written materials, videotapes, and informational workshops. Reviews and identifies need for brochure updates and changes. Coordinates public relations, the generation of departmental budgets, and publications/proposals. Assists in developing and interpreting priorities of deans and faculty, and represents concerns of staff to appropriate personnel. Supervises clerical and professional staff. Oversees and ensures timely correspondence and maintenance of files in order to keep donors and others informed. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree. Seven years experience in higher education, development, fund raising or equivalent experience in a non-profit institution. Effective written and oral presentation skills.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.


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