Position Number 132742
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Classification Title Director Of Development
Does this position accept online applications? Yes
Division: Chancellor's Division
Job Category Non-Faculty (EPA)
Posting Information: The Director of Development is a non-faculty, EPA direct fundraising position that reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs.
This position is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for an assigned group of prospects, including individuals and corporations/foundations, with a focus on major gift activity; identification and qualification of new prospects; serving as manager for assigned fundraising projects; and serving as principal development office contact for the Honors College, Graduate School, Hunter Library, and other units as assigned.
In collaboration and coordination with the Office of Development staff, this position is responsible for providing leadership, management, and strategic direction for assigned prospects and projects in line with the University's comprehensive fund-raising program and overall University development priorities and policies. Under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs, this position will assist in providing overall development leadership and counsel to faculty/staff leaders of the assigned college or unit as they develop and execute unit-specific fundraising plans. The position will undertake other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs.
The Director of Development will be an accomplished fund-raising professional who understands the nature and purpose of public higher education and who has: extensive, successful experience in fund-raising at progressively higher levels; strong interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills reflected in an ability to work effectively with senior management personnel, professional colleagues, and prospects in a team-oriented environment; a high energy level and commitment to professional growth and responsibilities, unquestioned integrity and fiscal accountability, and ability to plan and achieve long and short-term fund-raising goals; exceptional written and oral communication skills. A working knowledge of the fundamentals of gift planning is preferred.
- Establish and maintain relationships with an active list of 225-250 prospective donors
- Develop and implement comprehensive strategies for assigned major gift prospects
- Serve as the primary development office liaison for all assigned college(s), unit(s), and projects to identify major gift prospects and develop appropriate solicitation strategies to secure support for priority initiatives and needs
- Prepare donor proposals and gift agreements, as necessary
- Create and file contact reports, in accordance with office policy, to track moves with assigned prospects
- Identify and develop plans for new fundraising initiatives
- Attend departmental, college and university alumni and development functions as appropriate
- Perform evening and weekend work as appropriate, and travel, occasionally overnight, as needed
- Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Competencies:
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required. Masters preferred. CFRE a plus.
Experience: The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years experience in fundraising in a higher education setting that includes successful closure of significant individual and/or corporate/foundation gifts.
Preference will be given to those applicants with the following training and experience: Masters preferred. CFRE a plus.
Salary Range (displays in advertisement)
(SPA Banded positions only)
Applicant Pool: All Applicants
Department Office, Assoc VC, Development - 140100
Job Open Date 06-25-2013
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants To be considered, you must apply online. Attach a cover letter, a current resume, and a list of references with complete contact information to complete the application.
For questions or more information, please contact Jim Miller, Associate Vice Chancellor, Development and Alumni Affairs at 828-227-3037 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WCU is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution (http://www.wcu.edu/28762.asp). Final candidates for employment will be subject to criminal background checks. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
An official set of transcripts must be sent to Human Resources within 30 days of hire. Degrees must have been awarded by a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at http://www.wcu.edu/5061.asp or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301).. The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.
Additional Comments: The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at http://www.wcu.edu/5061.asp or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301).. The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.
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