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Director of Development, Scholarships & Student Support Initiatives
Development - Scholarships & Student Support Initiatives
Working Title : Director of Development, Scholarships & Student Support Initiatives
Department : Development - Scholarships & Student Support Initiatives
Reports To : Exec. Dir., of Development, Scholarships & Student Support Initiatives
Supervises : Support Staff
Salary : $78,700 - $100,000
Payroll Classification: ADVANCEMENT OFFICER III
Req Nbr : 25432

Position Summary
The Director of Development, Scholarships and Student Support Initiatives, will report to the Executive Director, Scholarship and Student Support Initiatives, and be responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts ($100,000+) to the Financial Aid Office and campus-wide schools/colleges/units.

Primary Responsibilities
The Director of Development, Scholarships and Student Support Initiatives, will serve as a resource to campus-wide development staff, collaborating with Planned Giving, Corporate and Foundational Giving, Regional Giving, and Campus-Wide development professionals to enhance the pool of major donor prospects.

Qualifications
1. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience, with a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education, or equivalent experience in marketing, sales or related field.

2. Proven management skills and the ability to effectively evaluate, prioritize and develop individuals of all stages in a portfolio.

3. Proven skills in developing sophisticated strategies in planning, implementing and administering complex major gift solicitations.

4. Ability to work harmoniously with volunteers, academic leaders, faculty, and other development staff toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals.

5. Effective written communication skills necessary to write and edit letters, memos, reports, discussion documents, proposals and other solicitation materials.

6. Strong verbal communication skills to articulate the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus and make persuasive oral presentations.

7. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs.

8. Ability to establish priorities, exercise initiative, work proactively, and accept responsibility in completing work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

9. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

10. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite of applications is preferred as is familiarity with other applications, programs and databases as needed with a willingness to learn new technologies.

11. Some travel required with ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

12. Bachelor's degree is strongly preferred.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

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Position Summary
The Director of Development, Scholarships and Student Support Initiatives, will report to the Executive Director, Scholarship and Student Support Initiatives, and be responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts ($100,000+) to the Financial Aid Office and campus-wide schools/colleges/units.

Primary Responsibilities
The Director of Development, Scholarships and Student Support Initiatives, will serve as a resource to campus-wide development staff, collaborating with Planned Giving, Corporate and Foundational Giving, Regional Giving, and Campus-Wide development professionals to enhance the pool of major donor prospects.

Qualifications
1. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience, with a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education, or equivalent experience in marketing, sales or related field.

2. Proven management skills and the ability to effectively evaluate, prioritize and develop individuals of all stages in a portfolio.

3. Proven skills in developing sophisticated strategies in planning, implementing and administering complex major gift solicitations.

4. Ability to work harmoniously with volunteers, academic leaders, faculty, and other development staff toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals.

5. Effective written communication skills necessary to write and edit letters, memos, reports, discussion documents, proposals and other solicitation materials.

6. Strong verbal communication skills to articulate the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus and make persuasive oral presentations.

7. Strong ability to recruit, orient, train, organize, motivate and evaluate staff and volunteers who support development goals and programs.

8. Ability to establish priorities, exercise initiative, work proactively, and accept responsibility in completing work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

9. Experience conceptualizing, planning and implementing special events.

10. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite of applications is preferred as is familiarity with other applications, programs and databases as needed with a willingness to learn new technologies.

11. Some travel required with ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

12. Bachelor's degree is strongly preferred.

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.