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Director, University Development

Manages the University's fundraising efforts. Responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive and aggressive program to generate annual gifts from alumni, parents, faculty/staff, businesses and other constituencies. Supervises the Assistant Director of Donor Services & Scholarships, Coordinator of Donor Data and Research, Assistant Director of Annual Fund, and other support staff. Reports directly to the Vice President for University Advancement and Public Affairs.


Plans and implements a comprehensive annual fundraising campaign. Oversees all direct mail, telephone, and email appeals as well as the budgeting process for accounts. Responsible with the Coordinator of Donor Data and Research in compiling and maintaining accurate and current information on donors and prospective donors. Supervises the Assistant Director of Donor Services & Scholarships in scholarship management and providing cultivation and donor recognition efforts university-wide.

Physical Condition

Requires proven experience in fund-raising and development, preferably at a four-year college or university or with an organization that conducts annual campaigns. Should have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in direct mail solicitation, telephone solicitation and securing gifts. Management experience preferred.


Should possess a thorough knowledge of annual giving practices and of relevant state and federal laws regulating charitable giving. Must also have a good knowledge of standard office practices, personnel management, and budgeting. Proficient in the use of personal computers and standard office software programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge software strongly desired.


Bachelor's degree is required, CFRE and/or advanced degree(s) preferred.

Additional Requirements

Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. Strong written and verbal skills; excellent administrative, organizational and strategic planning skills; and the ability to understand and interpret pertinent policies and procedures clearly and accurately. Requires strong leadership, communication and people skills with the ability to work as a team member. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive (Mod) and requires a criminal background check.

Last Updated 04-30-2018