Date Posted: July 21, 2017

Northwestern University Opportunity

Associate Director of Development (Evanston Campus)

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University Opportunity (Job ID 31448):

Northwestern University seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.

Currently, we have a career opportunity as an Associate Director of Development (Evanston Campus).

Alumni Relations and Development at Northwestern University is dedicated to advancing the mission of Northwestern University as a premier research and teaching institution. Guided by the University's strategic priorities, we nurture lifelong, mutually beneficial relationships with alumni, parents, friends, and organizations that result in volunteer engagement and philanthropic support. We seek to employ a diverse range of people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.

Job Summary

As a member of a school/program team, engages in direct external prospect solicitation as well as significant internal project management, such as annual fund marketing efforts, cultivation and engagement events, collaboration with regional major gift officers and proposal writing. Travels to solicit major gifts of $100K - $1M and support the campaign for the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Will interface with the dean, program directors, major gift officers, and faculty. This position serves as a major gift officer supporting Medill.

Specific Responsibilities

Strategic Planning

  • Gathers data, assesses leads, and develops strategies designed to realize the giving potential of individual prospects.

  • Assists with development of annual fund yearly plan.

  • Facilitates or makes solicitations.

  • Ensures effective stewardship.

Prospects & Gifts

  • Develops, plans & implements strategies, goals & approaches to close major gifts.

  • Partners with other areas of development, specifically Major gifts and Reunions teams.

  • Identifies, researches & personally solicits major gifts managing a portfolio of prospects.

  • Recommends changes to enhance innovation, objectives & goals.

  • Requires travel throughout the region or country.

Programs/Events

  • Co-organizes events necessary to the cultivation of school prospects.

Administration

  • Gathers, records and retrieves information about prospects and donors utilizing the University's donor and alumni tracking database, Internet, meetings with development staff, faculty, etc.

  • Prepares contact reports on meetings and interactions with alumni.

Human Resources /Supervision

  • Supervises 1-2 staff &/or provide work direction.

  • Provides training to staff within or outside of immediate dept or division in regard to function.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or appropriate combination of education and experience.

  • 4 or more years of relevant experience.

  • Development, marketing, sales or the equivalent experience is required.

Minimum Competencies

  • Adaptability - Works effectively in a changing environment; adjusts behavior to meet the needs of different people and situations.

  • Communication - Communicates strategically to achieve specific objectives using varied vehicles and opportunities.

  • Critical and analytical thinking - Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Leadership - Inspires people to follow the lead, obtains input from others, facilitates change, inspires confidence and optimism through a clear vision and by personal example.

  • Organization - Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail.

  • Organizational effectiveness - Manages resources (people, funding, material, support) effectively and efficiently to get things done.

  • Problem solving - Formulates realistic plans and contingencies and establishes appropriate measurements of anticipated results.

Working at Northwestern University:

Beyond being a place to learn and grow professionally, Northwestern is an exciting and fulfilling place to work! Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: competitive compensation; excellent retirement plans; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; dependent care match; vacation, sick and holiday pay; professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.

Northwestern greatly values work/life balance amongst its employees. Take advantage of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities on campus. Employees also receive access to childcare solutions, retail discounts, and other work/life balance resources.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.

For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will apply for current openings. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position is 31448.

31448 - Associate Director of Development - https://careers.northwestern.edu/psp/hr92prod_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&SiteId=1&FOCUS=Employee&JobOpeningId=31448&PostingSeq=1

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Date Posted: July 21, 2017

Campaign Manager- Foundation

Columbus State

Requisition ID: req1564

Job Title: Campaign Manager- Foundation

Department: Foundation

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Administrator/Executive/Manager

Employment Status: Temporary

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation Type: Annual

Compensation: $71,953

Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm; and hours outside normal working schedule as necessary.

Job Description: 

The work of the Columbus State Community College Foundation department helps to empower individuals to change their lives while building a future-ready workforce for our community and a brighter, more prosperous outlook for our shared future. The Campaign Manager primary responsibility is managing the implementation of a multi-year comprehensive fundraising campaign that leverages public/private partnerships and advances philanthropy to support student success, workforce development and civic engagement at the College. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. 

Duties are numbered for convenience and do not indicate the order in terms of importance, the frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.

1) Utilize project management strategies to help develop, launch, manage, complete and report on a comprehensive fundraising campaign. 

2) Prepares progress reports and updates timelines as progress is made on goals. 

3) Coordinates meetings with campaign advisors, consultants, cabinets, and committees and is responsible for agendas, invitations, preparing meeting materials, location, and catering.

4) Assists the Foundation Executive Director and campaign chairpersons with preparing small and large group presentations and talking points.

5) Arranges meetings with donor prospects in coordination with the President's Office.

6) Serves as liaison to Marketing and Communication department to develop and update marketing collateral.

7) Plans the donor cultivation events.

8) Maintains all campaign records.

9) Coordinates donor recognition strategies and stewardship.

Usual Physical Demands: The incumbent of this position typically exhibits the physical demands identified in the Functional Job Analysis on file in the College’s Human Resources Department and which is periodically reviewed and updated.  Physical demands listed in the Functional Job Analysis are not job qualification standards but are used to help the College assess and determine reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals covered by the American’s with Disabilities Act. 

While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into the computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. The employee may occasionally lift or exert a force of up to 10 pounds when moving files, boxes or other materials. 
 
Working Conditions: Normal office working conditions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: fundraising campaigns, project management tools, marketing, meeting and event planning. Prefer knowledge of the local philanthropic community. Skill in: communications-verbal, written and listening. Organizing a multitude of details into a comprehensive work plan. Developing funding proposals, multi-media presentations, talking points, and meeting agendas. Creating and providing campaign reports. Prospect research and database usage. Meeting and event logistics. Ability to: work independently and confidently within a creative and high-achieving team environment to meet the goals and timeline of the campaign. Think creatively. Adapt to changing priorities. Meet deadlines. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of volunteer/professional relationships in a fundraising environment and successfully manage those relationships. Strive for excellence, communicates optimism, and represent the Foundation professionally at all times.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate discipline or closely related field of study, with at least three years of demonstrated success in managing large-scale projects, preferably fundraising campaigns. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to the work site(s).   

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree


Date Posted: July 21, 2017

Campaign Development Officer- Foundation

Columbus State

Requisition ID: req1565

Job Title: Campaign Development Officer- Foundation

Department: Foundation

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Administrator/Executive/Manager

Employment Status: Temporary

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation Type: Annual

Compensation: $71,953

Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm, and hours outside normal working schedule as necessary.

Job Description: 

Columbus State is seeking two creative, energetic, and experienced development professionals with major gift and capital campaign experience to join a comprehensive campaign fundraising team. The work of the Columbus State Community College Foundation department helps to empower individuals to change their lives while building a future-ready workforce for our community and a brighter, more prosperous outlook for our shared future. Columbus State's campaign seeks to raise $100 million for facilities, programs, and scholarships. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. 

Duties are numbered for convenience and do not indicate the order in terms of importance, the frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.

1) Responsible for coordinating one or more strategic initiatives within the campaign.

2) Assist the Foundation Executive Director to work with President, Foundation Board of Directors, Campaign Steering Committees, faculty, staff and community stakeholders to qualify, cultivate, strategize, build relationships, solicit, close gifts, and steward major donors to achieve campaign goals.

3) Responsible for developing, tracking, and implementation strategies from identification through proposal (in writing and in person) and gift closure.

4) Conduct personal visits and facilitate other engagement activities, including but no limited to; steering committee and partner engagements, tours, and cultivation events and meetings with senior leadership and board members.

Usual Physical Demands: The incumbent of this position typically exhibits the physical demands identified in the Functional Job Analysis on file in the College’s Human Resources Department and which is periodically reviewed and updated.  Physical demands listed in the Functional Job Analysis are not job qualification standards but are used to help the College assess and determine reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals covered by the American’s with Disabilities Act. 

While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into the computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. An employee may occasionally lift or exert a force of up to 10 pounds when moving files, boxes or other materials. 
 
Working Conditions: Normal office working conditions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: best practices within the development profession, including those relating to annual fund management, corporate and foundation relations, and other areas that articulate with and support major gift fund-raising; Mircosoft Word, Excel and Outlook; fundraising databases. Skill in: strategic planning and performance measurement; financial planning and fiscal management; community relations; highly developed verbal and written communication; communicating and interacting with people, both individually and in groups; face-to-face solicitation, exemplary stewardship, building relationships, writing persuasive appeals, effectively working with volunteer leadership and senior staff, researching donor prospects and relationships, tracking progress, and developing strategies to meet campaign goals. Ability to: secure major grants and gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other private funding sources; plan and implement complex, multi-year, multi-million dollar development initiatives, including capital campaigns; foster a cooperative work environment within a complex organizational structure; interact effectively with academic leadership, faculty, alumni, prospects, donors, and volunteers in a wide range of roles; exercise good judgement, demonstrate an understanding of ethics related to development activities, and use discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, volunteers, and others; communicate and work effectively within a diverse community; present effectively to small and large groups; mentor and coach employees to achieve maximum productivity.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate discipline or closely related field of study, with at least five years of progressively responsible development experience. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to worksite(s).   

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree. Experience in an academic institution in the context of a capital campaign. Knowledge/experience working with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge.

Additional Information:  Applicants are required to submit a cover letter detailing their demonstrated experience closing gifts of a minimum of $50,000 with a strong preference for six- and seven-figure closure experience and experience/knowledge working with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge. Candidate must have a proven record of accomplishment in a position requiring independent planning and efficient utilization of time and resources. Applications submitted without a cover letter will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.


Date Posted: July 21, 2017

Princeton University

Senior Associate Director, Graduate Alumni Relations

Princeton, NJ

The Office of Alumni Affairs works to inform, inspire and involve Princeton's global community of 90,000 undergraduate and graduate alumni around the world in the life of the University for a lifetime of learning, enrichment and service.

Reporting to the Director, Alumni Engagement in the Office of Alumni Affairs, the Senior Associate Director for Graduate Alumni Relations oversees the management of the University's graduate alumni relations efforts.

Responsibilities

The Senior Associate Director provides strategic direction to encourage and foster graduate alumni engagement and participation, recruit and train volunteer leaders, and oversees the planning and implementation of events, programs and projects in the regions and on campus that connect graduate alumni with the University and with each other. As a member of the Office of Alumni Affairs, the Senior Associate Director will be required to assist with and attend “all-hands” Alumni Association events, including Alumni Day, Reunions, three yearly Executive Committee meetings, and special on-campus events/conferences, and volunteer leadership assemblies.

In addition, this position supervises a Coordinator, Graduate Alumni Relations and Associate Director, Graduate Alumni Relations and may work on special projects as appropriate. This position also has a strong working relationship with the Dean of the graduate School. The Senior Associate Director will have the opportunity to participate in staffing travel through the Alumni Association's Princeton Journeys travel/study program on an as-needed and as-available basis.

Qualifications

This position requires strong skills in strategic planning, project management, organization, setting goals and priorities, multi-tasking, attention to detail, problem solving, exercising judgment and discretion, event management, motivating others, and both written and oral communication.

The successful candidate must demonstrate effectiveness in working with diverse individuals in a team-oriented environment, and possess the ability to strategically lead teams. In addition, the ideal candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, able to work effectively with both volunteers and with members of the Office of Alumni Affairs, the Graduate School, Development Office and other campus colleagues, including the academic departments, and a demonstrated ability to effectively manage relationships and engage alumni volunteers.

Exercising discretion at all times, this position requires a high degree of confidentiality with regards to data related to Princeton and its alumni.

Other requirements include a Bachelor's degree, 8 years + of management experience, and proficiency in MS Applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Must be available to work nights and weekends and have an ability and willingness to travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education, alumni relations and/or volunteer management is a plus

  • An advanced degree

  • Familiarity with Princeton University, its alumni, and its traditions

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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Date Posted: July 18, 2017

Assistant Dean for Development

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Assistant Dean for Development - Job ID Reference # 31461

Located in the heart of Chicago, IL, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is among the nation's highest ranked research medical schools. Feinberg's Department of Development and Alumni Relations works with valued donors and alumni groups to translate their generosity into meaningful progress in:

Education: Development of future generations of great physicians, scientists and medical educators

Research: Transformation of research promise into medical breakthroughs

Community Engagement: Expansion of our work and educational experiences into and for the benefit of our local, regional and global communities.

Feinberg invites students, faculty and staff to be part of a forward-thinking institution committed to improving human health through education and discovery.

Job Summary

Senior management and fundraising position within the Feinberg School of Medicine's Office of Development and Alumni Relations; reports to the Vice Dean for Development as a member of the executive leadership team. Mentors, coaches and manages major gift fundraisers for specific mission areas; designs and implements innovative programs to identify prospective major and/or principal gift donors. Devises and executes plans to qualify, cultivate, steward and solicit donors. Partners with senior staff, deans and faculty, to coordinate efforts; interfaces with campus leadership to develop philanthropic and fundraising strategies, and prepares them for prospect meetings and solicitations.

Strategic Planning (25%)

  • Creates and leads a coordinated program of fundraising activities designed to increase the number and level of major and/or principal gift donors.

  • Develops and executes strategies to involve campus leaders, alumni, friends and volunteers to identify and cultivate new individual, institutional and/or foundation prospects in grateful patient fundraising in key areas of the Medical School, with a focus on major gifts ($250K+) and principal gifts ($5M+).

Collaboration (15%)

  • Reviews and proposes strategic alliances, joint ventures and key collaborations with department and other university partners to identify opportunities to integrate university strategic plan goals.

  • Oversees and coaches team members regarding department collaborations.

  • Serves as a liaison and a point of contact for colleagues in Northwestern's central Alumni Relations and Development department and collaborates on initiatives with Northwestern Medicine partners, including Northwestern Memorial Foundation and Lurie Children's Hospital.

Prospects and Gifts (25%)

  • Mentors, coaches and manages major gift fundraisers.

  • Provides leadership, determines and evaluates individual goals, develops and implements training and mentoring, and assigns and monitors coverage of primary areas of focus, including Cardiology and Medicine, ensuring that goals and objectives are attained.

  • Identifies and personally solicits high profile, and/or extremely complex major gifts of $250K+ by managing a portfolio of top-level prospects.

  • Oversees the research and maintenance of up-to-date knowledge on prospects and works with other areas to coordinate contacts.

  • Travels throughout the region or country as needed to cultivate prospect relationships.

Administration (10%)

  • Oversees administration of major gift team operations.

  • Ensures compliance with prospect management guidelines to track contact and report on progress.

  • Coordinates appointments and prepares materials used by senior management, board members and volunteers for meetings, visits, events or phone calls with high profile prospects.

  • Oversees administrative support management to ensure team success and effective daily operations.

Supervisory (20%)

  • Supervises multiple staff and/or provides work direction to others.

    • Manages Administrative Assistant or Development Assistant.

    • Mentors staff and team members where appropriate.

  • Provides training to staff within or outside of immediate department or division in regard to function.

  • Leads, coaches and evaluates performance of direct report(s).

Performs other duties as required (5%)

Minimum Qualifications (Education, experience, and any other certifications or clearances)

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as business, accounting, marketing, or related area of study; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 2 years of experience in development function or other relevant experience required.

  • Ten years' development, marketing, sales or the equivalent experience is required.

Minimum Competencies (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • Team leadership; analytical thinking, complex problem solving and planning; global/ organizational perspective; ability to work in fast-paced environment; comfortable with change and associated ambiguity.

  • Solid knowledge of fundraising techniques and ability to cultivate and solicit donations from individuals at major and principal gift levels.

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously; must have ability to work independently, collaborate with colleagues, and to adapt to changing priorities.

  • Demonstrated ability to:

    • Communicate verbally and in writing

    • Develop and maintain interpersonal relationships

    • Recruit and manage activities of volunteer staff

    • Analyze information/situations and solve problems

Preferred Qualifications (Education and experience)

  • Background/experience in health care administration/fundraising preferred.

Preferred Competencies (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Knowledge of current issues facing private universities, medical schools and health care organizations, and interests of assigned school, students, faculty and alumni.

***Interested candidates should APPLY directly via the “Careers” section on the Northwestern University website***

http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/careers

The position is listed as:

Assistant Dean for Development - Job ID Reference # 31461


Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Date Posted: July 15, 2017

Director of Development

Student Experience

Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)*, the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for University of Wisconsin-Madison, is seeking an experienced Director of Development to join a team of professionals responsible for the private funds development programs at UW-Madison. This newly created position will be responsible for the planning, management, and implementation of a major gifts development program that will primarily support undergraduate student scholarships, with a secondary focus on student life initiatives. While reporting to an Associate Vice President and Managing Director at WFAA, the Director of Development will work closely with other staff of WFAA and campus leadership engaged in the areas of financial aid and student life.

The Director of Development will work collaboratively to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Work with WFFA and campus leadership, particularly the Office of Student Financial Aid, to identify priorities and design, implement, and manage strategic plans for a comprehensive development program in support of undergraduate scholarship and student life initiatives.

  • Self-direct prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and management of a portfolio of potential and current donors, with a focus on leadership annual and major gifts that advance campus priorities.

  • Plan and conduct visits, events and other ongoing contacts that link potential donors with UW-Madison’s programs and development needs.

  • Develop and maintain strategies to enhance donor stewardship.

  • Practice effective and consistent internal and external communications.

  • Effectively navigate relationships with and between WFAA and campus leadership engaged in the areas of financial aid and student life.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree; master’s degree in marketing, communication, non-profit management or business preferred

  • 3 – 5 years of fund development experience, with focus on major gifts

  • Appreciation of the role played by the University of Wisconsin, and an interest in promoting its programs, as well as an ability to work effectively with University officials and prominent alumni

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Self-directed, entrepreneurial, team player who has a results-oriented work ethic

  • Willingness and ability to meet travel requirements (approx. 25%)

Final appointment will be made at the Associate Director, Director or Senior level depending on experience and qualifications. This is a full-time position involving travel. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits program. Current WFAA Directors of Development at any level are eligible to transfer laterally, maintaining their current job title and salary.

To apply, please click on the following link (note – when submitting application materials, cover letter and resume must be combined into a single attachment):

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=uwfound&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US

Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions at hr@supportuw.org. To be considered in the first round of resume review, please submit materials by July 28. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Mia Kahl

Human Resources

Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

(608) 308-5392

hr@supportuw.org

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

*The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is the “doing business as” name of the merged organization comprising the University of Wisconsin Foundation (www.supportuw.org) and the Wisconsin Alumni Association (www.uwalumni.com), whose legal corporate name is registered as the University of Wisconsin Foundation.


Date Posted: July 15, 2017

Director of Development

Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)

UW Hillel

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)*, the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for University of Wisconsin-Madison, is seeking an experienced Director of Development to lead the planning and management of UW Hillel’s fundraising enterprise, particularly focusing on implementing its major gifts program. While employed by WFAA and reporting to an Associate Vice President and Managing Director at WFAA, the Director of Development will work closely with and travel alongside the Executive Director of UW Hillel, coordinating efforts with Hillel and WFAA staff as appropriate.

Hillel, The Jewish Student Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, at the Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life, serves over 5,000 Jewish students and faculty. Hillel provides a home and support to over 20 independent student organizations. Every expression of Jewish life is represented: religious, cultural, political, traditional and alternative. Hillel enables University of Wisconsin Jewish students to have a voice in their community - one that helps them maintain their ties to Judaism. Programs range from Shabbat dinners to Israel trips, social justice programs, peer mentoring and leadership training, and opportunities to learn, grow and teach others. Hillel at the UW has a prominent board of directors, including students, faculty, UW administrators, alumni, and parents. There is a robust professional team of full- and part-time staff members. UW Hillel has an annual operating budget of $1.4 million, which includes annual campaign gifts of approximately $1 million, as well as annual grants, allocations, and endowment funds.

The Director of Development will work collaboratively to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Work with the leadership of UW Hillel and WFAA to identify priorities and design, implement, and manage strategic plans for a comprehensive development program.

  • Self-direct prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and management of a portfolio of potential and current donors, with a focus on leadership annual and major gifts that advance Hillel’s strategic priorities.

  • Plan and conduct visits, events and other ongoing contacts that link potential donors with Hillel’s programs and development needs.

  • Oversee UW Hillel’s annual fundraising campaigns.

  • Develop and maintain strategies to enhance donor stewardship.

  • Practice effective and consistent internal and external communications.

  • Effectively navigate relationships with and between Hillel, WFAA, other UW-Madison programs, and the Madison community.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree; master’s degree in marketing, communication, non-profit management or business preferred

  • 2 or more years of fund development experience, with focus on major gifts

  • Appreciation of the role played by UW Hillel and the University of Wisconsin, and an interest in promoting its programs

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Self-directed, entrepreneurial, team player who has a strong, results-oriented, work ethic

  • Willingness and ability to meet travel requirements (approx. 25%)

Final appointment will be made at the Associate Director, Director or Senior level depending on experience and qualifications. This is a full-time position involving travel. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits program. Current WFAA Directors of Development at any level are eligible to transfer laterally, maintaining their current job title and salary.

To apply, please click on the following link (when submitting application materials, cover letter and resume must be combined into a single attachment):

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=uwfound&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US

Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions at hr@supportuw.org. The position will remain open until filled, so apply now.

Mia Kahl

Human Resources

Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

(608) 308-5392

hr@supportuw.org

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

*The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is the “doing business as” name of the merged organization comprising the University of Wisconsin Foundation (www.supportuw.org) and the Wisconsin Alumni Association (www.uwalumni.com), whose legal corporate name is registered as the University of Wisconsin Foundation.


Date Posted: July 15, 2017

Director of Foundation Relations

Blacksburg, Virginia

Virginia Tech

Founded in 1872, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. The Commonwealth of Virginia's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 33,000 students. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

The university offers more than 100 bachelor's degrees through its seven undergraduate academic colleges: Agriculture and Life Sciences), Architecture and Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Natural Resources and Environment, Pamplin College of Business, and Science. On the postgraduate level, the university offers approximately 150 master's and doctoral degrees through the Graduate School, a professional degree from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and a medical degree from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Division of University Advancement

Virginia Tech's Division of University Advancement is comprised of the offices of Alumni Relations, University Development, and University Relations. The offices were merged to form this new division upon the appointment of Charles D. “Charlie” Phlegar as the university's first vice president for advancement in 2015. This advancement model is being implemented university-wide, as well as at the college level by unit-based teams that dually report to the division, in order to better align the strategic engagement, relationship management, and messaging that provide the basis for successful fundraising. These changes are fostering a holistic approach to donor cultivation, resulting in more sophisticated strategies and dynamic gift proposals. This shift holds transformational potential for Virginia Tech and is helping to define a new era of partnership, integration, and “thinking bigger” in envisioning the future of the university, its programs, and giving opportunities that will inspire philanthropy from current and prospective stakeholders.

Position Summary

Reporting to the associate vice president of development for colleges and supervising the associate director of foundation relations, the Director of Foundation Relations serves as the chief fundraising officer for Virginia Tech's foundation relations program. As a key member of the central development team responsible for building and strengthening core fundraising services and activities, the Director provides strategic and operational leadership to ensure successful implementation, continued development, and management of a comprehensive foundation relations program in support of the university and future campaign priorities. The Director is responsible for developing and executing a long-range strategy to maximize the university's profile, with the goal of generating increased support from philanthropic foundations. S/he will work in close collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Office of Sponsored Programs, colleagues within the Office of University Development, and others. The Director will coordinate with colleges, programs, and faculty members to encourage and manage the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of potential foundation prospects. The Director must be able to work as a team member with high-level institutional officials, policy board members, and donors, and be able to identify, strategize, implement, and deliver activities that will result in positive and financially supportive relationships. S/he will be responsible for initiating and managing foundation relationships, representing Virginia Tech and its needs to foundation leaders, and attracting resources for institutional priorities.

Required qualifications and experience: dedication to the mission and goals of Virginia Tech; bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred; minimum of seven years of progressively responsible leadership experience in foundation relations or a related area, as well as participation in a major capital campaign for an institution of higher education, nonprofit organization, or other environment of similar complexity with multiple stakeholders; previous work experience in higher education and/or in a hybrid centralized-decentralized fundraising model involving multiple units is preferred; demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction, including experience creating and managing a budget; particular strength in developing the case for support and strategic and complex fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives; knowledge of the players, strategies, and trends in giving within the foundations community, and the ability to penetrate these networks seamlessly and with aplomb; demonstrated ability to think strategically and to shape messaging in order to move foundation targets across the spectrum of prospect development, culminating in solicitations appropriate to organizational priorities and donor interests; demonstrated, hands-on success with six and seven-figure gifts and greater, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship; demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement development initiatives and achieve goals; experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating volunteers; ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process; ability and willingness to travel domestically.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540.231.2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Virginia Tech has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search processes. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587


Date Posted: July 12, 2017

Georgia Institute of Technology

Associate Vice President for (Central) Development

Summary The Associate Vice President for (Central) Development is a member of the senior Development staff with responsibility for organizing, managing, and directing activities that address Institute-wide fundraising priorities and which enhance and support fundraising efforts across the Institute.  The Associate Vice President (Central) Development is expected to participate fully in decisions regarding overall policy and strategy of the Office of Development and to take the lead in developing the information needed by the senior Development staff to lead and evaluate the Institute’s fundraising efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and design the implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive development plan for maximizing fundraising activity based in Central Development, to include corporate relations, foundation relations, gift planning, regional major gifts, reunion giving, and student affairs.

  • Lead a campus-wide system for solicitation clearance and tracking, working in concert with the other Associate Vice Presidents for Development, to monitor solicitation clearance and tracking, and co-approve all solicitations of $25,000 and above.

  • Assume a leadership role in collaboration with fellow Associate Vice Presidents for Development with Principal Gift meetings for the purpose of developing strategy and tracking solicitations at the level of $1 million or greater.

  • Maintain a personal portfolio of major and principal gift donors and prospects.

  • In conjunction with the Vice President for Development, the Development Committee of the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc., assist members in understanding and supporting the fundraising programs of Georgia Tech, to include developing materials for meetings of the Committees as requested.

  • Support the Vice President for Development in design and implementation of a comprehensive campaign plan that maximizes philanthropic potential of Georgia Tech’s constituent base and directs private funds in support of Institute priorities.

  • Perform administrative and budgetary duties related to hiring, training, supporting, and evaluating professional and support staff and their activities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Development.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, or bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience, required.

  • A minimum of ten years related experience, preferably senior level fundraising experience in a research university environment.

  • Capital campaign experience, preferably in a higher education setting.

  • Demonstrated management, administrative, and analytical skills, with solid judgment and sensitivity to others.

  • Outstanding organizational abilities.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, along with excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Ability to travel.

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the development team.

  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously, to work well under pressure, and to produce reliably accurate and timely results.

Reports To: Vice President for Development


Date Posted: July 12, 2017

Director of Development

UCLA Scholarships and Student Support Initiatives

As one of the preeminent schools in the nation, UCLA is a place where accomplished students and brilliant faculty choose the University for its legacy of excellence. In turn, the University has made a commitment to the success of every student. As scholarships and student support make this possible, UCLA depends on generous philanthropy to fulfill its mission to educate Bruins and support the positive change these future leaders will bring to the world.

We are currently in search of a Director of Development, Scholarships and Student Support, to be involved in all development programs and activities that support student success. As a member of our development team, you will have a major impact on continuing UCLA’s tradition of greatness and keeping the door open for future generations of excellence.

The Director will work closely with the Executive Director, Scholarship and Student Support Initiatives, and UCLA's development team in implementing a strategic development plan that reflects the priorities of the University and the students we serve.  He/She will be responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts ($100,000+) for the Financial Aid Office and campus-wide schools/colleges and units. The Director will serve as a resource and integral member of our development team, collaborating with a variety of other units to include planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, regional giving, and giving to UCLA’s professional schools.

Interested in learning more about this position?  Please click here or go to UCLA’s Development Careers website at http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu, click Open Development Positions, and then select #25432.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct


Date Posted: July 12, 2017

Director of Development

UCLA Undergraduate Education

A sense of momentum lives at UCLA, generated by a community of scholars dedicated to creating change and improving life around the world. It's not a question of if UCLA students will make a difference — it's a question of when. A century-long tradition of excellence makes UCLA the first choice for the best and the brightest. Trailblazers with degrees from UCLA include:

  • Elinor Ostrom, the first and only woman to win a Nobel Prize for economics

  • Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Latino to be named California’s Poet Laureate

  • Ava DuVernay, the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award

We are currently in search of a Director of Development, Undergraduate Education, to implement a strategic development plan and be involved in all programs and activities that support the academic priorities of the Division of Undergraduate Education.

The Director will possess an understanding of the fundraising goals of an acclaimed university, with proven management and communication skills, and will work closely with the leadership of Undergraduate Education and UCLA's development team.

Interested in learning more about this position?  Please click here or go to UCLA’s Development Careers website at http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu, click Open Development Positions, and then select #25299.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct


Date Posted: July 10, 2017

The University of Washington (UW)

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR ADVANCEMENT & ALUMNI SERVICES

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

University Advancement is committed to creating an environment of inclusiveness where every person feels welcomed and valued. We believe that attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving the communities where our employees and students work and live. 

University Advancement – School of Dentistry, has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director for Advancement & Alumni Services

The Assistant Director, as a member of the School of Dentistry’s Advancement team, will help plan, manage and direct the School’s advancement activities and efforts to broaden the base of engagement and investment from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations.  Activities in the position involve extensive direct contact with the School’s diverse internal and external audiences, including alumni, friends, major donors, faculty, staff, volunteers, and representatives of organizations, corporations and foundations. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Frontline Fundraising
Develop and manage a portfolio of 50-75 current and prospective donors with the potential of becoming high-end annual and major donors. Solicit a minimum of 20 gifts per year from individuals and organizations at gift levels that range from significant annual support (President Club level gifts of $2,000 or more) to major gifts of $50k+. 

Work to create and build productive relationships with prospective and current donors through substantive contact throughout the year, with particular emphasis on in-person visits (average 1-2 per week). 

Prepare written proposals, informational materials, endowment agreements and stewardship reports as needed to secure and steward gifts. 

File reports on substantive contact with current and prospective donors and work cooperatively with the University’s prospect management and tracking system. 

Annual Giving  
Primary responsibility for managing the School of Dentistry’s annual giving program, with particular emphasis on Dean’s Club level individual donors ($1,000+) and the School’s Business Partners program for companies and organizations ($2,000+). 

Working with the Assistant Dean and the Dean’s Club Board, develop and implement strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward Dean’s Club and Business Partner donors. 

Coordinate annual giving efforts with Central Advancement, including phonathon and direct mail activities. 

Develop written materials for solicitation and stewardship and develop other opportunities to advance the School’s annual giving programs, as appropriate. 

With a view toward continual process improvement, analyze the effectiveness of various solicitation strategies and work with the Assistant Dean to develop and test new tactics as needed to improve outcomes. 

Other
Support the creation and production of the School’s alumni publications, correspondence and other communications, as needed. 

Support and assist with advancement events. 

Represent the School at University, community and professional functions, as appropriate. 

Attend appropriate training opportunities to develop skillsets in advancement. 

Other duties as assigned and necessary. 

KEY COMPETENCIES
Core
Effective communications:  Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc. 
Interpersonal Awareness:  Builds and maintains positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results. 
Professional Credibility:  Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization. 
Critical Thinking:  Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity.  Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience. 
Ethics and Trust:  Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures.  Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs. 
Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness:  Respects, values and contributes to the UW’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity. 

Fundraiser
Donor Focused:  Establishes, cultivates and stewards strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with UW. 
Results Oriented:  Acts decisively to achieve results.  
Planning & Implementing:  Develops fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization’s mission, priorities and goals. 
Conflict Resolution:  Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees every difference

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in institutional development/advancement, with demonstrated ability to establish, cultivate and steward strong relationships with individuals and corporate donors. 

Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.

DESIRED:

Experience working with alumni, donors and constituents in a large university setting, with a focus on healthcare professions. 

Knowledge and familiarity with UW Advancement policies and procedures, including use of the development database software ADVANCE. 

Condition of Employment:

Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice. 

Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary. 

Frequent local travel expected. 

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check 

Application Process:

To be considered, applications must be submitted via the UW website:  http://bit.ly/2sGUdGF

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page.


Date Posted: July 8, 2017

The Nature Conservancy

Senior Associate Director of Development, Georgia Program 

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Georgia team. The work of this position will help conserve critical lands, secure clean and abundant water, and plan for a stronger coast and healthier ocean. This position fundraises major gifts for the Georgia chapter and the larger Conservancy organization (representing North American and global priorities).

We are looking for team player who can work closely with the development team to plan, implement, and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for potential and current donors, including corporations, foundations, and individuals. This position is a member of the Georgia development team and reports to the director of development. The successful candidate will manage and grow a donor portfolio over the course of a three-year comprehensive campaign for The Nature Conservancy in Georgia. We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 6 years related experience or an equivalent combination.

  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.

  • Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $50,000 or more.

  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams, preferably in a large non-profit.

  • Experience working with fundraising principles and practices.

  • Experience, coursework, or other training in current trends in charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts or planned giving.

Desired Qualifications

  • Fundraising campaign experience appreciated.

  • Ability to design and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.

  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.

  • Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.

  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.

  • Proven ability to negotiate complex, high-profile or sensitive agreements.

  • Working knowledge of charitable gift planning.

  • Cross cultural; multi-cultural; multi-lingual skills, background or experience valued.

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world.  Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale. 

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 45562 by 11:59 PM, ET on 07/24/2017. Please note that the position will be in Atlanta, GA.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.


Date Posted: July 7, 2017

Coordinator of Student, Alumni, and Corporate Relations

Department of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering

College of Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering seeks applicants for the position of Coordinator of Student, Alumni, and Corporate Relations. The purpose of this position is to build relationships with alumni/students/friends and other stakeholders resulting in increased engagement, financial contributions, and overall support of the mission/goals of the Department, College, and University.  The Coordinator plans, coordinates, publicizes and staffs various alumni and student-related events and programs.  The Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Operations who reports to the Department Head. Specific duties and responsibilities include:  

  • Oversee and mentor student organizations as well as encourage student participation in departmental activities, professional societies, etc.; encourage student participation in national competitions and challenges.

  • Develop and manage strategic plan for annual funds in order to increase stewardship for the Department’s annual fund both in dollars raised and number of donors.

  • Oversee, develop, and administer of the department’s Corporate Partners program.

  • Coordinate SE 290 (formerly GE390); recruits and schedules speakers from diverse backgrounds to spend the day at ISE. Speakers give a presentation during class time, hold individual/group meetings with students, and provide an even information session.

  • Coordinate all activities and programming related to the ISE Alumni Board (including a board meeting once a semester, monthly board officers’ phone meetings, and coordinates sub-committee phone meetings).

  • Regularly communicate annual fund progress and performance with Department Head.

  • Provide leadership in developing and implementing programs and opportunities that build strong relationships between the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering and its students, alumni, and corporate partners.

  • Identify and coordinate initiatives focused on special constituent or interest groups including young alumni.

  • In collaboration with the Department communication office, provide content for communications and marketing initiatives to ensure they convey appropriate messages to the students, alumni, and corporate partners.

  • Solicit and prepare nominations for campus, college and department alumni awards.

  • Serve as the constituent liaison with the University of Illinois Alumni Association.

  • Assist with the expansion of corporate-related programs and events such as job fairs, industry/consulting experiences, and professional development that provide engagement opportunities between students, corporate representatives, alumni, and department.

  • Manage a comprehensive and ongoing stewardship program properly recognizing ISE donors. Donors may be alumni, students, friends, or corporate partners.

  • Serve as the advancement staff liaison to the undergraduate awards committee, and scholarship and fellowship committee.

  • Work outside the typical hours of the standard workday may be required for special events, including evenings and occasional weekends.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Two years of experience working in the field of student and alumni relations or related applicable areas.

  • Demonstrated abilities in effective oral and written communications, with excellent presentation and consensus-building skills; must be able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy, and maintain confidentiality.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in building and cultivating relationships with diverse constituents at all organizational levels, both within and outside the university.

  • Proven ability to exercise initiative and work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree.

  • Progressive experience in independently developing positive student relationships and administering successful student programs.

  • Significant experience working with alumni and corporate human resources managers and recruiting representatives.

  • Demonstrated experience with major event preparation and management.

  • Previous experience working in an academic or higher education environment.

The Coordinator of Student, Alumni, and Corporate Relations is a full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis.  The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references as a single PDF file by July 18, 2017.  Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.  For further information regarding application procedures, contact Sarah Musselman, slmussel@illinois.edu, 217-244-1056.    

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu


Date Posted: July 7, 2017

Assistant Dean for Advancement

College of Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The College of Education and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (OVCIA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a full-time Assistant Dean for Advancement to lead and manage a comprehensive fundraising program for the College which includes four academic units as well as several centers and initiatives.

The College has over 34,000 living alumni and donors and a student body of over 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students.

The College of Education’s mission is to lead in research on critical issues in education, to innovate in preparing teachers and education leaders through advances in research, to serve the State of Illinois and the nation, and to prepare students to be productive members of society. The College’s mission extends far beyond the classroom as we aim to make a difference in people's lives locally, nationally, and globally. Members of the College of Education community share a commitment to the following ideals: respect for diversity of ideas and social identities, dedication to community outreach and the responsibility to make the tools of learning accessible to everyone.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Dean for Advancement is responsible for planning and implementing the advancement program for the College. This includes:

  • Providing strategic leadership for the College’s advancement efforts aligned with the College’s vision, mission and goals
  • Developing a long-term comprehensive advancement plan that includes alumni, friends, corporations and foundations
  • Overseeing the annual funds and stewardship programs in coordination with OVCIA
  • Formulating an annual plan with measurable goals and driving the plan to execution through the engagement of staff and faculty
  • Establishing and maintaining portfolio of major gift prospects, and maintaining a significant travel schedule throughout the United States and occasionally internationally.
  • Partnering with the Dean and Department heads to design and implement fundraising initiatives for specific needs within the College
  • Preparing proposals for donor prospects, including determination of purpose, timeframe, giving vehicle and level of ask for verbal and written proposals based on assessment of the prospect’s interest and capacity for giving
  • Working with the Dean on strategic visits with key major donors
  • Collaborating with OVCIA on specific projects/programs
  • Coordinating with the College’s Communication Office to ensure consistency of message and brand
  • Serving as the primary liaison with university and campus administrators, including OVCIA, the University of Illinois Foundation, the University of Illinois Alumni Association, and the Office of Public Engagement.
  • Ensuring gifts secured are acknowledged, recognized and used in accordance with the donor’s intent
  • Serving on the College’s relevant administrative committees.

Supervisory

Supervise, manage and provide oversight to a team of academic professionals and support staff.

Organizational Relationship

The Assistant Dean for Advancement reports to the Dean of the College of Education and to the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement. The Assistant Dean provides strategic leadership for a team of three professional staff and support staff.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of seven years of successful experience in advancement/development, preferably at a major research university
  • A minimum five years of management experience, preferably leading a development team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have an appreciation of education and social justice.
  • Experience in a position that requires extensive travel
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud CRM or similar fundraising database preferred.

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by July 21, 2017. Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Brenda Morris at bcmorris@illinois.edu. The proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however, no decision will be made until after that date.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

The Illinois Advancement Community is committed to an ongoing, proactive process to foster and achieve diversity and inclusion in its development, alumni relations and communications activities. We will respect and encourage different voices, perspectives and ideas as we strive to represent individuals of all backgrounds and cultures which include but are not limited to the following: nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, spirituality, age and ability who represent our alumni, donors and friends of the University of Illinois.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.


Date Posted: July 5, 2017

Washington University in St. Louis

Founded in 1853, Washington University is one of the nation’s premier institutions of higher education, dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The university is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, and draws students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Its programs, administration, facilities, resources, and activities combine to further its mission of teaching, research, and service to society.  

Washington University is tied for the 15th rank with Cornell University and Vanderbilt University in US News & World Report’s 2016 rankings of America’s “Top National Universities.” The same publication ranked the School of Medicine sixth in the nation, and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work was tied for first with the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. 

Approximately 90 percent of undergraduates come from outside Missouri. A total of 1,730 students enrolled in the Class of 2019, selected from more than 29,200 applicants. Students at Washington University have been recognized with the Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall, Beinecke, and Truman Scholarships and the Goldwater, Mellon, Putnam, National Science Foundation, and National Graduate Fellowships, as well as the Howard Hughes Fellowship for undergraduate research.

The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,900 courses leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. More than 12,800 full-time and about 1,600 part-time students benefit from and contribute to the studies of arts and sciences, architecture, art, business, engineering, law, medicine, and social work. The following are just a few examples of the significant contributions Washington University is making to society through this work:

  • Washington University School of Medicine is leading innovative research to understand the genetic origins of diseases ranging from cancer and diabetes to autism and Alzheimer’s, with the aim of developing more effective diagnoses and treatments.

  • The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine has earned the highest possible rating—“exceptional”—from the National Cancer Institute. The center serves nearly 9,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year.

  • As the top-ranked school of social work in the nation, the Brown School is an international leader in policy and procedures to address challenges from poverty to productive aging.

  • The Institute for Public Health harnesses the multidisciplinary strengths of Washington University to address complex health issues facing St. Louis and communities worldwide.

  • Each year, Washington University physicians provide clinical care to nearly 500,000 children and adults at 49 clinical sites across the St. Louis metropolitan area.

  • Research initiatives across the university are laying the scientific groundwork to help meet the global need for abundant, clean, and economical energy.

  • Washington University was one of the founders of the Cortex Innovation Community in midtown St. Louis, which so far has attracted more than $550 million in investment and generated more than 3,600 permanent jobs in the Cortex District. In the last 48 months, Cortex development has resulted in an additional $500 million of private investment and development in 20 surrounding neighborhood projects.

  • Washington University collaborates with 29 leading institutions worldwide to educate future leaders and address global challenges such as energy and sustainability, public health, education, and international understanding. These efforts are carried out through the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.

The university’s operating budget for fiscal year 2015 topped $2.7 billion. As of June 30, 2016, the market value of the endowment was $6.5 billion.  

Alumni & Development Programs

Alumni & Development Programs (A&D) is the division committed to supporting and advancing the impact of the university on individuals and communities around the world.  Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University is underway, making this an especially exciting time for you to consider joining our team.  You and your colleagues will partner with alumni and friends of the university to ensure a strong foundation for the future.  

For additional information regarding the university, the campaign, current job postings, and life in St. Louis, please visit our website: http://alumni.wustl.edu/ContactUs/Career_Opportunities/.

Open Positions:

We are seeking dedicated individuals at various levels of experience with proven track records and a donor-centered approach in the following areas:

Annual Giving Programs

Medical Development

Major Gifts & Capital Projects

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Individual Schools Alumni & Development 

To see if your qualifications are a match for our current openings, please visit A&D Jobs or go to jobs.wustl.edu for opportunities across the University.  From there you can also easily identify the A&D jobs by clicking on the column header for “location” and reviewing the openings in “Alumni and Development Programs.”

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Date Posted: July 5, 2017

Harvard University

Research Analyst

Cambridge, Massachusetts

SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Associate Director. Performs in-depth research on prospects. Conducts comprehensive research and works with confidential as well as publicly accessible information, with a view to assessing donor interest and viability. Develops research profiles and analysis, prospect lists, ratings and wealth analysis for purposes of fundraising University-wide. Uses in house and external resources to identify new prospects. Interprets biographical and financial information on individuals, corporations and foundations based on fundraising strategies and objectives. Performs philanthropic capacity estimations and assigns ratings based on publicly available information, including insider holdings, real estate, and general demographic assessments. Works with Assistant Directors to analyze complex financial disclosure documents to further determine financial capabilities. Keeps abreast of current events, philanthropic trends and Harvard's fundraising objectives.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*Conducts focused research and evaluation of financial capabilities of new prospects and existing donors. Identify new potential donors through screening of news sources.

*Work with confidential information and with publicly accessible information, with a view of assessing donor viability. Make wealth estimations using salary surveys and other demographic information, as well as interpreting and analyzing complex financial documents under the supervision of senior researchers.

*Work with senior level researchers and fundraisers to determine research strategies for identifying new prospects.

*Participate in bimonthly Research staff meetings and Tools & Techniques meetings.

*Ability to use extreme discretion when working with highly confidential information.

*Ability to use sound judgement and apply ethical considerations with confidential information. Ability to think creatively with resources at hand.

*Keep abreast of alumni in the news, philanthropic trends, and Harvard current events and fundraising priorities.

*Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

*Ability to multi-task on different projects and initiatives. Ability to work in a team effort to reach organizational goals.

Ability to analyze, interpret and summarize complex information into a coherent and accurate presentation. Ability to work under strict deadlines.

*Must complete a three-month University probationary period. Must maintain an excellent attendance record.

*Essential job functions in compliance with the ADA.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum of three years of research-related experience required, preferably in a development, library, academic or legal environment.

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills required.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Development or development-related experience preferred;

  • Understanding of the role information plays in prospect development throughout the prospect cultivation cycle;

  • Ability to use extreme discretion when working with highly confidential information;

  • Requires sound judgment, strong self-direction and self-motivation;

  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail;

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with people at all levels, and willingness to function as part of a team;

  • Knowledge of Lexis-Nexis, Capital IQ, Foundation Center, Rel Sci and other fee-based resources helpful;

  • Awareness of the type and scope of data available online, and of search techniques;

  • Excellent writing and organizational skills; excellent computer skills; ability to prioritize and analyze confidential information with discretion.


Date Posted: July 5, 2017

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, RESEARCH

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Associate Director of Research. Performs in-depth research and analysis on prospects. Conceptualizes and develops proactive prospecting methodologies to support fundraising objectives. Analyzes, interprets and summarizes complex financial disclosure documents for purposes of wealth assessment. Experience in international research preferred. Acts as a resource for junior level researchers. Uses specialized electronic resources to gather and analyze information and works with confidential as well as publicly accessible information, with a view to assessing donor interest and viability. Develops focused research profiles, prospect lists, identifies networks and analysis of philanthropic interests for fundraising staff University-wide. Proactively identifies opportunities for prospect identification and qualification, and may help lead group projects to carry out strategies. Uses in house and external resources to identify new prospects. Interprets biographical and financial information on individuals, corporations and foundations based on fundraising strategies and objectives. Keeps abreast of current events, philanthropic trends and Harvard's fundraising objectives. Experience with BSR Advance preferred.

EXPECTATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Expertise with rating methodologies and analysis

    1. Proven experience with accurately and efficiently analyzing complex financial disclosure documents, real estate and other wealth indicators for the purpose of determining accurate University Capacity Ratings. Experience with private company valuation and valuation of options, as well as analysis of hedge funds, venture capital and private equity for the purpose of determining estimated wealth and indentifyng upcoming wealth events.

  2. Ability to prioritize

    1. Apply knowledge and experience with various research outcomes, as well as direct communication with fundraisers to assess prioritization and recommend research strategies. Independently manage workload.

  3. Time management

    1. With the endless availability of electronic resources, one of the most difficult things to learn is to know when to stop researching. The Assistant Director will apply extensive knowledge of resources to know when reasonable efforts have been exhausted.

  4. Project Management

    1. Ability to create, lead and manage and analyze research-driven projects from inception to presentation of results.

  5. Push back with solutions

    1. Identify opportunities for more effective and efficient alternatives to fundraiser requests when appropriate.

  6. Problem Solving

  1. Independently analyze problem and identify options for resolving.

  1. Mentoring

    1. Provide research guidance and mentorship for Research Analysts. Set a good example through actions.

  2. Proactive

    1. Actively and regularly identify and qualify new prospects. Identify independent and/or team projects that would help in prospect identification and qualification. Get on the agenda of fundraiser meetings when appropriate.

  3. Clarity

    1. Clear and succinct written and verbal communication.

  4. Independent thinker

    1. Ability to come to sound conclusions independently. Rational, logical and efficient thought process.

  5. Strong presentation skills

    1. Comfort and confidence with presenting research-related projects, issues or opportunities at various meetings

  6. Self starter

    1. Actively identify opportunities for adding value and following them through to conclusion

  7. Team Player

    1. Actively participate in research meetings, offering solutions or strategies when appropriate.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university required. Minimum of four years of research-related experience required, preferably in a development, library, academic, or legal environment. All candidates for Assistant Director must have solid working knowledge of complex financial SEC documents for purposes of wealth analysis. Strong interpersonal skills required.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to use extreme discretion when working with highly confidential information required. Proficiency at planning and setting meaningful objectives, integrating the work of prospect research into overall advancement goals. Ability to understand, communicate, and promote the strategic plan of the department. Development experience preferred. Proficiency with business terms, documents, and practices preferred. Proficiency with wealth indicators and ability to locate and analyze complex financial disclosure documents required. Requires sound judgment, strong self-direction and self-motivation. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with people at all levels, and willingness to function as part of a team. Knowledge of specialized fee-based research databases helpful. Proficiency at formulating an online search strategy required. Excellent writing and organizational skills; excellent computer skills; ability to prioritize and analyze confidential information with discretion required. Strong attention to accuracy and detail required. Ability to multi-task on different projects and initiatives. Ability to work under strict deadlines.


Date Posted: July 5, 2017

Job Title: Director, Development

Job Location: Memphis, Tennessee

MEMPHIS MUSIC INITIATIVE

MMI Overview:

Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) invests in youth, local communities and Memphis’ musical legacy by broadening and strengthening existing music engagement offerings in and out of schools and supporting youth-centered, community-based music education. Our approach is three tiered--Through various unique interventions, MMI seeks to: 1) sustain existing in-school music education and expand instruction through partnerships with local musicians; 2) expand high-quality, out-of-school time school programs to reach more youth and remove barriers to youth engagement and participation; 3) support organizations that are providing music engagement enhance their sustainability and scale high quality programming. Read more about MMI at www.memphisismusic.org.

Job Description:

MMI is seeking an experienced fundraiser and grant writer to coordinate our development efforts. As MMI is transitioning from a fully funded initiative to a long-term nonprofit organization, we intend to pursue local, regional, national, and international funding opportunities. We are seeking a professional with a strong background in facilitating large grant proposals, national level relationship building, and strategic sourcing of development opportunities. MMI is both a grantmaker and a direct provider of youth engagement programming—with such a unique model, we are seeking a creative professional who can tell a compelling narrative about our unique contributions to the community. We are not seeking a fundraiser who specializes in building programs to be funded, rather, we are looking for someone who can find the right partners to invest in our current model and evolving programs, providing underserved black and Latino young people in Memphis with stronger opportunities in music and the arts.

This position is located in Memphis, TN; relocation assistance may be available for the right candidate. The Director, Development will report to MMI’s Executive Director.

The Director, Development will:

  • Lead the ongoing development and implementation of an integrated development strategy, in alignment with the overall goals and strategic direction of MMI, incorporating foundation grants, multi-year campaigns, major gifts, corporate partners, and government support;
  • With MMI Executive Director, Chief Operating and Strategy Officer and senior management team, determine revenue goals and monitor revenues;
  • Work collaboratively with MMI Executive Director to build relationships with prospective donors and funding organizations; Initiate and cultivate donor contacts and identify donor prospects; provide briefings, research and context for ED to advance key relationships and build the partnerships behind the proposals;
  • Oversee the creation and editing of grant proposals and reports, solicitation letters, and individual donor proposals, coordinating with program staff on content;
  • Proactively seek new funding sources and maintain relationships with relevant partners and allies, determining the appropriate roles for staff and Board members to play in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors and prospects;
  • Identify potential key influencers to join MMI Board of Directors and/or Development Committee. Effectively collaborate with and leverage connections from the Board to establish a broad base of support from diverse revenue streams;
  • Present information and updates on development activities to the Development Committee, ED, Board of Directors, and other constituencies. Monitor progress toward fundraising goals for all campaigns; organize and share regular updates with key constituent leaders including senior staff

Qualifications:

  • An accomplished front-line fundraiser with a minimum of 5 to 7 years of proven success in development
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing and success in foundation grants, major giftsand building corporate sponsorships
  • Deep knowledge of fundraising best practices with a record of growth and innovation
  • Well-developed communication and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to strategize, define and meet fundraising goals
  • Ability to leverage digital and social media technology to support development strategy and partnerships
  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Passion for music and arts education, advocate for underserved youth

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Significant track record of building and leading successful fundraising programs for nonprofit arts, cultural or educational organizations
  • Strong existing relationships with national level funders
  • Advanced, senior level skills in creating core narratives and messaging that preserves the integrity of programming while highlighting the investment opportunity for funders

To apply, please send a cover letter including salary requirements and a resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee to developmentsearch@memphisismusic.org.


Date Posted: July 5, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin

Dell Medical School  

Position Description

Job Title:  Associate Director, Major Gifts

Interested applicants must submit an application through the UT Austin Job Application System: Associate Director for Development - Associate Director of Major Gifts 

Purpose

To raise major gifts of $100,000+ for Dell Medical School philanthropic initiatives.

Essential Functions

Support fundraising work of the Chief Advancement Officer, the Executive Director for Development and the Director of Principal Gifts. Carry an active portfolio of 50-75 prospective donors with minimum capacity of 100K+. Engage in qualification, strategy, relationship building and closing of major gifts and within 24 months. Consistently produce 2.5M+ per year. Maintain current strategies and records in VIP and associated databases. Participate in proposal preparation, strategy development and stewardship as required for donors in the portfolio. Cultivate relationships and maintain ongoing contact with targeted individuals through face-to-face visits, phone, email and written correspondence. Strategize, develop and present case statements, proposals and agreements for individual gifts, endowments and planned giving opportunities in support of Dell Medical School philanthropic initiatives. Liaison and collaboration with UT Austin college and school units, as well as UT Central Development and external partners, e.g. Seton and Central Health. Serve as liaison to Dell Medical School department(s) as assigned by the Executive Director of Development. Some travel in-state may be required along with some evening and weekend work.

Required Qualifications and Characteristics

Bachelor's degree and five years of direct fundraising or related experience. Experience in relationship building with measureable goals achieved; Proven skills in written and verbal communication, especially interpersonal skills. Track record of success in cultivating and soliciting major gift donors; Experience supporting senior administrators, faculty, and fellow gift officers; Experience in managing a portfolio of at least 75 donors; Experience using the moves management prospect system; Proficient in MS Word, Powerpoint, and Excel; Proven ability for project management; Problem solver; Capable of working independently; Extremely organized; Integrity, professionalism and collegiality; Success in working on a team and interdisciplinarity; Willingness to embrace and contribute to a start-up environment; Personal and professional confidence, accompanied by a sense of humor and empathy toward others. Self-motivated and proven ability to work as a member of a high-performance team.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in major gift fundraising at a higher education institution and/or hospital setting.  Familiarity with capital campaign fundraising. Extensive knowledge of endowments and planned giving opportunities. Experience with VIP database and knowledge of prospecting tools and reports within the VIP system or other prospective donor relations systems; e.g. Raiser’s Edge, Sales Force, etc.  Willingness to embrace and contribute to a start-up environment; Personal and professional confidence 

Working Conditions

Work around standard office conditions; Repetitive use of keyboard at a workstation; Handle sensitive and confidential information with peers, clients and management.  Ability to work with diverse groups.   

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.


Date Posted: July 5, 2017

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 

Oregon State University Foundation
(Corvallis, OR) 

The Oregon State University Foundation seeks an ambitious and motivated development professional to serve as Senior Director of Development, College of Engineering. Oregon State University is an internationally recognized public research university located in Corvallis, one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to also have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. As Oregon’s leading public research university, with $336 million in external funding in the 2016 fiscal year, Oregon State’s impact reaches across the state and beyond. Oregon State also ranks fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy. The OSU Foundation is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1947 and dedicated to enhancing the mission of Oregon State University. The Foundation aspires to be one of the premier public university fundraising programs by capitalizing on past successes, an engaged community of alumni, parents and friends, and the experience of existing and new professionals. For further information, please visit www.osufoundation.edu.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development at the OSU Foundation, the Senior Director of Development is the chief front-line fundraising position responsible for creating a vision and managing a comprehensive major gift program to support the College of Engineering. The Senior Director of Development is expected to devote 70% of work time to major gift fundraising activities and 30% of work time to management and administrative responsibilities. Working in close partnership with the Dean and other constituents, the Senior Director of Development will develop clearly-defined strategic fundraising priorities for the College. The Senior Director of Development will ideally have at least seven to ten years of major gift development experience in higher education; a proven track record of successful major gift fundraising, especially at the $1 million level and above; and experience managing and motivating staff toward greater productivity and efficiency. Experience working with Deans or development leadership to build a philanthropic vision for a School or College is essential. Although this person does not need direct engineering fundraising experience, an interest in engineering or STEM related activities is a plus. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Oregon State University Foundation has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Senior Director of Development, College of Engineering search. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: http://www.morrisberger.com/currentsearches/oregonstateengineering.


Date Posted: July 5, 2017

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 

Oregon State University Foundation
(Corvallis or Portland, OR)

The Oregon State University Foundation seeks an entrepreneurial and experienced fundraiser to serve as Director of Development, College of Business. Oregon State University is an internationally recognized public research university located in Corvallis, one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to also have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. As Oregon’s leading public research university, with $336 million in external funding in the 2016 fiscal year, Oregon State’s impact reaches across the state and beyond. Oregon State also ranks fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy. The OSU Foundation is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1947 and dedicated to enhancing the mission of Oregon State University. The Foundation aspires to be one of the premier public university fundraising programs by capitalizing on past successes, an engaged community of alumni, parents and friends, and the experience of existing and new professionals. For further information, please visit www.osufoundation.edu

With the possibility of being located in either Corvallis or Portland, the Director of Development will report to the Associate Vice President for Development. The Director of Development in the College of Business is the chief front-line fundraising position responsible for managing a comprehensive gift program to support the College of Business. The Director of Development is expected to devote 70% of work time to major gift fundraising activities and 30% of work time to management and administrative responsibilities. In addition to leading the College of Business development team and its major gift engagement activities, the Director of Development will individually manage a portfolio of 50-100 prospects. The Director of Development will ideally have at least five years of major gift development experience in higher education (ideally at a Research I University) or a related field; a proven track record of successful major gift fundraising, especially at the $1 million level and above; and experience managing and motivating staff toward greater productivity and efficiency. Experience working with Deans or development leadership to build a philanthropic vision for a School or College would be a plus. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Oregon State University Foundation has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Director of Development, College of Business search. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: http://www.morrisberger.com/currentsearches/oregonstatebusiness.


Date Posted: July 5, 2017

Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement

Rutgers University Camden

Camden, NJ

Rutgers University–Camden seeks a seasoned, energetic and strategic Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement to build a robust advancement program for the university. Established in 1950, Rutgers–Camden combines the resources of Rutgers, a major national research university, with the smaller, more intimate environment of a mid-sized urban-serving public research institution dedicated to serving the needs of its local and regional community in South Jersey and the greater Delaware Valley. Rutgers–Camden offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral-level programs to more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in four schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Nursing, and Law, which merged with its counterpart in Newark in 2015 to form a single Rutgers Law School. Recognized as a Community-Engagement Classified Institution by the Carnegie Foundation, Rutgers–Camden has made an aggressive commitment to civic engagement. The university is an anchor institution for the growth and development of the Camden community and works closely with new and established corporate citizens in Camden and the entire region. Rutgers–Camden's strategic plan lays out five key directions: providing a first-rate undergraduate education grounded in research and experiential learning; enhancing high-quality and interdisciplinary graduate and professional programs; advancing faculty research excellence; leading in the revitalization of Camden and the Greater Delaware Valley; and increasing enrollment to support strategic goals. Poised for growth, Rutgers–Camden offers a combination of world-class research, personalized student learning, and high impact civic engagement operating within an innovative, entrepreneurial, and student-focused culture.

Reporting jointly to the chancellor of Rutgers–Camden and the president of the Rutgers University Foundation, the vice chancellor oversees the Advancement Office (including divisions of alumni relations, development, marketing, and institutional fundraising), and serves as a member of the Chancellor's Senior Leadership Team and the Foundation President's Executive Leadership Group. The vice chancellor is responsible for pursuing success in three key areas: securing revenue from individual and institutional donors with dedicated stewardship that will increase contributions over time; increasing student and alumni engagement; and promoting the Rutgers–Camden brand to increase visibility, recruit and retain students, and increase philanthropic support. The vice chancellor will be expected to build out the organization and infrastructure of institutional advancement, overseeing a staff of 15 individuals across all units.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned leader, able to establish credible and collaborative working relationships across Rutgers–Camden and the Foundation. She or he will have strong organizational ability, excellent relationship-building skills and cultivation skills, deep experience in prospect engagement and major gifts fundraising, and experience in developing and executing campaign strategy. She or he will be a proven leader, manager, mentor, and collaborative colleague who is comfortable driving major initiatives and supporting the leadership of others, with a track record of effectively managing organizational change and helping an organization achieve its fundraising goals. Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (advanced degree preferred); ten or more years of progressively responsible senior leadership experience in advancement, preferably within a research university or environment of similar complexity; demonstrated understanding of the process of growing a comprehensive advancement program; evident commitment to diversity and a track record of working effectively with diverse groups; personality and demeanor that will fit the unique nature of the University and quickly gain the respect of donors, Trustees, and alumni; intellectual capacity to partner effectively with a chancellor with clear priorities and high expectations; and ability to think strategically during changing economic conditions, particularly in determining where investments need to be made.

Screening will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. All communications will be treated confidentially. Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of five references) should be directed electronically in confidence to:

Kim M. Morrisson, Ph.D. Senior Managing Director

Nancy Helfman, Vice President and Senior Associate

Diversified Search

2005 Market Street, Suite 3300, Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-656-3579

RutgersCamdenAdvancement@divsearch.com

Rutgers–Camden values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

For more information, visit www.camden.rutgers.edu.