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Director of Development

  • 08 Apr 2019 3:36 PM
    Message # 7272290
    Maeven Sipes (Administrator)

    Director of Development in the College of Arts & Sciences - Roosevelt University

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    Pos1tIon Title

    Director of Development in the College of Arts & Sciences



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    Position Summary

    The Director of Development is the chief major gift officer for the College of Arts and Sciences. She/He works closely with the Dean, senior administration and faculty, and is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of the College's comprehensive development program and fundraising plan.

    The position reports to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and is also evaluated by the College Dean.

    This position will have specific metrics each fiscal year, including personal visits and fundraising goals.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    A bachelor’s degree in a related field.

    A minimum of 4 years experience working in fundraising.

    Proven ability to create, implement, and successfully complete individual cultivation and solicitation strategies for donations in excess of $50,000.

    Proven ability to work with deans and faculty to create funding proposals and college-level fundraising strategies. Experience in forming and supporting advisory boards, using best practices, in their fundraising efforts.

    Excellent organizational, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal at skills and attention to detail.

    Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships.

    Ability to demonstrate commitment to service excellence by embodying Roosevelt’s core values, mission, and vision in every aspect of the role working with students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

    A positive and professional demeanor is a must.

    Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

    Years of Experience Required


    Required Education

    Bachelor’s Degree

    Certification/Licensure Required

    Minimum Qualifications

    Please refer to knowledge, skills, and abilities required.

    Preferred Qua1lfIcatIons

    Degree in an Arts and Sciences discipline preferred,

    Experience with corporation and foundation fundraising desired,

    A demonstrated successful track record of fundraising in higher education. Ability to analyze complex data.

    Experience in using Raiser's Edge database.

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    Working Conditions

    Normal climate-controlled office environment is provided. Job is largely active; there is a need to move about the office and buildings frequently. Occasional bending, stooping, lifting, pushing and/or pulling is required (typically less than 10 pounds of weight or pressure). Regular use of desktop computer is required, calling for frequent hand/wrist movement and repetition. Moderate to high level of stress. Constant travel within the local or regional setting is be required.

    Priority Application Instruct ions

    Departmental Contact Information

    Jan Parkin

    Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement


    Essential Job Functions

    Duty and Responsibility

    Serve as fundraiser for the largest college in the University.

    Develop a strategic development plan for the college, in consultation with the dean, senior college administration, and faculty. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and close major gift prospects.

    Maintain a portfolio of a minimum of 100 prospects.

    Assist dean and faculty in forming and supporting advisory boards in their fundraising efforts. Serve as a resource to the College about fundraising methods and best practices.

    Work with dean, department chairs, faculty, and staff to develop funding proposals.

    Establish productive relationships with donors and prospects, to maintain and grow College programs. Plan and attend college-specific events to recruit and retain donors.

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    Duty and Responsibility

    Work collaboratively with fundraising stab in the Office of Institutional Advancement to serve the needs of the College and the University.

    Serve as a liaison to the Office of Institutional Advancement by identifying corporation and foundation funding opportunities.

    Attend selected events across all Colleges, and across the University.

    Keep informed about national and local fundraising trends and practices.

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    Duty and Responsibility

    Work with Institutional Advancement leaders and staff to create and implement an integrated, strategic development plan.

    Maintain updated notes, produce reports, and attend internal meetings.

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    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field?



    2. * Do you have 4 years of fundraising experience?

    (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Do you have experience in higher education fundraising strategies?

    ◦ Yes

    ◦ No

    4. * Where did you learn of this opportunity?

    Roosevelt Careers Website

    Roosevelt Employee Referral


    Inside HigherEd Job Board

    GCHERC Job Board


    (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

    1. Resume

    2. Cover Letter

    3. List of References

    Optional Documents


    Apply online at https://jobs.roosevelt.edu/postings/4815

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