The role of University Advancement is to engage the alumni and friends of the University in ways that are meaningful to them. The Director of Development for the College of Allied Health & Nursing is a member of the University Advancement team that focuses on major gift fundraising for the college. The University Advancement unit has had successive record fundraising years through a strategy of "donor focused, data driven" efforts. This position requires an outgoing personality with high integrity, outstanding work ethic, intellectual bandwidth and the ability to engage people easily. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is able to work as a teammate in collaborative efforts as well as be responsible for meeting weekly, monthly and annual goals. This position is responsible for the overall leadership, management, execution and follow-up of the College's fundraising (development) efforts. The Director of Development for the College of Allied Health & Nursing reports directly to the Vice President of University Advancement, and works closely with the College of Allied Health & Nursing Dean, faculty and staff.
Bachelors Degree (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application)
Three (3) years experience in nonprofit administration, fundraising, alumni affairs, public relations, education, sales and promotions, marketing, or a related field in order to acquire skills necessary to administer, coordinate and/or participate in a variety of fundraising activities.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated track record of success in goal-setting and measurable achievement and follow-up.
Demonstrated negotiating and closing skills.
Fundraising or sales experience preferred.
Strong interpersonal communication skills.
Strong presentation, writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
Strong planning skills and the ability to implement strategic plans, including demonstrated ability to use research tools (such as donor profile information) to create plans.
Ability to travel throughout the community, state and country, with occasional (estimated 3 nights monthly) overnight travel.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
Demonstrated ability to be a positive contributing member of multiple teams at once (College and Division).
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Contact information for three (3) references
Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
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