Loyola Law School, Los Angeles is currently seeking a Senior Director of Development. As a senior member of the Law School Advancement team, this position is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction in the Law School's next comprehensive campaign. This position will strategically cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors. Develop and implement a comprehensive major and planned gift program to involve alumni, friends, and law firms in the mission and goals of Loyola Law School. The Senior Director will be expected to raise major and planned gifts ($100,000 and more) in support of the School's fundraising priorities.
Loyola Law School is located in the legal, financial and media capital of Los Angeles. It is home to world-renowned faculty, and academic programs at the leading edge of the legal field. Our students want to change the world, and they're doing it. Loyola Law is the first ABA-approved school in California with a pro bono graduation requirement and we are committed to ethics and the public interest. Our 1,100 students donate more than 40,000 hours per year to nonprofit organizations and have helped get five wrongly convicted people out of prison and off of death row. Entertainment law, cybersecurity, juvenile justice, conflict resolution and immigration law are a few of the areas where Loyola Law is defining the state of the art. And our programs in China and Italy reflect a recognition that for our students, the entire globe is home.
Typically a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. Master's degree preferred. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Candidates must have at minimum seven (7) years of professional fundraising, preferably in higher education. A track-record that demonstrates solid fundraising results in annual giving and major gifts. This includes the ability to plan, organize and implement fundraising activities effectively, as well as participate in high-level individual, corporate, and/or foundation solicitations. The demonstrated ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects and personally ask and close gifts is also needed. We are seeking candidates that have the willingness to travel and work occasional weekend/evening hours. Successful candidates will have experience with dealing effectively and comfortably with high-level donor prospects. Candidates will also need to have demonstrated computer competency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and preferably have knowledge of Advance or other comparable fundraising systems.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.