Franklin Pierce University has been empowering thousands of undergraduate and graduate students in achieving academic excellence and leading meaningful and successful lives since 1962. Continuing in our tradition of promotion close connections between students, faculty, staff and alumni, we are inviting applications from experienced fundraisers to join our University Advancement division as Director of Leadership Giving.
Your role as the Director of Leadership Giving will be to develop and manage a portfolio of approximately 100 individual donors and prospects, build strong relationships through face-to-face, email and telephone communications. Your strong fundraising experience will be utilized to oversee donor relations and stewardship of scholarship funds, and provide guidance and leadership on annual giving and oversight of the annual fund.
Working closely with the Associate Vice President and Vice President of University Advancement, you will participate in the assembling and documenting of the annual plan, and providing regular updates and reports. Essential to the role is the development and execution of strategies for assigned projects, and working toward achieving the goals of the division and University.
Experience and Qualifications:
The skills and abilities that you will bring with you to this important role include:
Five + years of experience in higher education or nonprofit fundraising.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated abilities to solicit leadership level annual gifts as well as scholarship contributions.
Knowledge of financial planning, trusts and the estate settlement process is preferable.
Bachelor’s degree is required, a Masters preferred.
Database experience is necessary, and Raiser’s Edge experience is a plus.
Availability to travel for up to 65% of the job is necessary.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position will be in July 2019.
Additional Salary Information: Position eligible for medical, dental, vision, tuition and pension benefits.
About Franklin Pierce University
Franklin Pierce is a private, non-profit, regionally-accredited University where every student has the opportunity to discover their passion and greatest potential. Through its campuses in Rindge, New Hampshire and Goodyear, Arizona, as well as centers across New Hampshire in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Lebanon, Franklin Pierce provides flexible learning options that serve a wide range of students. The University community affectionately referred to as “Raven Nation” includes its Division II athletics program, which involves approximately 40% of the undergraduate student body. With more than 75 NCAA Championship appearances, the University boasts six national championships in both men’s and women’s soccer, more than 40 conference championships, and 10 national players of the year.