Senior Director of Advancement
The University of South Carolina School of Music is accepting applications for a Senior Director of Development/Assistant Dean of Advancement. This position will be responsible for the coordination and management of an effective, comprehensive, and ongoing advancement program through major gifts fundraising, alumni relations, and communications. Responsibilities include planning, managing, implementation, promotion, coordination and administration of major gift fundraising. This includes leadership responsibilities of the advancement operations and communication strategies for the School and supervision of the Advancement team. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President of Development (AVP) for fundraising expertise and strategies and is responsible to the Dean for the execution of a strategic vision of communications for the School of Music. The Dean provides direction on the fundraising priorities and strategic vision for the School. The development component of this position is part of the University Development team and operates within the system and procedures of UofSC Development, to ensure consistent and well-coordinated activities across the School, University Development, and the University system.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 9 years proven experience in major gift/development, donor relations, sales, or a combination of education and experience, from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been acquired, may be substituted. Supervisory experience is required. Travel to geographical locations of donors/prospects and working evenings and weekends is required. Must have a valid driver's license. Preferred qualifications also include proven experience in major gift/development in higher education and/or hybrid development model. Previous campaign experience, including experience soliciting and closing $1M gifts. Familiarity with Blackbaud CRM donor database preferred.The applicant should have a thorough knowledge of principles and methods of planning and conducting a comprehensive fundraising program and focused marketing and communications program.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship with faculty, alumni, donors, students, volunteers, businesses, and the general public. Outstanding oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to travel, work evenings and weekends, as required. Effective computer experience, including database operation and word processing. Supervisory experience in hiring, managing, training, and mentoring development directors and administrative staff are required. Proven ability to develop relationships with leaders in a broad range of professions.