Director of Development, College of Health and Human Sciences
· Identify and establish personal contact with current and prospective major gift donors whose interest and financial capacity have the greatest likelihood of strategically meeting the Unit and University fundraising goals.
· Orchestrate and execute the advancement of relationships with the prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
· Collaborate with appropriate development and academic staff to develop prospect strategies and build relationships.
· Responsible for securing major gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the unit leadership, their programs, disciplines and the University, with an expectation of raising a minimum of $1M gifts annually.
· Set specific objectives to effectively advance toward solicitation of major gifts.
· Ensure appropriate coordination with Unit’s corporate and business partners and various unit and University constituencies.
· Prepare proposals and solicit prospects for gifts in support of the Unit’s strategic plan and fundraising priorities.
· Host or co-host receptions and other donor events locally and regionally.
· Provide stewardship of gifts including acknowledgement process, coordinating recognition events, dedications, and working with the University Development Office on appropriate recognition.
· Become familiar with and understand key initiatives of the Unit relating to faculty, students, instruction and research.
· Frequent travel and/or evening and weekend duties are required.
· Plan and implement the advancement program for the unit including development, alumni relations, and marketing and communications for advancement.
· Work with the Unit Development/Advancement staff, Unit Head and Associate Vice President for Advancement to develop and implement a fundraising plan, including strategies and a timeline for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, corporate and foundation donor prospects.
· Ensure effective records maintenance, including timely filling of requests for prospect assignments, prospect strategies and contact reports, using the university’s prospect management system (e.g. Pacesetter, ARC, etc.)
· Report regularly on the progress toward the Unit’s annual action plan.
· Provide vision and collaboration for the Unit’s advancement and communications activities.
· Provide input to communications targeted at donors and prospects.
· Become adept at using the Advancement database in support of major gift activities.
· Continually improve professional competency through participation in and/or leadership in professional organizational and other not-for profit organizations.
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including the demonstrated ability to communicate well in writing and speak before large groups.
· Ability to interpret and articulate the mission of Purdue University needed.
· Must be able to interact with stakeholders from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds.
· Ability to represent the University with tact and diplomacy at all times required.
· Sound judgment, initiative, and ability to collaborate effectively required.
· Excellent relationship building, organizational and time management skills required.
· Knowledge of finance, planned giving, alumni relations, corporate relations, and advancement communications preferred.
· Ability to continuously improve professional competency through participation in professional education opportunities.
· Good computer skills necessary.
· Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.
· Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree a plus.
· Three years of experience in fund development including solicitation of major gifts and/or related work experience required.
· Experience in higher education or other non-profit organizations a plus but not required.
· Familiarity with the programs across the college desired but not required.
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