Director, Dartmouth West Coast Advancement
Dartmouth seeks a Director to lead the West Coast Advancement region and to implement a sophisticated, integrated, efficient and impactful presence across all constituents in the region. With a high degree of autonomy and delegated authority to act on the College's behalf, the new director will work independently at a high level while actively engaging with the main campus to ensure the West Coast staff is in lock step with the home institution and its priorities. It is important that the new director is proactive, tenacious, and entrepreneurial and able to build close relationships and partnerships with others, including donors, volunteers, colleagues, faculty, deans, and other academic leaders to build upon a successful West Coast region major gift program. The Director will oversee several frontline fundraisers and be personally responsible for working with approximately 150 families to implement comprehensive cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for restricted and unrestricted gifts to Dartmouth.
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree with 10 years of experience in a complex or university development operation; or the equivalent. Evidence of successful solicitations at leadership giving level, and experience working with alumni and parents in an educational setting preferred. The successful candidate must be a team player with maturity, intelligence, and professionalism that earn the respect of colleagues, volunteers, and donors. Strong leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and demonstrated analytical and strategic thinking skills are essential. The Director must have an engaging personality with demonstrated initiative and creative energy. Staff and volunteer management experience is preferred.
Dartmouth College offers competitive compensation and benefits. Dartmouth is in the midst of a $3 billion comprehensive campaign, The Call to Lead, to advance Dartmouth's distinctive educational model to its full potential. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with an enthusiastic Advancement team to help ensure the continuing excellence of an internationally renowned academic institution. The Advancement division invests in its people through a robust onboarding program, peer partnerships, and quarterly professional development opportunities that bring staff together for shared learning experiences. These and other opportunities make Dartmouth an outstanding place for career development and growth.
For more information, to make a nomination, or to apply for this role, please visit https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/56260. Confidential inquiries can be made by emailing Lesa.M.Knapp@dartmouth.edu or calling (603) 646-1317.
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.