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Director of Development-College of Business

University of Louisville
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 17, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Community Foundations, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Description

The Director of Development leads and manages a staff of development professionals, while planning and executing a comprehensive philanthropic program for the College of Business in coordination with the Executive Director of External Relations & Advancement and the Dean of the College of Business.  The Director of Development will work collaboratively with colleagues across University Advancement to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift prospects for the College of Business. All job functions must be performed with a high degree of professionalism, including responsibility, initiative, creativity, dependability, human relations, cooperation, courtesy, and in compliance with Affirmative Action. A high level of personal and professional integrity is a must, along with the ability to communicate effectively and frequently with colleagues. 


  • Meet or exceed annual goals as defined each year in a personal assessment scorecard.
  • Build and manage a major gift prospect portfolio of approximately 75 major gift donors
  • Solicit and secure gifts to reach an annual goal of no less than $500,000 or more (as determined by supervisor)
  • Complete 144 or more face-to-face meetings annually with donors and prospective donors.
  • Record moves management activity within the Advancement database platform.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues through donor identification and donor referral.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s Degree and 3 years of related experience.  Additional experience can be used to offset the educational requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in non-profit fundraising, higher education fundraising experience is preferred.

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