Reporting to the Director of Development, the Associate Director
of Development is responsible for assisting the Office of External
Relations to meet the fundraising objectives of the College of
Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS). The Associate Director will
represent the College of Behavioral and Social Science units to
internal and external audiences while working with members of the
university community to advance our mission. This individual is
expected to partner effectively with the BSOS faculty and
leadership as well as volunteers.
Education (include licenses, certifications,
The Associate Director of Development will manage a portfolio of
approximately 100 major gift prospects with the objective of
discovering, cultivating, soliciting and closing major gifts from
$50,000 – $1M+ and developing a strong portfolio of supporters.
Additionally, the Associate Director is expected to make a minimum
of 10-12 prospect visits each month, both locally and nationally.
They will be assigned departments and will be a liaison to
college-level academic and research centers and Dean’s level chairs
for fundraising strategy.
The Associate Director will report to the Director of Development
and work with them on donor strategies and fundraising goals. They
will attend and may facilitate, in areas of expertise, specialized
training and development sessions with deans, directors, seasoned
and new professionals, faculty and staff, and volunteers.
This position requires time out of the office meeting with
prospective donors and travel is expected for approximately 50% of
the time, with local and national travel expected and some nights
and weekends required.
Bachelor’s degree required.
A minimum of five years of
successful development/fundraising or equivalent experience,
preferably within major gifts. A proven record of working
effectively and initiating and building relationships with
prospects. A successful track record of soliciting, securing and
closing philanthropic gifts or client relationships. A proven
record of working effectively initiating and building relationships
with prospects. A successful track record of soliciting, securing,
and closing philanthropic gifts.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must demonstrate an interest in higher education advancement to
engage and cultivate prospects and donors.
- Energetic professional with a proven track record of building
excellent donor/client relationships.
- Willingness and ability to make “cold calls” and to cultivate
relationships with and solicit individuals and/or corporations and
- Excellent writing skills.
- Ability to manage many projects simultaneously and a
demonstrated record of completing assignments.
- Strong customer service ethic and experience overseeing
successful events and activities.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with
diverse groups of constituents and colleagues, and show strength in
leadership of staff.
- Demonstrated ability to represent the University in a highly
professional and effective manner.