Director of Principal Gift Strategic Operations

Employer
Clemson University
Location
South Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jul 20, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Planned Giving
Fields
Community Foundations
Employment Type
Full Time

Clemson University


Job ID: 106301

Location: Clemson University

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Initiate and implement gift planning strategies targeting principal level donors to secure philanthropic gifts of $1M or more. Provide leadership in the development of a collaborative team approach for engagement, solicitation and stewardship of principal gift level prospects and donors. Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB DUTIES:

30% - Essential - Project Management:
Implement, coordinate, and execute principal gift projects/initiatives. Collaborate with staff including Prospect Research, Marketing & Communications, Development Officers, Central Donor Relations, Advancement Services, Alumni Engagement, External Communications and Executive Leadership to provide reporting and analytics on principal gift pipeline, stewardship and tracking of various fundraising opportunities.

30% - Essential - Strategic Planning:
Develop strategic plans to align donor interests with University initiative and priorities. Maintain knowledge of donor investments and the University's strategic plan for excellence. Facilitate strategy sessions for creation and dissemination of donor communications. Collect and analyze data from multiple internal and external sources (e.g. higher educational institutions), as needed.

20% - Essential - Proposal Writing/Presentation Preparation:
Plan, create and implement creative communications supporting principal level fundraising goals and objectives. Collaborate with partners to create and prepare comprehensive proposals and gift presentations for principal gift reports. Research, compose and edit gift opportunities. Proficient in desktop publishing software, e.g. Adobe InDesign and Microsoft PowerPoint.

20% - Essential - Engagement:
Serve as point of contact for Principal Gifts team to manage reports, special events, marketing and donor engagement. Partners with Senior Associate Vice President of Development to collaborate with Development Officers and senior leadership to design and implement specialized engagement through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects/donors in the principal gift portfolio.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education - Bachelor's Degree

Work Experience - 5+ years

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

Education - Master's Degree in Higher Education Fundraising

Work Experience - 8+ years

RESPONSIBILITIES:

JOB KNOWLEDGE
Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises Student Workers only - Supervises Student workers only

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES
No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Education - Master's Degree in Higher Education Fundraising

Work Experience - 8+ years

WORKING CONDITIONS:

No Work Conditions

WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 37.5; Salary Commensurate with Experience.

JOB LOCATION:

Clemson, SC

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Open Until Filled

CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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