Director of Development & Unit Lead

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

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations
Fields
Community Foundations
Employment Type
Full Time
Clemson University



Job ID:106841

Location:Clemson University

Full/Part Time:Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:Regular

JOB SUMMARY:

Clemson University's University Development Team is looking for a Director of Development & Unit Lead to fulfill the following duties:
  • Serves as Director of Development and Unit Lead within the Advancement Division and the College of Education.
  • Provides strategy, leadership, direction, coordination and management of all levels of giving for all units/programs within the College.
  • Develops priorities and philanthropic strategy in collaboration with critical College Administrators and the Executive Director, implements strategic plans, and inspires stakeholders' support of these priorities to fulfill the College's mission and support their ability to implement programs and initiatives.
  • Communicates, collaborates and coordinates between the College and Advancement division, as well as creates productive partnerships with other college and unit fundraising programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


JOB DUTIES:

50% - Essential - Fundraising:
Manages a dynamic portfolio (150 maximum) of prospects/donors who have the capacity to make a philanthropic major gift. Qualifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards gifts from College/Unit donors, alumni, and friends through 180-200 visits annually. Raises a minimum of $750,000 on an annual basis with subsequent years' goals determined in conjunction with the Executive Director. Coordinates cultivation, stewardship and donor engagement opportunities/events for assigned donors and the College of Education.

35% - Essential - College Leadership and Engagement:
Establishes strong partnerships with the Dean and strategic leaders within the College. Leads efforts for the unit for the upcoming capital campaign by collaborating with College and supporting unit/program leadership to develop philanthropic strategy that advances the key priorities for the campaign and the College's mission. Engages actively with the Dean and college/unit leaders in the cultivation and stewardship efforts of top donors and prospects. Serves as the primary liaison and mission critical link between the Advancement division and the College of Education and its supporting units/programs.

15% - Essential - Strategic Collaboration and Facilitation:
Utilizes relationships with the Dean and other key leaders to advance the philanthropic strategies and priorities of the College and exceed the annual fundraising goals. Facilitates collaboration with team members across the Advancement division who are essential to the College's fundraising efforts. Participates in the University Development Team's Unit Lead cohort.

JOB DUTIES:

50% - Essential - Fundraising:
Manages a dynamic portfolio (150 maximum) of prospects/donors who have the capacity to make a philanthropic major gift. Qualifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards gifts from College/Unit donors, alumni, and friends through 180-200 visits annually. Raises a minimum of $750,000 on an annual basis with subsequent years' goals determined in conjunction with the Executive Director. Coordinates cultivation, stewardship and donor engagement opportunities/events for assigned donors and the College of Education.

35% - Essential - College Leadership and Engagement:
Establishes strong partnerships with the Dean and strategic leaders within the College. Leads efforts for the unit for the upcoming capital campaign by collaborating with College and supporting unit/program leadership to develop philanthropic strategy that advances the key priorities for the campaign and the College's mission. Engages actively with the Dean and college/unit leaders in the cultivation and stewardship efforts of top donors and prospects. Serves as the primary liaison and mission critical link between the Advancement division and the College of Education and its supporting units/programs.

15% - Essential - Strategic Collaboration and Facilitation:
Utilizes relationships with the Dean and other key leaders to advance the philanthropic strategies and priorities of the College and exceed the annual fundraising goals. Facilitates collaboration with team members across the Advancement division who are essential to the College's fundraising efforts. Participates in the University Development Team's Unit Lead cohort.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education - Bachelor's Degree with experience in fundraising, development, sales
Work Experience - 3+ Years

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

Work Experience - Experience in Higher-education or complex non-profit fundraising

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
No Supervisory Duties - Not responsible for supervising employees.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Monitors Budget - Does not provide input but is responsible for monitoring the departmental budget and may oversee fund allocation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work Experience - Experience in Higher-education or complex non-profit fundraising

WORKING CONDITIONS:

50% - Overnight Travel: day and overnight travel required

WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hours: 37.5; Expected Salary Range ($ 61,852.00 - $ 85,000.00)

JOB LOCATION:

Clemson, SC

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

July 21, 2022

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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