The University of Louisville is seeking an effective, innovative
and seasoned major gifts officer to join its professional
development team. The Senior Director of Development for the
J.B. Speed School of Engineering serves as the lead major gift
fundraiser for the JB School of Engineering. The Senior Director
will work with the Dean of the Speed School and the Assistant Vice
President of Development for Belknap campus to plan and execute a
philanthropic gift program that will align with priorities set
forth by the Dean of the Speed School. This position will supervise
the major giving development team while managing a portfolio of
major gifts donor/prospects.
Master’s Degree and 5 years of related experience.
Additional experience can be used to offset the educational
Experience in non-profit fundraising, capital projects
fundraising, particularly in higher education
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
- Lead, coach, train and manage a staff of development
professionals responsible for major gift fundraising for the JB
Speed School of Engineering.
- Lead staff in planning and executing annual and long-term
strategic operational goals by executing a comprehensive
philanthropic program, in coordination with the Assistant Vice
President of Belknap, and the dean of the Speed School.
- Cultivate, recruit, and train fundraising volunteers and
committees in support of the university's priorities and special
projects. Coordinate events to assure that the cultivation of major
donors and prospects is ongoing and comprehensive.
- Build and manage a portfolio of approximately 50 major gift
- Solicit and secure gifts to reach a minimum annual goal of
$1.5Million or more (as determined by supervisor).
- Complete a minimum of 125 face-to-face meetings annually with
donors and prospective donors.
- Record moves management activity within the Advancement
- Work collaboratively with colleagues through the Division of
University Advancement including the Office of Alumni Relations,
Office of Annual Giving, Advancement Services, Corporate and
Foundation Relations, and the University of Louisville
Some evening and weekend work is required.
The ideal candidate will be self-driven and goal oriented, the
individual will be adept in handling multiple priorities, and act
with a high degree of professionalism, personal integrity,
creativity, and cooperation, with internal and external
constituents, and in compliance with Affirmative Action
University Advancement encourages candidates
to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work
environments, will work effectively on increasingly diverse teams,
and will serve the increasingly diverse students we admit and want
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