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Sr. Director of Development-J.B. Speed School of Engineering

University of Louisville
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 1, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Academic Centers, Education, Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time
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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.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s Degree and 5 years of related experience.  Additional experience can be used to offset the educational requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

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 donors.
  • 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 database platform.
  • 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 Foundation.

 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 guidelines.

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 to attract.

Benefits – The University of Louisville has an exceptional benefits package; to learn more about our benefits please visit here

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