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Senior Director of Development, Principal Gifts

Employer
Rice University
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Oct 21, 2022

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Position Type
Executive
Fields
Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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Senior Director of Development, Principal Gifts
Rice University

 

Bryant Group is excited to partner with Rice University in seeking applications and nominations for the position of Senior Director of Development, Principal Gifts.

 

The Opportunity
Rice University seeks a mission-focused collaborative leader who has a commitment to Rice University’s mission, an intellectual curiosity about the work of the University, and the ability to translate a broad range of academic areas into inspiring visions for donors. The Senior Director of Development, Principal Gifts will build strong relationships with internal constituencies and colleagues promoting a positive and collaborative climate for building partnerships for developmental strategy and planning across the University.

 

Serving as a member of the Principal Gifts team, the Senior Director of Development, Principal Gifts will report directly to the Associate Vice President for Development, and work directly with the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, the President and other senior university officials (including Deans and directors of academic units) in support of the mission and priorities of Rice University.

 

Rice University, among the nation’s top 20 universities, is experiencing one of the most exciting times in its history. President DesRoches’ commitment to academic excellence and inclusion positions Rice for a successful and exciting future. For more information about Rice University, visit: https://www.rice.edu/  

 

Position Description

 

The Principal Gifts team at Rice University develops engagement, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for high-net-worth individuals and families, and ensures these strategies are actively pursued and executed. The ideal candidate will have a  demonstrated track record of securing principal gift commitments at the $5 million level and higher. The successful candidate will exemplify the sophisticated stewardship, creativity and poise required to inspire and mobilize the aspirations of internal partners and prospective donors essential to maintain and expand donor relationships to garner philanthropic investment on behalf of Rice University.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and manages a portfolio of principal gift prospects through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors while working closely with the President, members of the Board of Trustees, and volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of these prospects
  • Identifies fundraising priorities and devises plans and strategies to accomplish goals
  • Works collaboratively with faculty and development colleagues in support of fundraising initiatives
  • Collaborates on development-related communications and events
  • Supports the President and the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations in implementing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for members of the Board of Trustees and principal gift prospects

 

Application Procedure
To be considered for the Senior Director of Development, Principal Gifts opportunity, please submit your letter of interest and resume in confidence to:

Tracy Frederick,

Senior Executive Recruiter, BRYANT GROUP

info@bryantgrp.com 

Priority will be given to materials received prior to

November 4, 2022.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

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