R712 Regional Director of Development / Senior Regional Director
Washington and Lee
University seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and experienced
fundraising professional to join its high performing leadership
giving team as a Regional Director of Development / Senior Regional
Director of Development (RDoD). Reporting to the Director of
Regional Leadership Giving, this leadership gift officer is
responsible for raising philanthropic support from donors, alumni,
parents and friends of W&L in a defined geographic region. The
RDoD will be part of a team raising support for W&L to meet its
ambitious goals through the Leading Lives of Consequences
The RDoD will design, develop, and manage a comprehensive program
of focused solicitation strategies to persuasively present the
priorities, make a case for university support and successfully
close major gifts of five to seven figures.
Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and
inclusive environment that allows students and employees of
multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work,
and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that
environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of
- Develops and manages a portfolio of 150-200 potential
- Travels extensively to visit with donors and highly rated
prospects with defined moves management plans for each prospect
after an initial visit.
- Participates in donor prospect strategy sessions.
- Successfully solicits and closes five to seven figure
- Persuasively present the University's mission and goals.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, and senior
- Other related duties as assigned.
- A Bachelor's degree is required.
- Strong character and leadership abilities and excellent human
relations skills to represent the University effectively with its
alumni, parents and other external constituents.
- Passionate, high-energy individual with outstanding skills in
time management, communication, and team building with a history of
success in previous work experience and a desire to work in higher
- Three to five years of fundraising and/or development
experience preferably in a higher education, non-profit, or a
foundation setting, or a combination of education and experience
from which a similar skillset is attained.
- A record of achieving ambitious targets and goals is expected.
The position requires sophisticated interpersonal skills, the
ability to listen effectively, and outstanding written and oral
communication skills. Candidates should be organized, able to work
collaboratively and strategically, and be a talented motivator of
Work Schedule: M-F 8:30-4:30 Frequent travel
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. Resume and cover letter are required.
Upload both required documents to the Resume/CV upload section of
the application. You will be asked to provide names and contact
information for three professional references.
External Applicants: Application instructions for
external applicants are located on the http://jobs.wlu.edu or
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing
Workday account. Instructions are located at http://jobs.wlu.edu or https://wlu.app.box.com/s/8um2ifwvgl035vny4gy834phc6gkvw2c
Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with
occasional nights and weekend hours required. Frequent travel will
Exempt, Full Time, Benefit
$83,234.14 - Pay Commensurate