Assistant Director, Development - Biden School

Delaware, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 28, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Prospect Research
Employment Type
Full Time
University of Delaware
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Job No: 500247
Work Type: Staff
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Development & Alumni Relations, Full Time



Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for External Relations, Biden School, the position of Assistant Director, Development, Biden School is responsible for managing a portfolio of qualified donors and potential prospects with an emphasis on increasing philanthropy with the Biden School of Public Policy & Administration. The Assistant Director will work to renew and increase giving at the $250-$999 and $1,000-$25,000 levels in support of future pipeline development and qualify prospects for major gifts inclination and ability.


  • Implement and execute strategies for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, and successfully soliciting individuals for gifts to support the Biden School of Public Policy & Administration with an emphasis on soliciting gifts of $1,000-$25,000 and qualifying major gift prospects.
  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 250 prospects through an active schedule of solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship meetings with existing donors and new prospects.
  • Work with the Assistant Dean for External Relations and major gift officers to create strategy for potential major gift prospects.
  • Develop an extensive working knowledge and understanding of University programs, plans, goals, and projects to apply to donor strategies.


  • Bachelor's degree and two years of development or related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new skills and willingness to adopt new practices.
  • Ability to conceptualize, analyze, assess, develop, and implement fundraising and volunteer engagement strategies.
  • Successful record of collaboration with colleagues.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to travel locally and regionally, and flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed.

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