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Director of Development, College of Health, Education & Human Services University Advancement

Wright State University
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 11, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Other Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Development, College of Health, Education & Human Services
University Advancement
Wright State University

Wright State University is seeking a full-time Director of Development for College of Health, Education & Human Services to raise private gifts from alumni and friends in support of university and college fundraising priorities; build long-term relationships with donors and prospects on behalf of the university and college;  solicit gifts of at least $25k and ranging up to six- and seven-figure gifts to support scholarships, endowment, capital, programmatic objectives, and discretionary funding; work with the dean on strategic funding priorities; manage 200 assigned prospects, conduct 150 visits/year and submit 20 proposals annually; other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of related experience.
  • Documentable success in business, higher education, or sales environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices associated with fundraising or business development.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills & attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to handle complex and confidential information.
  • Highly motivated to make contacts resulting in multiple personal visits each week.
  • Ability to think strategically and translate that thinking into targeted goals and actions.
  • Ability to ask for and close major gifts.
  • Demonstrated skill in making fundraising or sales calls and business presentations.

To apply, go to by September 20, 2023 for first consideration. Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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