Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Senior
Director of Development, Do Good will be responsible for meeting
the fundraising objectives of the UMD Do Good Campus. The
Senior Director will actively manage a portfolio of major gift and
principal gift prospects, most of whom will have the ability to
give $50,000 or more. The incumbent of this position will be
expected to achieve metrics of visits, solicitations, granted
proposals and dollars raised which are commensurate with position
expectations and other development directors at UMD.
With a dotted line reporting structure to the office of the Senior
Vice President and Provost of UMD, as well as the Do Good
Institute and the School of Public Policy, the Senior Director of
Development serves as a lead fundraiser for the Do Good Campus and
Do Good Institute. In addition to an aggressive five year
fundraising goal, the Senior Director will have responsibility for
maintaining a frequent meeting cadence with the Do Good Institute,
formulating and executing an integrated program of development
strategies to maximize philanthropic support for Do Good Campus.
These efforts will be created in support of, and aligned with the
goals of, the Provost, the Do Good Campus Strategic Leadership
Council, the Do Good Institute, and the Development team in the
School of Public Policy. As a collaborative partner, the Senior
Director will become a subject matter expert on the Do Good Campus
and the Do Good Institute.
The Senior Director will apply knowledge and understanding of the
University of Maryland and its development units, its traditions,
programs, campus issues, needs and priorities relevant to the
development process. They must be able to persuasively discuss
academic programs, experiential learning programs, philanthropic
opportunities and priorities with prospective donors and volunteers
to successfully solicit and close gifts on behalf of the Do Good
Campus and Do Good Institute.
Collaboration with all UMD academic colleges/schools,
constituent groups, campus colleagues, faculty and administrators
is essential to the success of this role. The Senior Director will
work with fundraising colleagues in University Relations and other
campus schools and units, particularly the School of Public Policy,
to develop strategies for joint solicitations and to negotiate
competing priorities, including issues of donor intent and
operational feasibility or capacity.
This position must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Frequent local travel, and occasional national travel is required
(up to 50%). The Senior Director will serve as a member of the
central University Relations Development & Alumni Relations
team and as a frontline fundraiser.