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Senior Director of Development, Smith School of Business

University of Maryland
Maryland, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 14, 2024
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Senior Director of Development will be responsible for helping to meet the fundraising objectives of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. The Senior Director will actively manage a portfolio of 75-100 major gift and principal prospects (ability to give $50,000 or more), and will make at least 100 visits per year while raising $1M+ annually (15+ major gift asks). The Senior Director will also supervise 2 major gift officers.   The Senior Director will apply knowledge and understanding of the University of Maryland and the Smith School, its traditions, programs, campus issues, needs and priorities to the development process. They must be able to persuasively discuss academic programs, philanthropic opportunities and priorities with prospective donors and volunteers to successfully solicit and close gifts on behalf of the school.   Collaboration with key stakeholders in the Smith School, including the dean and center/program directors, 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, to develop strategies for joint solicitation and to negotiate differences.   This position must be able to travel 50% of the time and work evenings and weekends as needed.

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