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Director of Development - College of Education

Clemson University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 9, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations
Employment Type
Full Time

Clemson University

Job ID:109067

Location:Clemson University

Full/Part Time:Full-Time



Clemson University's Advancement Division is looking for a Director of Development to support the College of Education in fulfilling the following duties:
  • Serves as Director of Development and Unit Lead within the Advancement Division and the College of Education.
  • Provides strategy, leadership, direction, coordination and management of all levels of giving for all units/programs within the College.
  • Develops priorities and philanthropic strategy in collaboration with critical College Administrators and the Executive Director, implements strategic plans, and inspires stakeholders support of these priorities to fulfill the College's mission and support their ability to implement programs and initiatives.
  • Communicates, collaborates and coordinates between the College and Advancement division, as well as creates productive partnerships with other college and unit fundraising programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


60% - Essential - Fundraising:
Manages a dynamic portfolio of prospects/donors who have the capacity to make a philanthropic major gift of $50,000 or more. Qualifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards gifts from College/Unit donors, alumni, and friends through 160-180 visits annually. Raises a minimum of $750K-$1.25M on an annual basis with subsequent years' goals determined in conjunction with the Executive Director. Coordinates cultivation, stewardship and donor engagement opportunities/events for assigned donors and the College of Education.

30% - Essential - College Leadership and Engagement:
Establishes strong partnerships with the Dean and strategic leaders within the College. Leads efforts for the unit for the upcoming capital campaign by collaborating with College and supporting unit/program leadership to develop philanthropic strategy that advances the key priorities for the campaign and the College's mission. Engages actively with the Dean and college/unit leaders in the cultivation and stewardship efforts of top donors and prospects. Serves as the primary liaison and mission critical link between the Advancement division and the College and its supporting units/programs.

10% - Essential - Strategic Collaboration and Facilitation:
Build productive relationships across the university with Deans, administrators, faculty and staff to gain fluency in the priorities and excellence of the colleges, schools, units and areas of Clemson University to articulate giving opportunities to prospective donors. Facilitate and staff meetings with university leaders and prospective donors. Duties include collaborating with Marketing and Communications on print, electronic, and social media materials.


Education - Bachelor's Degree

Work Experience - 3+ Years in fundraising, development, sales. Related work experience in an academic institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

No Supervisory Duties - Not responsible for supervising employees.

Monitors Budget - Does not provide input but is responsible for monitoring the departmental budget and may oversee fund allocation.


50% - Day and Overnight Travel


Standard Hrs: 37.5 / Week


Clemson, SC


August 1, 2024 @ 11:59 PM


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth, or related medical condition), national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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