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Director of Development

Company: Mississippi University for Women
Location: Columbus
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

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  • Develop, implement and evaluate strategic plans for securing major ($25k+) gifts with the focus on but not limited to scholarships, unrestricted support and foundation priorities.
  • Utilize comprehensive prospect management and research system to assist in implementation of strategic plans and other actions.
  • Manage an assigned donor portfolio of 100-125 constituents including, alumni, friends, companies and charitable foundations. This includes: Initiating contacts with potential leadership and major gift donors; Develop appropriate cultivation strategies, including working with volunteers, campus partners and other development officers; Moving potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; stewarding donors
  • Work collaboratively with college deans and foundation board. Offer prospect strategy counsel to the Executive Director of Development and Alumni. Be a resource for development and alumni staff.
  • Job requires extensive overnight travel nationally and weekend commitments.
  • Develop overall objective for major donor stewardship with Stewardship Coordinator.
  • Demonstrate support of the Foundation's mission and beliefs.
  • Management
    • Supervise Associate Director of Development and Development Officer.
    • Plan, allocate and manage resources provided for development professionals including their expense budget primarily for travel.
    • Facilitate an environment that encourages staff to perform effectively and efficiently and provide guidance as needed to set workload priorities.
    • Serve as primary contact for fundraising communications and oversee the staff requests
    • Other reasonable duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Education: Requirements:
      *Three to five years or more in major gift, planned gift, leadership development or similar comparable professional experience that would lend to transferable skills.
      *Strong analytical skills
      *High level of integrity, dependability and sound judgment
      *Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
      *Ability to lead and motivate volunteers
      *Strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative approach to building teams and fostering a best place to work culture
      *Excellent communication skills Strong technology skills
      *Willingness and ability to travel frequently
      *Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products.
      *Valid driver's license with good driving record required. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Master's degree or strong background in a higher education environment from an institutionally-related foundation setting Essential Skills and Abilities:
        • Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
          • Efficiently operate a personal computer and associated software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Raiser's Edge etc.)
          • Maintain files accurately, in paper and in software programs
          • Maintain records and prepare reports
          • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously
          • Plan, prioritize and meet deadlines
          • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization.
            • Interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, internal staff, University community and the public
            • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to resolve problems and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
            • Maintain confidentiality of records and information
            • Display excellent judgment and decision making
            • Follow through on projects with little supervision
            • Identify problems and provide solutions
            • Excellent oral and written communication skills
            • Prompt and reliable attendance.
            • Demonstrated support of the Foundation's mission and beliefs Job Description Summary The position will be responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of an assigned portfolio of major gift donors and gift prospects. This position requires travel nationally to cultivate and solicit major gifts. Develop and implement solicitation strategies aimed at building and developing relationships with new and existing donors to achieve goals specific to the portfolio. This person will collaborate with university faculty and staff to identify fundraising priorities, to meet the goals of the university strategic vision and mission. Hours of Availability Requisition Number FY20247NF Open Date 03/30/2021 Will this job have a specific close date? No Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
              • * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
                • MUW Departmental Announcement
                • MUW Human Resources Office
                • MUW Website
                • Mississippi Employment Service
                • Local Newspaper
                • In-state Newspaper
                • Out-of-state Newspaper
                • The Chronicle of Higher Education
                • Friend
                • Journal/Periodical
                • Off-campus Recruitment
                • Women/Minority Publication
                • Contacted by department and invited to apply
                • Other
                • The Academic Network (TAN)
                • * Are you currently authorized to work in the United States? (Proof of Citizenship or Immigration status will be required upon offer of employment)
                  • Yes
                  • No
                  • * If hired, would you need sponsorship or work authorization to work for MUW now or in the future? (NOTE: MUW does not sponsor employment visas.)
                    • Yes
                    • No
                    • * Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships is an integral part of the Director of Development's role.Provide an example of a long-term relationship that you have developed and how the relationship is beneficial to both parties. (Open Ended Question)
                      • * What specific steps would you take to build a prospect pool for the Office of Development & Alumni.? (Open Ended Question) To ensure the security of your data, you will be logged out due to inactivity in 3 minutes at

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