Director of Advancement

Updated: about 11 hours ago
Deadline: 30 Jun 2024

Job Summary

Reporting to the President, the Director of Advancement plays a pivotal role in advancing SIT’s mission by overseeing fundraising initiatives, plans and programmes of SIT. This position requires a dynamic leader who can drive philanthropic efforts, build strong relationships with donors, and enhance the institution’s visibility.

 

Responsibilities

  • Strategic Fundraising:
    • Develop strategic plans for fundraising, focusing on student scholarships, sponsorships, and institutional advancement.
    • Identify and cultivate potential donors through prospect research.
    • Administer proposals and stewardship of gifts to ensure donor satisfaction.
    • Collaborate with the President and other stakeholders to draw up contracts and agreements with donors and contributors.
  • Effectiveness Tracking and Reporting:
    • Monitor the effectiveness of fundraising plans and programs.
    • Evaluate outcomes, track progress, and generate reports.
    • Use data analytics to inform decision-making.
  • Corporate and Individual Donor Relations:
    • Conduct meetings with potential donors, both corporate entities and individuals.
    • Cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with industry partners, foundations, and corporations to enhance fundraising efforts.
  • Publicity and Campaigns:
    • Oversee publicity and marketing campaigns related to fundraising events and activities.
    • Ensure effective communication with donors and the broader community.

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Marketing, Business, or Communications.
    • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience at a senior level, ideally within an educational environment.
    • Proven success in fundraising, with recognition from the industry.
    • Strong knowledge of corporate networks, foundations, and industry partnerships.
    • Familiarity with fundraising concepts and techniques.
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
    • Effective oral and written communication abilities.


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