Director of Development, Frederick Honors College

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Director of Development, Frederick Honors College
PAE-Office of the Vice Chancellor - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (23008974)
 

The University of Pittsburgh’s Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement (PAE) cultivates relationships with contributors, alumni, and other constituents on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, generating support for teaching, research, and care. See PAE's site for more details: pae.pitt.edu. PAE is seeking a Director of Development (DoD) to join the Individual Giving, Schools and Centers team to serve as the primary liaison between PAE and the David C. Frederick Honors College. Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Individual Giving, Schools and Centers, the DoD will oversee all fundraising activities supporting Frederick Honors College and function within university-wide development and alumni relations, leveraging central resources and collaboration. The director will partner closely with the Dean and others within the college on all development, alumni relations and donor stewardship initiatives to develop compelling cases for support for funding priorities and to execute fundraising strategies for these priorities.  A large portion of the director’s time will be spent implementing fundraising strategies by maintaining personal contact with prospects, involving the Dean, faculty, volunteers, and staff as required, and developing and implementing fundraising strategies for qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects for individual major gifts for the school. The director will also work closely with the dean to help manage the college’s Board of Visitors, including periodic presentations to the board regarding alumni relations and fundraising efforts. In this role the director will be accountable for overall development goals, as established; interacting with faculty, staff, development colleagues, volunteers and external constituents to ensure effective coordination of programs, projects and other activities; researching, writing, editing, and overseeing the preparation of persuasive solicitations, proposals, correspondence and other development-related communications as required. The director co-supervises one staff member and will conduct other administrative functions as required by PAE and Frederick Honors College, including a good working knowledge and use of the Affinaquest database. This position requires regular travel and occasional evening and weekend work.




Job Summary

Oversees development of a program, plans, and activities to create and execute a comprehensive development plan achieving new and recurring contributions to a school, foundation, program, and/or group. Manages a portfolio of major gift donors and strategically builds fundraising prospects. Assists leadership in facilitating a comprehensive communications plan and with development strategies.


Essential Functions 
  • Implementing fundraising strategies by maintaining personal contact with prospects, involving the Dean, faculty, volunteers, and staff as required, and developing and implementing fundraising strategies for qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects for individual major gifts for the school
  • Work closely with the dean to help manage the college’s Board of Visitors, including periodic presentations to the board regarding alumni relations and fundraising efforts
  • Researching, writing, editing, and overseeing the preparation of persuasive solicitations, proposals, correspondence and other development-related communications as required
  • Co-supervises one staff member
  • Create and implement annual fundraising plan to achieve annual goals

The director must possess and demonstrate a track record of success in closing major gifts ($100K+); initiative and leadership; superior oral and written skills with an ability to persuade; strong organizational and project management skills; and an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends. Knowledge of and experience working in the higher education environment and the ability to translate that mission in ways that engage and inspire donors and alumni is strongly preferred. Sound judgment, a clear understanding of ethical standards related to development activities, and discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, volunteers, and others are mandatory.


Physical Effort 

Little physical effort required. Duties are primarily sedentary. May be required to move objects up to 25 pounds occasionally. 

 

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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Development Director
Job Family Philanthropy & Engagement
Job Sub-Family Major & Principal Gifts
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience Required 7
Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience?  Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement.
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Arrangement Hybrid: Combination of On-Campus and Remote work as determined by the department.
Hiring Range $88,000 - $92,000
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable
Required Documents Resume
Optional Documents Not Applicable

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