Develops, implements and manages a strategic fundraising plan for assigned college or unit. Serves as the chief development officer for the college or unit (typically with a dual reporting line to the dean and a member of the University Advancement management team.) Possesses some knowledge and experience regarding personal solicitation and fundraising in general, and at least a basic knowledge of planned giving.
1. Directs development activities for assigned college or unit; creates and implements a comprehensive fundraising plan, including prospect development and management, annual, major and planned gifts and stewardship.
2. Manages a portfolio of prospects which are mostly at the level of $25,000 to $100,000.
3. Identifies, cultivates and solicits prospects, and stewards donors; works with faculty, staff and volunteers as appropriate.
4. May participate in some major gift prospect opportunities, typically in conjunction with a member of the UH Office of Development management team or major gifts program.
5. Provides guidance to the college or unit on personal solicitation of annual and special gifts and other development and fundraising matters.
6. May manage development professional and support staff within the college or unit.
7. Administers budget and resources allocated to the college or unit development program.
8. Participates in University-wide development activities as needed.
9. May administer other advancement activities, such as alumni relations, publications, special events, media relations, etc. for assigned college or unit.
10. Performs other job-related duties as required.
Requires a 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.
Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience.
Additional Posting Information:
As a Tier One public research institution and one of the country's most diverse universities, UH takes pride in providing the talented workforce, innovative leaders, problem solvers and visionaries necessary for a progressive and rewarding community.
The Division of University Advancement is seeking exceptional talent for our high performing teams including the role of Director of Advancement for the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. This position will report directly to the Chief Development Officer of Education and Student Programs with dotted line reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services.
The ideal candidate will possess:
- A background as an actively engaged undergraduate student including, but not limited to, student government and leadership, resident advisor/residential life, Greek life, campus work/study, campus community engagement opportunities etc.,
- Experience in higher education fundraising,
- Experience in a comprehensive campaign environment and with building a campaign,
- Experience working in a non-constituent environment raising funds from alumni unaffiliated to a specific school,
- Experience in conducting discovery calls and moves management to build a major gifts portfolio,
- The ability to work with a diverse donor base including alumni, parents and community members,
- Familiarity in working with boards of directors and advisory boards,
- Skills in building relationships and being people centric,
- Ability to collaborate with and provide superior customer service to student groups, donors, colleagues and leadership,
- Strong team and work ethic, attention to detail, with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills,
- Flexibility to quickly adapt to rapidly changing priorities and deadlines, and the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects,
- Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment, using strategy and initiative to engage donors,
- Passion and commitment to students and their professional and development maturation.
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