Founded in 1993, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has established itself as one of the premier nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country. As an integral part of Rice University, the Baker Institute has a strong track record of achievement based on the work of its fellows, scholars, Rice faculty scholars and staff. The institute collaborates with experts from academia, government, the media, business, and nongovernmental and private organizations. The director of development will plan, organize and manage the development of complex major gift support for the Baker Institute for Public Policy and each of its constituent centers and programs, with the exception of the Center for Energy Studies. S/he identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards major donor prospects capable of gifts at the $100,000 – $4.9 million level. The incumbent may also be responsible for developing and executing the fundraising strategy for a specific campaign program priority or school. The director of development has considerable interaction with the Baker Institute Board of Advisors and coordinates with both the Board chairperson and Baker Institute director to cultivate the support of board members. S/he reports directly to the Institute director and works closely with the Institute's development team to ensure full internal coordination. S/he serves as the Institute's liaison to the University's Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) and the keeps informed of development programs, issues, traditions, needs, and priorities of the University. The ideal candidate is action-oriented and creative individual who is able to learn new and complex information quickly. This position requires a strong focus on the client, both internal and external, and requires someone who can manage multiple, sometimes competing, priorities. The candidate is able to relate to a wide range of individuals and will have strong writing and presentation skills.
Position Status: Full-Time
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 21735
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