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Director of Development

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 113204
Title: Director
Functional Title: Director of Development
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPUR-Development
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Reporting to the Executive Director of Development and the Dean of the iSchool, the Director of Development is the iSchool’s chief development officer, responsible for building a comprehensive school-based fund raising and alumni relations program to support the Dean’s priorities.

The Director of Development is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing focused strategies for the iSchool’s major, leadership, and planned gift prospects. S/he must be able to work collaboratively and coordinate all fundraising activity in cooperation with university-wide partners and the Division of University Relations (UR) while also enhancing the iSchool’s alumni relations program. Duties include the following: plan and coordinate face-to-face visits annually with current and prospective donors who are alumni and friends with a goal of raising $1 million annually in current and endowed gifts; plan and implement a corporate relations program in collaboration with UR’s Director of Corporate Relations; work with the UR annual fund team to build a pipeline of giving; and oversee donor relations and stewardship activities for iSchool donors in collaboration with the UR Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship. The Director of Development also manages alumni relations responsibilities for the iSchool.

The Director of Development will be an especially entrepreneurial and strategic fundraiser with a proven track record in advancing prospect relationships, developing a pipeline, and closing major gifts. S/he should be experienced in setting and exceeding goals and objectives in a fast-paced environment, preferably within a research university, and be comfortable working complex evolving relationships and priorities.

Must be able to travel 50% of time both locally and nationally. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree required.
Experience:
A minimum of five years, with a preference for 7 years, of successful development experience or related experience where comparable knowledge/skill set has been developed.
Must have at least three years of experience closing major gifts in the five- and six-figure levels. Must have experience cultivating and soliciting gifts from corporations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be a self-starter, with excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage more than one project simultaneously.
Must have a demonstrated record of completing assignments.
Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related materials.
Must be able to travel 50% of time both locally and nationally. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Preferences:

Preferences:
Master’s degree preferred.
Ability to build relationships and foster collaboration across academic and administrative units.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Traditional office environment. Availability and willingness to work evenings, weekends, and outside business hours when necessary. Must be able to lift event or meeting materials and/or boxes. Must be able to travel 50% of the time local and nationally.

For best consideration, please apply by Monday, November 27, 2017.

Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Date: 11/13/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/15/2017
Physical Demands

Traditional office environment. Availability and willingness to work evenings, weekends, and outside business hours when necessary. Must be able to lift event or meeting materials and/or boxes. Must be able to travel 50% of the time local and nationally.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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