Director of Campaign Planning

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 117861
Title: Director
Functional Title: Director of Campaign Planning
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:

Under the leadership of the Vice President for University Development, the Director of Campaign Planning is responsible for managing and executing the overall campaign strategy for the University of Maryland’s Fearless Ideas Campaign. Overseeing a multi-faceted tactical program, the Director of Campaign Planning will help develop and implement strategies for achieving campaign goals and facilitate action across contributing staff at all levels. The Director will have responsibility for working with Campaign leadership, directing their activities and the meetings of the various campaign committees; executing the campaign’s public launch and regional roll-out; oversight of all internal and volunteer campaign communications including campaign reporting and analysis; working with Schools and Units across campus to maximize their campaign success.

Must have the ability to travel 10% of the time and work occasional evenings and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s Degree required.

Must have a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working with non-profit fundraising organizations. Strategic event management experience, including programmatic conception and production. Experience working directly with high-profile, C-suite executives and/or sophisticated leadership volunteers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Creative and solution oriented person with a desire to help UMD achieve an unprecedented level of fundraising success.
• Understanding of the fundraising process.
• Familiarity with reporting tools and accountability measures.
• Ability to work in and navigate a complex environment.
• Sound judgment and discretion in working with prospects, volunteers, and University leadership.
• Ability to successfully engage and motivate diverse groups of individuals at all levels, including staff, alumni and volunteers.
• Strong organizational and managerial capabilities and excellent follow-through required.
• Ability to work in fast-paced environment and manage competing priorities while being self-directed.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Ability to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends.


Experience as a solicitor of major gifts for non-profit organization during a campaign.
Experience in an educational institution, preferably a large research university.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Availability to work nights and weekends as necessary and travel up to 10% of the time.

For best consideration, please apply by Thursday, December 21, 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: 11/30/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/21/2017
Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Availability to work nights and weekends as necessary and travel up to 10% of the time.

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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