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Assistant Dean of Development for the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 100254
Title: Assistant Dean
Functional Title: Assistant Dean of Development for the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
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 in the Division of University Relations with a dotted line to the Dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, the Assistant Dean of Development is the chief development officer for the School. Carrying a portfolio of 100+ prospects and current donors, s/he will secure principal gifts, major gifts and corporate and foundation gifts that support the Dean’s priorities for the School. The Assistant Dean is responsible for developing and implementing prospect strategies from identification through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, meeting annual fiscal year fundraising goals and other metrics including visits and solicitations. S/he will also coordinate volunteer committee agendas and activities and provide development support and counsel to the Dean of the College and to the academic and volunteer leadership. The Assistant Dean supervises a Development Coordinator.
The position requires the availability to work evenings and weekends.

Significant travel is required (60-70% of time with 20-30% out of the immediate area).

Minimum Qualifications:

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

A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible development/fundraising experience with a successful track record of closing six-figure gifts with individuals, corporations and foundations and identifying and building constituencies for support.

Experience planning and executing campaigns and alumni outreach programs.

Management/supervisory experience.

Experience working with and leading volunteers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledgeable about best practices in the advancement field.

Must be an energetic and organized self-starter who is capable both of working independently and in a team environment.
Must be a strong writer with the ability to develop and write proposals.

Must have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively across the university for the enhancement of the donor experience.

Must have an appreciation for the academic experience and activities of a major research university.

Ability to understand the mission, values and goals of the School and effectively communicate them to varied audiences.


Master’s degree.

Familiarity with field of education/educational organizations.

Experience with other aspects of fundraising including planned giving.

Familiarity and/or prior experience with a university environment and an understanding of the values and culture of an academic institution.

Background or strong interest in Architecture or related field.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Traditional office environment. Significant travel (60-70% of time with 20-30% out of the immediate area) is required which may result in working nights and weekends.

For best consideration, please apply by Tuesday, March 6th, 2018.

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: 02/05/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 03/06/2018
Physical Demands

Traditional office environment. Significant travel (60-70% of time with 20-30% out of the immediate area) is required which may result in working nights and weekends.

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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