Full-Time Sr Director of Development
The University of North Texas seeks an experienced, highly motivated, goal-oriented and energetic fundraiser with a proven track record of closing planned and major gifts and exceeding measurable performance goals. The Sr. Director of Development will join a division with dynamic and visionary leadership focused on advancing a donor-centric mission and building a vibrant team who will enthusiastically and strategically increase philanthropy and accelerate current momentum to propel the university’s tremendous potential to new heights.
We are seeking a professional with a highly cooperative spirit, leadership capabilities, strong communication and relationship-building skills, a forward-thinking approach, the ability to relate to multiple constituencies and to represent the University with tact, diplomacy and passion.
We are seeking a professional with a highly cooperative spirit, strong leadership, communication and relationship-building skills, a forward-thinking approach, the ability to relate to multiple constituencies, and to represent the University with tact, diplomacy and passion. The successful candidate will be able to convey enthusiasm for the mission and role of the G. Brint Ryan College of Business and will, upon employment, work with the Assistant Dean of Development to be able to convey detailed knowledge and passion about the college’s work in accounting, logistics, finance, entrepreneurship, insurance, marketing, real estate, information technology and other areas.
The Sr. Director of Development works in consultation and in close coordination with the Assistant Dean of Development to design and implement a comprehensive development program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors for major gifts in support of college priorities. The Sr. Director works in a collegial and supportive manner with colleagues and donors to maximize giving to the university and coordinates with UNT’s annual giving, corporate and foundation relations and planned giving units. The Sr. Director collaborates with UNT’s advancement services, donor relations and communications teams to implement effective recognition and messaging.
This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Development and works closely with the Dean, Faculty, and University volunteers.
- Coordination with their supervisor to design, plan and implement a development program to foster and enhance the development opportunities.
- Solicit and successfully close major gifts.
- Works effectively with the Dean, Chairs, Faculty, Department heads and Advisory Board’s to develop programs and strategies for specific/specialized funding needs.
- Identify and qualify prospects with the goal of building and managing a prospect portfolio of a minimum of 100 active prospects.
- Communicate with existing donors on a regular basis for continued cultivation and retention.
- Proactively supports the mission of the Division of University Advancement and is perceived to be an ambassador for the Division of University Advancement and the University as a whole.
- Establish and cultivate cross-campus partnerships to identify, engage and solicit prospects for multi-disciplinary UNT initiatives.
- Collaborate with colleagues across the university to fulfill donor goals and objectives and to implement appropriate stewardship and recognition.
- Actively participate in College and University events.
- Participate in and support any special project fundraising for university priorities as assigned by executive leadership.
- Manages the college’s Corporate Partnership initiative
- Manages Director of Development in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Development
Bachelor’s Degree and seven years of professional experience in fundraising, donor relations, public relations, or sales; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
How to ApplyApply online: https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/63154
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