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Director of Development

Company: University of San Diego
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Update your details, view your application and progress.Keep informed about job opportunities at USD.Posting #: 4368
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Administrator, University Advancement
Position Title & Department: -Director of Development; University Advancement Posting # 4368 Department Description: The Advancement Services department operates within the University Advancement division and is responsible for processing, recording and maintaining all gifts and gift documentation directed to the university. University Description: The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution , was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity's urgent challenges . Detailed Description: The Director of Development is responsible for major gift fundraising duties at the University of San Diego. With the senior director and associate vice president for Development (AVP) in University Advancement, this position develops a comprehensive fundraising program for private support from faculty, staff, alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, and individuals in the San Diego community and across the country to solicit donors at all levels of giving to the university but with particular emphasis on major gifts. Major gifts include those cash or property gifts of $25,000 or more. The director develops strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors for all approved fundraising priorities at the university.Duties and ResponsibilitiesMajor Gift Officer

  • Initiate, cultivate, solicit and steward all assigned and major gift prospects for all approved fundraising priorities for USD; actively cultivate a portfolio of major giving donors.
  • Identify priority prospects annual, special, and major gift prospects and implement fundraising strategies.
  • Develop cultivation and solicitation strategies for assigned prospects.
  • Achieve fundraising goals as established by the senior director for specific metrics, including but not limited to dollars raised, contacts made, and proposals submitted; meet established capital campaign goals.
  • Develop relationships with alumnae, parents, faculty, staff, and friends leading to solicitation of gifts that will result in increasing both the number and amount of contributions.
  • Work closely with the Offices of Advancement Services, Foundation Relations, Alumni Relations, Parent and Family Relations, and other directors of development throughout the university to identify new qualified major gift prospect alums, parents, friends, faculty, corporations, and foundations.
  • Work closely with the Office of Planned Giving to secure deferred and estate gifts.
  • Work closely with the assistant vice president of Advancement Operations to identify new, qualified President Club and major gift prospects.
  • Work closely with University Marketing and Communications and University Events and Partnerships to plan and coordinate fundraising communications, publications, brochures, and special events.
  • Write proposals for major gift requests for capital project naming opportunities, scholarships, Centers and Institutes, Chairs and Professorships, and other priorities as determined by the senior director.
  • Assist the Office of Parent and Family Relations by attending Summer Send Offs, Family Weekend, Grandparents Weekend, and other Parent and Family Relations sponsored events and activities.
  • Identify and coordinate the efforts of volunteers and other staff members to be involved in the cultivation and solicitation process, as appropriate.
  • Work cooperatively with all fundraising staff and directors at the university; develop relationships with colleagues at peer institutions.
  • Fully comply with the university's prospect management / move management system including the filing of donor/prospect Contact Reports.
  • Attend conferences and professional development seminars to stay current with fundraising strategies and best practices.
  • Participate in San Diego community events and activities as needed.Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. - Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
    • Minimum of five years' experience in fundraising, including demonstrable management and administrative skills
    • Proven record of knowledge in the full spectrum of philanthropic fund development, including special gifts, major gifts, capital campaigns, annual giving, special events, prospect research, proposal development, and gift planning.
    • Demonstrated ability to cultivate, solicit, close, and steward major gifts.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking; ability to communicate positively and effectively with a diverse audience.
    • Strong professional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, advancement professionals, academic administrators, senior executives, volunteers, and trustees of the university.
    • Must exhibit attention to detail with excellent organizational and time management skills; remain professional under pressure.
    • Ability to recruit, organize, and manage salaried or volunteer personnel as well as direct any individuals or committees of influence and affluence in fundraising protocols and competencies.
    • Protect confidentiality in all communications regarding proposed and consummated gifts.
    • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
    • Willingness and ability to travel.
    • Must be friendly and personable.Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience in higher education preferred.Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
        • Commitment to working as a member of a team and collaborate with colleagues.
        • Strong sense of integrity and ethical conduct.
        • Cultural competency and sensitivity a must; ability to understand different cultural contexts and viewpoints, demonstrate respect for others, adapt to different cultural settings; and accept cultural differences.
        • Demonstrated ability to inspire confidence, to motivate, and to persuade.
        • Strong managerial and leadership skills.
        • Knowledge of constituencies sufficient to render credibility in assessing fitness of prospects for major gifts.
        • Ability to anticipate, recognize, and solve problems.
        • Ability to organize time effectively, establish priorities, set and meet goals, and manage a large number of tasks simultaneously.
        • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with tact and discretion.
        • Knowledge of trends and issues in higher education, philanthropy, and the Roman Catholic Church.
        • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; ability to become proficient with new technologies and CRM platforms.
        • Knowledge of USD's policies and procedures.$8,882.63 - $10,000 per month; Excellent Benefits

          The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits Special Application Instructions: All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and r--sum--. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the University of San Diego as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the successful candidate has been selected.All inquiries will be held in confidence.Hours: 40 hours per weekNote: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

          The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

          The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit Advertised: October 13, 2022 Pacific Daylight Time
          Applications close: We will email you new jobs that match this search.Great, we can send you jobs like this, if this is your first time signing up, please check your inbox to confirm your subscription.The email address was invalid, please check for errors. The director of development is responsible for major gift fundraising duties at the University of San Diego. The director of development is responsible for major gift fundraising duties at the University of San Diego. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Clery Act, the University of San Diego publishes a combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for review. This report includes institutional policies concerning: campus security; procedures for reporting crime, fire, and other emergencies; emergency response and evacuation procedures; sexual misconduct and relationship violence reporting and response standards and protocols; alcohol and drug policies; and statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred within the institutions Clery reportable geography. Individuals may request a print copy of the report at the University of San Diego Department of Public Safety, located in the Hughes Administration Center, Room 150.

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