Position Summary: The Associate Director for Leadership Gifts is responsible for managing a pool of capital giving prospects both individually and with volunteers, and in close collaboration with Annual Giving. In addition, he/she is responsible for developing fundraising and stewardship plans for University priorities working closely with campus partners.
Reporting to a Senior Associate Director of Leadership Gifts, he/she participates in the direct solicitation, closing and stewardship of gifts of $100,000 and above from Princeton alumni, parents and friends in a specific region. The position requires a demonstrated ability to work with and command the respect and confidence of major donors to Princeton, as well as Trustees, senior University administrators, campus partners, volunteers and colleagues.
In this role, the Associate Director is responsible for identifying, engaging, soliciting and stewarding prospects and developing long-term fundraising strategies for each donor.
Essential Qualifications: Successful candidates should have 5-7 years' experience in development, higher education, alumni relations and experience of working with volunteers. He/she should have knowledge of the principles of fundraising and a demonstrated track record of fundraising success in securing major gifts; the ability to think strategically, including the analytical acumen necessary to interpret financial information and to manage data; personal commitment to continuing professional education and to staying abreast of new developments related to fundraising. He/she must be able to travel up to 30% of their time to be successful in this role.
A Bachelor's degree is required. The finalist will be required to successfully pass a background check.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree
Knowledge of Princeton University or a similar University environment is a plus.
Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.