Associate Director of Development, Development & Alumni Relations

Newark, DE
Jan 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

Job Title: Associate Director of Development, Development & Alumni Relations
Job ID: 103193
Location: Newark, DE

Associate Director of Development, (2 positions: College of Arts and Sciences (1), and College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (1)

Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Deadline: Level 30S

These positions are open until filled.

The University of Delaware (UD) is currently in the silent phase of a comprehensive campaign. As part of this effort, the Office of Development & Alumni Relations is building a model fundraising and engagement infrastructure, one that will meet the growing needs of the University and our strategic plan, and secure funding for established and emerging University campaign priorities. It is our mission to engage donors, alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff and students in a lifelong relationship and foster a tradition of philanthropy to strengthen the University's legacy as one of the great public institutions of higher education in America.

The role of the Associate Director of Development is to represent the College(s) of the University of Delaware while engaging, establishing and managing effective relationships with prospects and donors. The Associate Director of Development is responsible for major gift fundraising for the College(s), including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift donors for the College(s). The major emphasis of the position is the solicitation of gifts of $50,000 or more from individuals. The Associate Director has an important role in building a fundraising strategy for the College(s), as the University embarks on a comprehensive campaign in support of the strategic plan of the University. The Associate Director manages a pool of 150 to 200 prospects and makes 120-150 visits per year. The Associate Director coordinates with Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving (AEAG) on activities to engage prospects throughout the region; assists with alumni and College-related activities and events with a major donor component; and assists with stewardship reports and activities with appropriate members of the administration and faculty of the College(s).


Bachelor's degree and four years of progressively responsible fundraising job-related experience; experience in college/university major gift fundraising initiative highly desirable. Must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with prospects and donors, work effectively in a team setting, and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Must be self-motivated and able to identify and pursue new fundraising leads, conduct face-to-face visits with prospective donors and close gifts. A sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated, which is the foundation for designing and implementing interactive and communication and decision-making processes; poise and an engaging empathetic communication style based on natural warmth and enthusiasm. Results oriented with the ability to work in a timely manner with multiple deadlines and competing requirements. Skill in use of personal computers and related software applications. Significant local and domestic travel required.

A full commitment to the success of the mission and high standards of achievement are expected in this position.

When applying please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume as one document. Also, please remember to provide names, addresses and telephone number of at least three references in the online application.

Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.


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