Executive Director of Development

Pennsylvania, USA, Philadelphia
Mar 30, 2017
Temple University
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement and the Dean of the College of Engineering, the Executive Director of Development for the College of Engineering will cultivate and manage relationships with new and prospective donors, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding those with capacity for gifts of $50,000 and higher. The individual will work closely with Institutional Advancement central operations in aligning unit-based priorities with those of institutional leadership. The Executive Director will serve on the Dean's administrative leadership team and will create and implement strategies designed to support the funding of the College of Engineering's recent strategic plan and the Dean's priorities. The individual will interact with senior staff and faculty in the College as well as other colleagues throughout Temple University. In addition, the Executive Director will have oversight and management responsibilities of the development and alumni relations staff in the College. This person must be a highly energetic, organized and enthusiastic professional with a track record of building donor relationships, taking initiative, and working collaboratively and strategically, with a strong knowledge of principles, ethics and practices of successful fundraising. Performs other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will have experience closing 6+ figure gifts, exhibit a strong intellectual curiosity, take initiative, and evidence proficiency in active listening and exceptional written and verbal communication. Additionally, this individual will be a positive thinker, a strong team leader and player, and enjoy working collaboratively. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree; and at least seven or more years fundraising and/or sales experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills & Abilities: *Requires strong verbal and written communications skills. *Demonstrated knowledge of Excel and Access. *Incumbent must be able to organize multiple projects and work in an environment including diverse groups of faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and students. *Extensive knowledge of gift planning principles. *Demonstrated ability to guide and mentor a staff towards achieving an annual fundraising goal. *Proven capability to develop, implement, and manage a yearly strategic operating plan, defining funding priorities, and meeting or exceeding performance goals. *Demonstrated success in constituency development. *Above average writing skills, and the ability to speak persuasively about the role in Institutional Advancement, for professionals, donors, and alumni. *Evident ability to manage a portfolio of prospects rated at $25k+ and to solicit and close major and annual gifts. *Ability to make face-to-face visits with prospects and donors, and to track activities in the University's Banner system. *Proven capacity to supervise professional and administrative employees and to cultivate, recruit, and train fundraising volunteers and committees in support of the college's priorities and special projects. *Ability and willingness to travel and work evening and weekend hours as needed. This position requires a background check

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