Development Director, Major Gifts

Coral Gables, Florida
Apr 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Development Director will work with the Assistant Dean for Development for the College of Arts and Sciences to develop and implement key fundraising strategies primarily for the sciences within the College, but may include social sciences, humanities and the arts.

Areas of Focus: College of Arts and Sciences; The College is the University of Miami’s largest academic unit and is housed in 25 buildings located throughout the Coral Gables campus. The College comprises of 20 departments, eighteen interdisciplinary programs, two Centers and a museum.

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Five years of demonstrated successful experience in major gift fundraising and fundraising management, preferably in higher education or health care. Equivalent combinations of education/experience may be considered.
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills are necessary along with the ability to be highly organized, creative, energetic, and assertive and exhibit the independent judgment and personal integrity necessary to carry out a senior management role in fundraising.
• A teamwork oriented approach to colleagues and proven ability to manage people in a positive and constructive environment are essential. Apply online. Position #: P100018938.

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!