Director, Leadership Gifts

Location
Waltham, MA
Posted
Jul 14, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Bentley University

Posting Details

Position Information

Department
Leadership Gifts

Employment Type
Staff

Summary of the Position

Bentley University has retained the Executive Search Firm, Lois L. Lindauer, to lead the search efforts for this position. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Wendy Lazar directly at wlazar@lllsearches.com and reference “Bentley University” in the subject line.

The Director of Leadership Gifts is primarily responsible for developing and growing the Leadership Gifts program by developing and growing the pool of leadership gift prospects and donors to support the upcoming comprehensive campaign, and by building a program that will sustain leadership giving in the years following the close of the campaign. The Leadership Gifts team is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to ensure proper identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of leadership gift prospects who are capable of making gifts of at least $50,000 to Bentley.

The Director will manage a collaborative program, coordinating the Leadership Gifts program with other key fund raising programs in University Advancement.



Essential Functions

Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Director will be a key member of the development team, leading and directing a staff of leadership gift officers (each carrying portfolios of 150-200 prospects), prospect researchers, and support staff. In addition, the Director will manage a portfolio of 75-100 leadership gifts prospects.

S/he will:

Work with the Executive Director of Development to set revenue targets, and solicitation goals and objectives for the Leadership Gifts team that are line with annually articulated division goals.

Work with Advancement Services to refine and increase the utilization of a recently developed prospect management system.

Work with the Executive Director of Development to create and implement an international fund raising strategy.

Be a key member of the campaign management team, developing campaign strategies for the leadership gifts program.

Maintain a thorough understanding of Bentley University's campaign and fundraising priorities.

Develop and articulate a deep knowledge of the culture at Bentley University; its history and mission; academic, extra-curricular and athletic programs; and its faculty, students and administration.

Understand and meet departmental standards, policies and procedures with respect to all aspect of the position.

Travel (25-30%) is essential.


Minimum Qualifications(Education and Experience Requirements)

Bachelor's Degree required. Candidate will have at least 10 years of development experience, including management experience, with a strong emphasis on Major Gifts in a capital campaign setting, preferably in an institution of higher education. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential. A current, valid driver's license is required.







Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
FY181P3084



Open Until Filled
No

Special Instructions to Applicants

Bentley University has retained the Executive Search Firm, Lois L. Lindauer, to lead the search efforts for this position. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Wendy Lazar directly at wlazar@lllsearches.com and reference “Bentley University” in the subject line.

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.



Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed To Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents

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