Senior Director of Development for the College of Education

Location
Denton, TX
Posted
Aug 31, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

POSITION INFORMATION

Requisition Number
153066

Job Title
Senior Director of Development for the College of Education

Official Title
Sr. Director Development I

Position Number
00001363

Department
Advancement Services Gen - 170000

Location
Denton

Is this an internal posting only?
No

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm; Some weekends and evenings

Department Overview
The Division of Advancement pursues the mission to promote the University of North Texas through inspiring the public to become involved with the growth and progress of the university. The division accomplishes this by establishing and continuing mutually beneficial relationships that result in donations of time and financial resources that supports and empowers the future leaders of our generations.



The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Job Description
The University of North Texas seeks an experienced, highly-motivated, goal-oriented and energetic fundraiser with a proven track record of closing annual and major gifts and exceeding measurable performance goals. The Sr. Director of Development will join a division with dynamic and visionary leadership focused on advancing a donor-centric mission and building a vibrant team who will enthusiastically and strategically increase philanthropy and accelerate current momentum to propel the university's tremendous potential to new heights.

We are seeking a professional with a highly cooperative spirit, strong communication and relationship-building skills, a forward-thinking approach, the ability to relate to multiple constituencies and to represent the University with tact, diplomacy and passion. The successful candidate will be able to convey enthusiasm for the mission and role of the College of Education and will, upon employment, work with the dean to be able to convey detailed knowledge and passion about the college's work in teacher and educational leader preparation, counseling, higher education, kinesiology, sport management and culture, early childhood, autism, and other areas.

The Sr. Director of Development leads the development team for the College of Education and works in consultation and in close coordination with the Dean to design and implement a comprehensive development program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors for major gifts in support of college priorities. The Sr. Director works in a collegial and supportive manner with colleagues and donors to maximize giving to the university and coordinates with UNT's annual giving, corporate and foundation relations and planned giving units. The Sr. Director collaborates with UNT's advancement services, donor relations and communications teams to implement effective recognition and messaging.

The position reports to the Associate Vice President for Development and serves as the direct supervisor for members of the College of Education development team including a Marketing Specialist.

Responsibilities include:

* Develop and implement an annual strategic plan including determining fundraising objectives and unit goals.
* Solicit and successfully close major gifts.
* Identify and qualify prospects with the goal of building and maintaining a prospect portfolio of a minimum of 100 active prospects.
* Plan, design and implement prospect and solicitation strategies in support of college priorities.
* Develop proposals and serve as lead solicitor for College of Education major gift solicitations to individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations.
* Establish and cultivate cross-campus partnerships to identify, engage and solicit prospects for multi-disciplinary UNT initiatives.
* Collaborate with colleagues across the university to fulfill donor goals and objectives and to implement appropriate stewardship and recognition.
* Participate in and support any special project fundraising for university priorities as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Development.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in related field and seven years of closely related professional experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

* Advanced knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles.
* Supervisory experience.
* Travel and weekend duties as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Master's Degree
* Management Experience

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and references with their online application.

Is this a security sensitive position?
Yes

Driving a University Vehicle?
Yes

Job Open Date
08-30-2017

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Salary Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis
Monthly

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

Quicklink for Posting
jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63736

If Other:
CASE.org, AFPDallas.org, Chronicle of Philantrophy

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