Assistant Director of Development

Toledo, Ohio
Feb 02, 2018
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Non-Profit Organizations & Associations
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Toledo Foundation

The University of Toledo Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 organization, exists for the sole purpose of supporting The University of Toledo. The Foundation is the official gift-receiving and fund-management organization for the University. Our purpose is to support the University’s broad educational mission by receiving, managing, and distributing generous gifts to benefit students and enhance faculty and program efforts. The Foundation includes the Development, Alumni Relations and Special Event functions. Through its subsidiary, the UT Real Estate Corp., the Foundation also manages off campus real estate matters for the University.

The UT Foundation embraces the mission of The University of Toledo by aspiring to be a forward-thinking, philanthropic organization, providing impactful financial support and engagement opportunities for transformation throughout the University community.

Assistant Director of Development

The Assistant Director of Development is a member of the Development team, responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and closing prospective donors for a particular area of the University.  This position will maintain a portfolio of qualified prospective donors with an emphasis on major gifts.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; 2+ years’ professional fundraising experience including cultivating, soliciting and closing major gifts; comprehensive  knowledge of the importance of Development activities to maintaining lasting and positive donor relations; experience in higher education fundraising preferred; some travel required.

For more information, visit our website.

Performance Standards

  • Held accountable for:
    Maintaining a portfolio of 100+ qualified prospective donors with an emphasis on major gifts at a defined amount.
    Meeting or exceeding annual expectations for donor visits and annual solicitations.
  • Passion for the institution’s mission, traditions and long-term success.  Consistently demonstrate the mission, vision and values of UTF and the University.
    Our RITE Values – Respect, Integrity, Transparency & Teamwork, and Excellence.
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills.  Must be able to develop interpersonal relationships with multiple constituents.
  • Integrity, impeccable ethics, initiative, enthusiasm, and the ability to establish trust and credibility.
  • Demonstrate commitment and ability to:
    Provide quality customer service.
    Plan, organize and remain accountable for actions.
    Problem solve utilizing critical thinking skills.
    Function in a confidential manner.
    Collaborate with other staff.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, the names and contact information of three professional references, and salary requirements to  Position will remain open until filled.

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