Director of Development, Tyler

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Mar 09, 2018
Temple University
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Director of Development for the Tyler School of Art, reporting to the Dean and the Associate Vice President of Principal Gifts (Institutional Advancement), will manage a portfolio of 150-175 prospects with a capacity of $50,000 and greater to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors to the School. Working in collaboration with the Dean and the Associate Vice President, the Director will co-create, manage, and execute strategy to increase philanthropic investment at Tyler. The individual will work closely with Institutional Advancement central operations in aligning unit-based priorities with those of institutional leadership. The Director will serve on the Dean's administrative leadership team and will create and implement strategies designed to support the funding of the dean's priorities. In collaboration with the Dean and the Associate Vice President, the Director will create and manage the Board of Visitors, consisting of the School's top prospects and donors. In addition, the Director of Development will have oversight and management responsibilities of associated staff. This person must be a highly energetic, organized and enthusiastic professional with a track record of building donor relationships, working collaboratively and strategically, with a strong knowledge of principles, ethics and practices of successful fundraising. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and at least five years of fundraising experience with a proven track record of closing five to six figure gifts. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Demonstrate the ability to be a successful advancement professional in a complex, sophisticated institutional advancement operation

*Qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of 150-175 donors and prospective donors with the capacity to make commitments of $50,000 and greater

*Work with Prospect Research to create and maintain a prospect portfolio

*Support colleagues from across Institutional Advancement when working together to cultivate, solicit or steward a prospect; refer prospects to other gift officers when appropriate to maximize support to the university

*Record call reports, contact, proposal updates, etc. in timely manner

*Work collegially and as a member of a team; create a positive work environment

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

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