Director of Development, TU Rome
The Director of Development for Temple University Rome (TU Rome) helps to plan, implement and direct a proactive gifts program for the University's global campus in Rome, Italy. The director reports to the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement, as well as the Dean of TU Rome. The position will work closely with the Italy-based TU Rome team, as well as interact with the Institutional Advancement staff, donors, and donor prospects, staff volunteers and community leaders. This position will be responsible to market, cultivate, solicit, close, manage and steward gifts.
Having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and widely recognized as one of the leading, most historic, and most innovative American campuses in Italy, Temple Rome is in a period of exciting evolution and expansion. No longer just a study abroad program, TU Rome is now a global campus of Temple University, offering a wide range of academic and career-oriented experiences for American and international students, adult learners, the local community; a platform for faculty research across Italy and Europe; a strategic foothold for recruiting and advancement in Europe and beyond.
The successful candidate will have experience working in a proactive program; knowledge of gift planning principles; demonstrated success in constituency development, the ability to write and speak persuasively about the role for professionals in Institutional Advancement, donors, and alumni. An understanding of the role of philanthropic development and the ability to make good judgments under pressure, are critical. Experience living or studying abroad, or an appreciation for the transformational role of time spent abroad, is a plus. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree; seven or more year's related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
*Strong verbal and written communications skills.
*Demonstrated knowledge of Excel and Access.
*Ability to organize multiple projects and work in an environment including diverse groups of faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and students.
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.
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