Director of Development, Gift Planning
- The Director will develop meaningful and productive relationships with a portfolio of planned gift donors including alumni, friends and parents.
- This position is responsible for engaging philanthropic support for the University of Denver, and s/he will work primarily with planned gift donors assigned to his/her portfolio.
- Collaborate with other development professionals across campus to effectively design and execute gift strategies.
- Help educate colleagues and peers across campus on gift planning techniques, and support colleagues in structuring and successfully closing gifts involving complex assets.
- Engage in the advancement goal-setting process for gift planning metrics.
- Effectively and responsibly steward budgetary and other resources to advance the University of Denver.
Partnerships & University Citizenship
- Serve as an active and collaborative partner to all central and unit-based advancement functions and other campus colleagues to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative fundraising practices.
- Model "One DU" leadership.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated ability to close major gifts ($50,000+) in a relationship-based culture.
- Knowledge of gift planning techniques and best practices and familiarity with the long-term and complex nature of gift planning.
- Demonstrated ability to form and fully leverage cross-functional teams of colleagues, volunteers, and academic/administrative leaders toward closure of transformational gifts.
- Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to represent the University of Denver, and its major initiatives and units, in a variety of capacities.
- Proven ability to work with a high level of independence, maintain confidentiality, prioritize assignments, and manage time effectively.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills to foster and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, donors, volunteers, and University Officials.
- Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups having competing interests and priorities within the University and community.
- Ability to travel locally and out of state to meet with donors and prospective donors.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- 3 years of paid fundraising and/or relationship-based sales experience.
- Graduate degree, preferably in business, non-profit management or law.
- Experience working in higher education or similar complex setting.
- Experience securing gifts with complex assets.
- Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Evenings and weekends as required.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Thursday, June 7, 2018 (two weeks)
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Cover Letter
NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.