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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MAJOR GIFTS

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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MAJOR GIFTS
University of Redlands



POSITION CODE: 4063

DEPARTMENT: Development

APPOINTMENT: Administrative, full-time, 12 months

STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD: 12 months

AVAILABLE: Immediately

POSTING DATE: May 25, 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development, the Associate Director of Major Gifts will serve as a development officer responsible for securing gifts from alumni, parents and friends of the University.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develops and manages a portfolio of 200-300 major gift prospects, focusing on identification, cultivation, and solicitation of gifts starting at $25,000.
  • Assists in the successful implementation of a strategy to secure major gifts in support of the University's fundraising priorities.
  • Manages fundraising activities of assigned prospects, creating, implementing and developing strategies for the successful solicitation of major gifts.
  • Establishes priorities for volunteers and provides them with pertinent data, reports, and solicitation recommendations for their interaction with prospective donors.
  • Manages responses to inquiries received as a result of newsletters and marketing materials, including mailing follow-up materials and making follow-up visits to prospective donors as appropriate.
  • Works closely with the Director of Annual Giving to ensure that all prospects are also asked annually for commensurate-level annual gifts.
  • Works closely with the entire Major Gift Team, especially in regards to developing and proposing planned giving opportunities to prospects.
  • Creates and maintains reports and information regarding contact with donors and prospects.
  • Assists in hosting various development and alumni events, such as homecoming, alumni weekend and donor cultivation and recognition events.
  • Attends development staff meetings and monthly divisional meetings.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned or directed.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree is required. A minimum of three (3) years of related work experience is also required. A valid driver's license is required. A current DMV printout demonstrating a good driving record must be presented prior to offer of employment. The successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills in writing, speaking, and listening; attention to detail and independent judgment; and the ability to follow instruction, but still be entrepreneurial. Must possess the ability to manage complex tasks and meet deadlines; have knowledge of University programs and offices; familiarity with topics of concern to prospective donors and the ability to respond to those topics on an immediate basis. Must have ability to initiate and maintain strong working relationships with both professional and volunteer leadership of the University. A willingness to travel and work non-traditional hours is essential. Successful candidate must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed please call 909/748-8040.


    To apply: Submit a University of Redlands Administrator application form at http://www.redlands.edu/human-resources/employment/associate-director-of-major-gifts---4063/.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 909-748-8040 OR VISIT http://www.redlands.edu/human-resources/employment/. SUBMISSION OF A RESUME OR APPLICATION INDICATES AGREEMENT THAT THE UNIVERSITY MAY VERIFY ANY AND ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN. MEMBERS OF UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER




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