Director of Major Gifts

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Posting Details

Posting Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Requisition201900010ESTitleDirector of Major GiftsFLSA statusExemptHiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

DepartmentDevelopmentOpen Until FilledYesEducational and Experience Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree in business or marketing or related field with at least five years of related development, sales, or marketing experience. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position

The Director of Major Gifts will cultivate and secure major gifts of $10,000 and more.

Primary Responsibilities

The Director of Major Gifts is responsible for planning, scheduling, implementing and evaluating activities to cultivate and solicit major gift prospects, who are capable of making commitments of $10,000 and more. In this capacity the Director communicates frequently with assigned prospects to discern and cultivate their interest in making contributions and to secure leads on additional prospects from key internal and external constituents. This position supervises Major Gifts Activities in decentralized units throughout the university. The position should have a good knowledge of Planned Gifts and how they might leverage additional support from prospects. The Director also provides advice and support to the President, Vice President for University Advancement and the Executive Director of Development. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Work collaboratively with a complex environment. Must be highly motivated, an energetic self-starter, sound judgment and decision making ability, and attention to detail with solid organization ability. Possess strong writing and verbal communication skills, and have exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
Optional Documents
    Screening Questions

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    1. * Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * How did you learn about this position?
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      • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
      • Association for Women in Science
      • TWC - Work in Texas
      • Inside Higher Ed
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      • SHSU Website
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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/22/2019
    Application Due: 8/22/2019
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