Sen DOD, Col of Arts-Sciences

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LogoPosting NumberSTA00597PO20Classification TitleDirectorInternal TitleSen DOD, Col of Arts-SciencesCampusColumbiaWork CountyRichlandCollege/DivisionDivision of DevelopmentDepartmentDEV Development OfficeBand UnclassifiedAdvertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.Advertised Salary Range$90,000 - $125,000Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week37.5Work Schedule

The standard hours are from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with one hours for lunch. The hours per week are 37.50. This position is required to travel to geographical location of donors/prospects, work evenings and weekends.

Type of Staff PositionFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 12 monthsJob Search CategoryAlumni DevelopmentBenefit Eligibility TypeFull-Time Equivalent (FTE)South Carolina RetirementYesState Insurance ProgramsYesAnnual LeaveYesSick LeaveYesAdvertised Job Summary

Under limited supervision, reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Development (AVP), the Senior Director of Development for the College of Arts and Sciences (College) will be responsible for an effective, comprehensive and ongoing development program through major gifts fundraising. Responsibilities include planning, managing, implementing, promoting, coordinating and administering the development program with an emphasis on major gifts for the College. Responsible for leading a team of fundraising professionals. This position will be part of the University Development team and will operate within the system and procedures of UofSC Development to ensure consistent and well-coordinated activities. Additionally, there is a strong connection to the dean of the College. The dean provides direction on the fundraising priorities and strategic vision for the College.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor’s degree and 7 years proven experience major gift/development, donor relations, sales or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been acquired may be substituted. Supervisory experience is required. Required to travel to geographical location of donors/prospects and work evenings and weekends. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 7 years proven experience major gift/development in higher education and/or hybrid development model. Previous campaign experience including experience soliciting and closing $1M gifts. Familiarity with Blackbaud CRM donor database preferred.


Thorough knowledge of principles and methods of planning and conducting a comprehensive fundraising program. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with faculty, alumni, donors, students, volunteers, businesses and the general public. Outstanding oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to travel, work evenings and weekends, as required. Effective computer experience including database operation and word processing. Supervisory experience in hiring, managing, training and mentoring development directors and administrative staff are required. Proven ability to develop relationships with leaders in a broad range of professions.

Safety Sensitive or Security SensitiveNoHazardous weather categoryNon-EssentialNumber of Vacancies1Desired Start Date11/17/2020If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end dateJob Open Date10/06/2020Job Close Date10/20/2020Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by October 20, 2020.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Bachelor’s degree and 7 years proven experience major gift/development, donor relations, sales or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been acquired may be substituted?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If so, please tell us how you qualify?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of supervisory work experience do you have?
    • 0 - 3 years of supervisory work experience
    • 3 - 5 years of supervisory work experience
    • 5 - 7 years of supervisory work experience
    • More than 7 years of supervisory work experience
  5. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have work experience in higher education and/or in a hybrid development model? If so, please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Are you willing to travel by the geographic location of donors/prospects; work evenings and weekends?
    • no response
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you willing to accept this position with a salary range from $90,000 to $125,000?
    • Yes
    • No
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  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
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    Posted: 10/8/2020
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