Director, Parent Giving - 500155

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University of Richmond
Location
Richmond, VA

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Director, Parent Giving - 500155

SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Development (AVP), the Director of Parent Giving is responsible for the overall management of the parent giving program at the University of Richmond. Working with the AVP, the Director will set and achieve annual program metrics to advance and increase philanthropic resources for the university.

The Director will also collaborate closely with frontline fundraisers to oversee parent philanthropic engagement, including direct management of the President’s Parents Leadership Council (PPLC.) In addition to the AVP and frontline fundraising staff, the Director will partner with the Vice President of Advancement, Director of Major Giving and Gift Planning, Director of Principal Giving, Prospect Research, as well as other senior university administrators to enhance philanthropic outcomes.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage an assigned portfolio of current and past parents rated at the leadership, major, and principal gift level. Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, close, and steward prospects for leadership, major, and principal level gifts. (50%)
  • Develop, manage, and coordinate the PPLC including relevant events and communications. This includes at least two, annual on-campus PPLC meetings, multiple “Welcome to the Web” events during the summer, and associated events surrounding Commencement and first-year orientation. (25%)
  • Direct all aspects of parent giving program, including formulating and implementing strategies for short- and long-term fundraising outcomes, devising performance metrics, and closely coordinating parent engagement with senior university and Office of Advancement leadership as well as frontline fundraising staff. The Director of Parent Giving also ensures compliance with prospect management guidelines for data entry and metric tracking. (25%)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated record of soliciting and closing five, six, and seven figure philanthropic gifts.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, demonstrate an understanding of the ethical principles associated with working in development, and to use discretion in interactions with members of the University of Richmond community.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, along with the ability to work with diverse internal and external constituencies.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment with a high degree of collegiality; honesty and transparency.
  • Strong written, communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Experience managing high-level donor events is preferred.
  • Skill in the use of Microsoft office and fund-raising software applications, including database management.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of six to eight years’ fundraising experience with a proven track record of success; development experience working with parents in higher education is preferred

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week; with extended hours as necessary.
  • Seasonal, evening, and weekend work will be periodically required throughout the year (e.g. Family Weekend, Homecoming Reunion, etc.
  • Frequent travel is expected.

SALARY STRUCTURE:
Pay Grade 10 (Hiring Range $83,650.00 to $115,012.00 annually)

ABOUT UR:

At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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