Director of Development, College of Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) and Honors College

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Posting Number:

20210032EX

Job Title:

Director of Development, College of Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) and Honors College

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray

Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Exempt(Monthly)

Department:

Office of Development

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, this position is responsible for coordinating and facilitating Murray State’s fundraising efforts in scholarship endowment development and other key initiative areas for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Honors College as outlined by the Executive Director of Development. These responsibilities include identifying and cultivating prospects, assisting in the development of strategies, collaboration and creation of gift proposals, and the solicitation of major gifts ($10,000 and above) from individuals, foundations, corporations and other organizations. The director, as assigned by the Executive Director of Development, may be involved with broader institutional fundraising initiates, including annual giving, planned giving, and capital campaign efforts.

• Works with the dean, chairs, and directors of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Honors College to identify potential unit fundraising projects and priorities
• Identifies, cultivates and solicits a portfolio of individual and corporate/foundation major donor prospects for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Honors College for the purpose of funding scholarship endowments and other institutional priorities
• Manages pipeline of approximately 200 prospects and makes at least 15-20 personal visits per month requiring travel
• Prepares proposals to be used in gift solicitation
• Collects and transfers thorough and appropriate information on all constituents in the donor records system
• Provides leadership to engage donors, faculty, and volunteers in the colleges’ development activities
• Assists in forming, guiding, and supervising unit and project advisory councils and other volunteers in fundraising activities and efforts
• Ensures that all donations are promptly submitted for recording
• Meets regularly with campus managers and development staff for coordinating fundraising efforts as assigned by the Executive Director of Development
• Represents the University as requested at functions of interest to the institution including those scheduled on evenings and weekends
• Perform other related duties as assigned

Minimum Education Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

• Demonstrated success in direct solicitation of gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. Sales experience (or equivalent) may be substituted for charitable giving experience if applicant can show results success and evidence of excellent relationship management skills.
• Articulate and sincerely inspiring as represented through written and oral communication as well as presentation and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrate success in program management
• Ability to represent the University as requested at functions of interest to the institution including those scheduled on evening and weekends. The position requires regional travel as well as some out-of-state travel.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

• Advanced degree(s) preferred.

Minimum Salary:

$50,000

Maximum Salary:

$55,000

Posting Date:

04/28/2021

Closing Date:

05/21/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

• Letter of application
• Resume

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 7/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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