Director of Major Gifts

Employer
University of Redlands
Location
Redlands, CA
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Job Details

POSITION CODE: 4950

DEPARTMENT: Development

APPOINTMENT: Administrative, Full-time, Twelve (12) months

STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD: Twelve (12) months

AVAILABLE: Immediately

POSTING DATE: June 15, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

                                                                                   

DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Advancement, the 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:

  • Develop and manage a portfolio of 100-125 major and planned giving donors and prospects, focusing on identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts of $25,000+, with an emphasis on gifts of $100,000+.
  • Work with the Director of Research and Prospect Management to identify and prioritize prospective donors for cultivation and solicitation, tracking their progress through the fundraising cycle.
  • Create and implement strategies to engage various constituent groups, including alumni, faculty, staff, retirees, and friends, collaborating with Advancement colleagues and involving key faculty and other University leaders as appropriate.
  • Manage relationships with assigned donors to deepen their engagement with the areas of the University that align with their interests, leading to increased philanthropic investment over time.
  • Identify planned giving opportunities and meaningfully demonstrate to donors how their legacy support will impact the University’s programs and students into the future.
  • Grow the donor pipeline by regularly reaching out to potential donors to discern their interest in the University and qualify their capacity and inclination to make major and planned gifts.
  • Collaborate with Donor Relations colleagues and appropriate faculty and administrators to create and implement personalized donor recognition and stewardship plans.
  • Document donor contacts and activities in a timely manner in the University’s donor database.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree is required. A minimum of five (5) years of direct and/or related work experience is 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 instructions, 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. Experience fundraising for athletics and/or a business school strongly preferred. Must have the 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. The 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: Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter with the application.


FOR MORE INFORMATION 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

Organization

 

University of Redlands garden sign

 

The University of Redlands is a private, independent liberal arts university centrally located in the heart of southern California. Situated in the area east of Los Angeles known as the Inland Empire, the beautiful Redlands campus is within easy traveling distance of snow skiing, hiking and climbing to the north, some of the world’s best beaches to the south, Palm Springs and Joshua Tree to the east, and the urban culture of Los Angeles to the west.

Ranked 12th among regional universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Redlands offers 50 undergraduate programs as well as graduate programs in business, communicative disorders, education, geographic information systems and music.  

The University of Redlands serves approximately 5,000 students in its primarily undergraduate residential College of Arts and Sciences, as well as its School of Education and School of Business, which offer graduate programs at eight locations across southern California in addition to the main campus. The School of Continuing Studies offers non-degree program credentials and course opportunities.

Redlands blends liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors and self-designed contracts for graduation. For a select group of highly motivated, self-driven students, the progressive Johnston Center for Integrative Studies allows such inclined undergraduates to negotiate their own course of study with a faculty/peer committee, receiving narrative evaluations rather than letter grades.

The Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems program is an intensive, one-year residential program that draws international acclaim, in part due to the close collaboration with Redlands-based Esri, the world’s leading GIS company.

Recognized for having one of the highest study abroad participation rates among our peers, Redlands students travel the world, choosing from more than 100 programs. Redlands’ Community Service Learning program receives national acclaim each year as our students complete over 120,000 hours of public service annually around the world.

Learn more about the University of Redlands.

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Telephone
909-748-8040
Location
1200 E. Colton Avenue
P.O. Box 3080
ATTN: Human Resources
Redlands
California
92373
US

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