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•Associate Director of Institutional Advancement

Saybrook University
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Job Details

Job location: Remote

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-30
Req: R0006452

Job Description:

Job Description:

Working under the general direction of the Director of University Relations, the Associate Director of Institutional Giving is responsible for developing and implementing programs and strategies to effectively cultivate and solicit individual donors with the potential to become major donors of unrestricted, restricted, and planned gifts. Working with colleagues throughout the institution, the candidate will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donors and prospects, supporting Saybrook's spectrum of annual, programmatic, capital, and giving opportunities. The Associate Director of Institutional Advancement is responsible for directing the school's fundraising program; this includes providing strategic oversight of annual, planned, major, leading foundation outreach, managing alumni giving initiatives, and other giving campaigns.

Minimum qualifications (knowledge, skills, and abilities)

  • Candidate must have a proven track record of raising funds from individuals and foundations. Minimum of 3 years of development experience with an emphasis on individual giving.
  • Prior experience with major gifts, foundations, including a strong background in the cultivation and solicitation of gifts to nonprofit organizations or similar equivalent experience.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated success with strategic policy and budget planning experience.
  • Excellent understanding of principles and techniques of development activities, including annual giving, major giving, planned giving, event planning, marketing and communications, and grant procurement.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to partner productively with a variety of staff, volunteers, donors, and prospects. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, utilizes tact and diplomacy in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters, and the ability to work well with diverse groups of people.
  • Proficiency with fundraising database applications (Raiser's Edge), MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and other applications for communications pieces.
  • Experience integrating diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives into fundraising plans.
  • Skilled with relationship building and coordination of special events.
  • Highly motivated and disciplined.
  • Personal integrity and the ability to inspire confidence and trust.
  • Periodic travel for solicitation and event management required.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's (Required)
  • Minimum of 3 years of fundraising experience (Required)
  • At least 2 years of experience in institutional giving or similar (Required)

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday - Friday, and usually from 9 am - 5:30 pm (Pacific Time); shift adjustments may be needed to accommodate projects and staff in other time zones.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

About Saybrook University:

Saybrook University was founded over 40 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century and continues to inspire a new generation of innovators. A nonprofit, regionally accredited university known for its commitment to humanistic studies and rigorous research, Saybrook University's academic model puts the student at the center of everything we do to provide a unique, transformational learning experience. Saybrook offers advanced degrees in organizational systems, psychology, mind-body medicine, and counseling, all in flexible learning formats to help students continue to be active contributors to the fields they work in while they advance their education. Saybrook University is proud to be a diverse, inclusive community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursuing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities.

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Saybrook University offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Working at Saybrook University 

Saybrook University is the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies. It is a rigorous and unique learner-centered educational institution offering advanced degrees in psychology, mind-body medicine, and organizational systems. Saybrook’s programs are deeply rooted in the humanistic tradition and a commitment to help students develop as whole people – mind, body, and spirit – in order to achieve their full potential. Experiential learning and professional training are integral components of the transformative education offered through Saybrook’s programs.

Saybrook University is growing to bring together new disciplines and apply its humanistic perspective to a broad spectrum of practical fields.

The University comprises graduate programs divided into four cohesive schools focused on specific disciplines and career and professional outcomes:

·  School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation (OLT)

·  School of Mind-Body Medicine

·  School of Clinical Psychology

·  School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Our global community of scholars and practitioners is dedicated to advancing human potential to create a humane and sustainable world. We accomplish this by providing our students with the skills to achieve and make a difference, empowering them to pursue their passions and their life’s work. Our scholars and practitioners are creative, compassionate innovators pursuing new ways of thinking and doing for their professions, organizations, and communities.

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