Regional Director of Development

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Position: Regional Director of Development Location: Wheaton, IL
Job Id: 749 # of Openings: 2 Regional Director of Development Job Overview· Reporting to the Director or Associate Director of Development, the Regional Director builds relationships with the 150 alumni, parents, and friends within a geographic region who are most strategic to charitably funding Wheaton's mission. This individual annually returns 10-30 times the College's investment in his or her salary and benefits and has substantive contact with every individual in his or her portfolio. · Full time Duties and Responsibilities· Intentionally Relate: Advance strategic relationships through stages of the development cycle, which include discovery, engagement, proposal, closure, and stewardship. Create a relationship development plan for each individual in the portfolio that is updated and reported regularly.· Thoughtfully Engage: Discern current and potential donors’ interest in Wheaton's mission so that it may be contextually expressed and givers may be meaningfully involved. This is accomplished through an agreed-upon number of individual meetings each year and is leveraged by campus and regional engagement events, gift planning seminars, and service opportunities on advisory councils.· Specifically Propose: Personally present and close an agreed-upon number of proposals for 5-, 6-, and 7-figure gifts to the College. Proposals include both outright and planned gifts.· Fill the Pipeline: Identify and become familiar with individuals in your territory who could become future major donors by engaging with them in the early stages of their giving relationship with the College.· Consistently Learn: Demonstrate competence in discussing College funding priorities, campus developments, tools and resources with constituents through a program of team-initiated and self-initiated learning.· Collaborate: Contribute to the collegial team culture of the Development Team and the Advancement and Alumni Relations division of the College and relate well with members of the campus community and the larger external Wheaton family.· Administrate: Manage individual travel budget. This job description is intended to represent key areas of responsibilities; specific assignments may vary from time to time, and other duties may be assigned. Qualifications· A call to advance God's kingdom through financial stewardship through Wheaton's mission.· Ability to ask for and secure leadership-level gifts.· A goal-orientation in task accomplishment and a collaborative spirit with colleagues.· Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.· Organizational and computer skills.· 40%-50% travel required, including evening and weekend work.· Bachelor’s degree is required, graduate degree is preferred. Physical RequirementsThe employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is regularly required to travel by both air and ground, and attend meetings in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. FLSA Status - ExemptAs a Christ-centered community, Wheaton College faculty and staff must affirm the College’s Statement of Faith as expressing their own theological convictions and agree to live by the moral standards in Wheaton’s Community Covenant, modeling these commitments for the Christian formation of our students. Wheaton College faculty and staff also support the Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment which highlights our desire to treat all individuals as equal image-bearers of Jesus Christ through diversity, inclusion, justice and unity.Updated October 2020


Wheaton College is an explicitly Christian, academically rigorous, fully residential liberal arts college and graduate school located in the Chicago area. Established in 1860 in Wheaton, Illinois, Wheaton is guided by its original mission to provide excellence in Christian higher education, and offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, and 18 graduate degrees in various fields of study.

Located 25 miles west of Chicago, IL, Wheaton College, founded in 1860, is a four year private, residential, academically rigorous interdenominational Christian liberal arts College that “serves Jesus Christ and advances His Kingdom through excellence in liberal arts and graduate programs that educate the whole person to build the church and benefit society worldwide.”

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