Director of Advancement

Employer
Bay Path University
Location
Longmeadow, MA

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Job Details

Category:: Administrative / Staff
Department:: 01-53-5355-VP Advancement
Locations:: Longmeadow, MA
Posted:: May 2, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-Time Salaried (Exempt)
Position ID:: 147061

About Bay Path University:


When Bay Path opened its doors to students in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student...to start them on the road of success. We still do.


Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.


Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and three satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.


We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.


We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.



Job Description:


Director of Advancement


Supervisor: Vice President of Institutional Advancement


Job Code: DIRAV


IPED Classification:


CUPA Code:


Status: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week


Hours: M-F 8:30-5:00 with some evenings and weekends as necessary


Job Location: Longmeadow Campus (Hybrid)


Exempt (Yes/No): Yes


JOB SUMMARY:


Secures leadership gifts of $25,000 and above for Bay Path University through the solicitation of donors and prospective donors with a special emphasis on the conversion of non-donors to engaged donors. The Director of Advancement and Planned Giving will work towards securing gifts for Bay Path University funding priorities. The scope of giving priorities includes, but is not limited to, frequent travel for one-to-one visits with donors to secure major, planned, reunion, scholarship, campaign and annual gifts. Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Director of Advancement and Planned Giving is responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with a community of constituents (individuals, alumni, and organizations), fostering strong engagement with the University, and providing excellent stewardship of gifts. The Director of Advancement and Planned Giving will oversee the University's planned giving program.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:


  • Identifies, cultivates, and solicits donors and prospects for leadership gifts of $25,000 and above.
  • Manages and supports our integrated marketing planned giving program through Crescendo Interactive. Coordinates activities around Legacy Society, e.g. an annual Legacy Society gathering with the President and key Trustees.
  • Manages a portfolio of 75-100 leadership donors and prospective donors, including alumni and friends of the University.
  • Achieves goals set for visits, solicitations, and additional leadership gift activity.
  • Collaborates with the Annual Giving/Alumni Relations team to identify major donor prospects and cultivate them to achieve leadership gift status.
  • Works closely with the Director of Advancement and Leadership Giving to keep donors engaged with the University/
  • Work collaboratively with staff, faculty, and University leadership.
  • Participate in department meetings, University committees, and professional development programs as required.
  • Serve as the primary staff lead for the Corporate Committee.
  • Responsible for all other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
  • Attend trainings as required.
  • Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned by the University.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • If you operate a University owned, leased or personal vehicle at any time while performing your duties you must follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Operations Manual. Additionally, you must report any driving offense, on or off company time, which causes a loss, suspension, or any other change in your license status. You must report this change within one business day of the offense. You can report this change to the Human Resource Department or your direct supervisor. Failure to do so can lead to disciplinary action, up to and including terminations.
  • This list of essential job functions and other responsibilities is representative of those duties and responsibilities that are required of this position. However, the list is not to be considered as all-inclusive. A supervisor or director may assign other duties and/or other duties at alternate locations to meet mission requirements of the University and cooperation of all personnel is expected to carry out the mission.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • NA

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Ability to stand, walk and/or sit and continuously perform essential job functions.
  • Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry or otherwise move lightweight objects.
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs and walking significant distances between and within University buildings.
  • Occasionally perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, and kneeling.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity in both hands to drive vehicle extended distances, and operate a variety of office related equipment including; computer, telephone, copier, fax, calculator, and the like.
  • Visual ability corrected, to assure accuracy of all documents produced or disseminated from this position.
  • Audio ability corrected, to hear telephone, fax and any emergency related alarms such as fire alarm.
  • This position requires standing, sitting and walking; minimal pulling, pushing, lifting, stretching, kneeling, and lifting up to 20 lbs.


Requirements:


QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Ability to travel frequently.
  • 5 years of successful experience in leadership gift fundraising
  • Demonstrated success building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Experience in higher education preferred.
  • Valid U.S. driver's license.
  • Must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course (within 15 days of hire) and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter. .
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPAA guidelines.
  • All new employees must complete the FERPA, Anti-Harassment, and any other required online trainings within 15 days of employment.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.
  • Must adhere to University COVID-19 testing, symptom tracking and all other COVID protocols established by the University.


Additional Information:


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.



Application Instructions:


Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.


Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.


Bay Path University is a smoke and tobacco-free community.


All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at [email protected] or call 413-565-1168.


Organization

Working At Bay Path University

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and a member of the Women’s College Coalition. With a main campus and four satellite locations, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate, (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

Mission Statement:

A Bay Path University education empowers undergraduate women and graduate women and men to become leaders in their careers and communities with an innovative approach to learning that prepares students to flourish in a constantly changing world.

The Bay Path experience is nothing less than transformational. Our women-only undergraduate programs and our coeducational graduate programs are offered both on campus and online, providing a flexible, 21st-century education for learners at all stages of life and career. Bay Path students find a supportive and diverse community, close mentoring, and rigorous preparation for success in a complex and globally interdependent society. Students graduate with the applied knowledge, portable skillset, and confidence to thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world. 

Established: 1897

Enrollment: Over 3,300 students

Alumni: Approximately 15,000 alumni around the world.

Athletics: Eight teams compete at the NCAA Division III level, in the New England Collegiate Conference.

University Motto: Carpe Diem, Latin for "Seize the Day"

Locations: 

  • Longmeadow, MA - Home to our Residential College, for high school, transfer and International young women; One Day A Week College, for adult women with classes on Saturday; and Graduate College for men and women. 
  • Concord, MA - Our Concord location is home to our graduate programs in Education and Psychology for men and women.
  • Sturbridge, MA - Our Sturbridge teaching site opened in 2003 and offers our One Day A Week College, for adult women with classes on Saturday and select graduate programs for men and women. This teaching location provides students with all of the support services of our main campus including access to library services, administrative and academic deans, student financial services, and the Registrar’s Office. 
  • East Longmeadow, MA - The Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center is located on our East Longmeadow site. This state-of-the-art facility houses our Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and our Master of Occupational Therapy Bridge programs.  

Residential College

Offers classes on-ground Monday through Friday.

At Bay Path University, we welcome students (commuters and residents), just like you, from across the country and around the world who are smart, capable young women who want to make a difference and be successful.

Here, you join a small, highly personal community that empowers you to take ownership of your life through:

  • Highly relevant majors and minors that give you practical knowledge, a global viewpoint, and the unique perspectives that make connections between subject areas and current topics.
  • Leadership opportunities that focus on your strengths, encouraging you to find your voice and act on your convictions.
  • Real-world experience balanced with career counseling that gives you a distinct advantage for graduate school or that rewarding first job.
  • More important, our admission counselors are here to help you and your family, guiding you through the admissions and financial aid process by taking your questions and connecting you with the right resources.

Why it pays to be a Bay Path woman:

  • Significant Financial Support. All of our full-time students receive a merit scholarship from Bay Path University, and more than 96% of our students receive additional financial aid that included grants, scholarships and loans. 
  • Close Attention from Faculty. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you'll form close relationships with your professors that will lead to research, internship and networking opportunities. 
  • Thoughtful and Intentional Career Planning for Life. Our Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center (SCLP) is one of the best of its kind. As a Bay Path student, you will have lifetime access to the SCLP and the services it provides, including one-on-one career coaching and mentoring.

Undergraduate Study

A Place Where Knowledge Is Gained and Shared

If you ask a Bay Path woman graduate to define her academic experience, it would be one word: transformational. There is no other way to describe it.


Yes, we have majors in neurobiology, cybersecurity, and business analytics, as well as minors and concentrations that deepen your knowledge in a specific area. But we also educate the whole person, giving you the courage and confidence to be your best self, to help you get where you have to go, and to take on more in your life. It’s why women’s education still matters. 

American Women’s College

Are you one of the 76 million American women who has accomplished many things in her life yet still lacks a bachelor's degree? You are not alone. At The American Women's College, we understand the reasons that women pause their education early in life: 

  • Maybe going to college wasn’t right for you at the time
  • Maybe you started college and decided it wasn't a good fit
  • And then there other competing factors like family, work, and day-to-day pressures

Looking back, do you still wish you had earned a college degree?  Now you can—with The American Women’s College Online. We offer:

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