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Director Development, Student Affairs

Employer
University of North Texas
Location
Denton

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton and Frisco, the University of North Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are growing with the North Texas region, employing more than 14,000 employees, educating a record 49,000+ students across our system, and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.


We are one team comprised of individuals who are committed to excellence, curiosity and innovation. We are transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We champion a people-first values-based culture where We Care about each other and those we serve. We believe that we are Better Together because we foster an inclusive environment of respect, belonging, and access for all. We demonstrate Courageous Integrity through setting exceptional standards and acting in the best interest of our communities. We are encouraged to Be Curious about opportunities for learning, creating, discovering, and innovating, and are encouraged to learn from failure. Show Your Fire by joining our team and exhibiting your passion and pride in your work as part of our UNT System team.


Learn more about the UNT System and how we live our values at www.UNTSystem.edu.

Posting Title:

Director Development, Student Affairs

Department:

UNT-Advancement - Gen-170000

Job Location:

Denton

Full Time/Part Time:

Full-Time

Retirement Eligibility:

TRS Eligible

Additional Retirement Information:

For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php.

Salary Information:

$75,000 - $78,000

Department Summary:

The University of North Texas seeks an experienced, highly motivated, goal-oriented, and energetic fundraiser with a proven track record of closing annual and major gifts and exceeding measurable performance goals. The Director of Development will join a division with dynamic and visionary leadership focused on advancing a donor-centric mission and building a vibrant team that will enthusiastically and strategically increase philanthropy and accelerate current momentum to propel the university’s tremendous potential to new heights. We are seeking a professional with a highly cooperative spirit, strong communication and relationship-building skills, a forward-thinking approach, and the ability to relate to multiple constituencies and to represent the University. The successful candidate will be able to convey enthusiasm for the mission and role of the Division of Student Affairs and will, upon employment, work with the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Vice President, Development to be able to convey detailed knowledge and passion about the Division’s programs. Experience in student affairs-related programs and/or understanding of the role of student affairs in the retention and success of students is essential.

Position Overview:

The Director of Development works in consultation and in close coordination with the Associate Vice President, Development to design and implement a comprehensive development program to support the vision of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs. This position will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects and donors for major gifts in support of Division priorities. The Director works in a collegial and supportive manner with colleagues and donors to maximize giving to the university and coordinates with UNT’s annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and planned giving units. The Director collaborates with UNT’s advancement services, donor relations, and communications teams to implement effective recognition and messaging.

The position reports to the Associate Vice President, Development and works collaboratively with the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and four years of professional experience in fundraising, donor relations, public relations, or sales: or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Extensive knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles.
• Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with internal and external constituents.
• Ability to plan, organize, develop and execute strategies.
• Ability to mentor and coach colleagues or direct reports.
• Ability to manage time, personnel, financial, and physical resources effectively.
• Exceptional communications skills.
• Ability to master University policies and procedures and apply these in specific situations.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • Experience in student affairs-related programs and/or understanding of the role of student affairs in the retention and success of students.
  • Fundraising experience for business-related initiatives a plus.
  • Knowledge of prospect portfolio management.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm; some evenings and weekends required.

Driving University Vehicle:

Yes

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Director, Development

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

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Identify and qualify prospects to build and manage a prospect portfolio of a minimum of 100 active prospects.

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Communicate with existing donors regularly for continued cultivation and retention.

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Solicit and successfully close major gifts.

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Establish and cultivate cross-campus partnerships to identify, engage, and solicit prospects for multi-disciplinary UNT initiatives.

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Coordination with their supervisor to support a development program to foster and enhance the college’s development opportunities.

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Works effectively with the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, and Division Leaders to support programs and strategies for specific/specialized funding needs.

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Collaborate with colleagues across the university to fulfill donor goals and objectives and to implement appropriate stewardship and recognition.

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Actively participate in Division and University events.

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Participate in and support any special project fundraising for university priorities as assigned by executive leadership.

Posting Number:

S7604P

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/79247

Organization

Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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