Executive Director of Development, College of Business

Denton, Denton County
Apr 29, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors

University of North Texas

Executive Director of Development, College of Business

The University of North Texas
Founded in 1890, the University of North Texas is the flagship of the UNT System and a major force in public higher education in Texas. With 36,000 students, UNT is currently the nation’s 25th largest public university and the largest, most comprehensive in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region, graduating about 8,500 highly-qualified students each year. UNT is committed to providing the highest-quality education to its students and serving as an engine of intellectual, creative and economic activity which leverages the increasing opportunities in the region.

The College of Business
The University of North Texas College of Business is the largest and most comprehensive business school in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region. Accredited by AACSB International since 1961, the college has over 50,000 alumni, approximately one half of whom lives in Dallas-Ft. Worth. More than 450 alumni of the college hold the title of CEO or company president.

The University of North Texas seeks an experienced, highly-motivated, goal-oriented and energetic fundraiser with a proven track record of closing major and principle gifts and exceeding measurable performance goals. The Sr. Director of Development will join a division with dynamic and visionary leadership focused on advancing a donor-centric mission and building a vibrant team who 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, the ability to relate to and manage multiple constituencies and to represent the University with tact, diplomacy and passion.

The Sr. Director of Development leads the advancement team for the College of Business and works in consultation and in close coordination with the Dean to design and implement a comprehensive development program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors for major and principle gifts in support of college priorities. The Sr. 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 Sr. 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 for Development and serves as the direct supervisor for members of the College of Business advancement team including a Director of Development, Marketing Specialist and Events Specialist.

Responsibilities include:
• Develop and implement an annual strategic plan including determining fundraising objectives and unit goals.
• Identify and qualify prospects with the goal of building and maintaining a prospect portfolio of a minimum of 100 active prospects.
• Plan, design and implement prospect and solicitation strategies in support of college priorities; develop proposals and serve as lead solicitor for College of Business major gift solicitations to individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations.
• Establish and cultivate cross-campus partnerships to identify, engage and solicit prospects for multi-disciplinary UNT initiatives. Collaborate with colleagues across the university to fulfill donor goals and objectives and to implement appropriate stewardship and recognition. Manage multiple fundraising teams.
• Participate in and support any special project fundraising for university priorities as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Development.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in related field and ten years of closely-related professional experience. Advanced knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles. Proven record of success in the solicitation and closure of major and principle gifts from individual donors or successful management of revenue generation. Experience managing a donor or client portfolio and working with volunteers. Experience leading multi-disciplinary advancement teams. Strong written and verbal communications skills and demonstrated skills building relationships. Proficiency with technology and prospect management databases. Must have or be eligible to receive and maintain a valid Texas driver’s license and have a motor vehicle record free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. Ability to travel and work weekend and evenings as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s Degree

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