Executive Director of Development - College of Arts and Sciences

Denton, Denton County
Aug 04, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors

University of North Texas

Executive Director of Development - College of Arts and Sciences

Department Overview
The Division of Advancement pursues the mission to promote the University of North Texas through inspiring the public to become involved with the growth and progress of the university. The division accomplishes this by establishing and continuing mutually beneficial relationships that result in donations of time and financial resources that support and empower the future leaders of our generations.

Job Description
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 Executive 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 multiple constituencies and to represent the University with tact, diplomacy and passion.

The Executive Director of Development leads the development team for the College of Arts and Sciences 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 gifts in support of college priorities. The Executive 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 Executive 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 Arts and Sciences development team including a Director of Development, an Events Coordinator and a Development Assistant.

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 Arts and Sciences 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.
* Participate in and support any special project fundraising for university priorities as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Development.

UNT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunities (including provisions for training, development, transfer and promotion) for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran's status.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in related field and ten years of closely related professional

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:
* Advanced knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles
* Supervisory experience
* Travel and weekend duties as necessary
* Valid Texas Drivers License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate should be a highly organized individual with strong leadership and management experience who desires to "give-back." In addition, the incumbent should possess the following qualifications:

* Master's Degree or equivalent degree is strongly preferred
* Excellent writing, editing, project management and in person and telephone skills
* Ability and willingness to multitask, meet deadlines, and work cross-departmentally
* Must be comfortable with metrics- including annual targets- have advanced time management skills, embrace change including the use of technology and data analysis

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

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