Reporting to the Director of Development of the College of
Engineering (COE), the Director of Major Gifts in the COE will
qualify, cultivate, and solicit philanthropic contributions from a
portfolio of Engineering alumni and friends. Solicitation range
typically will fall in the range of $100,000 to $1M+. The Director
of Major Gifts is responsible for the design and implementation of
thoughtful, donor-centric strategies in support of college and
university priorities. The Director will also assist with selected
stewardship of major gift donors. S/he will be a highly motivated
and experienced fundraising professional with excellent
inter-personal communication skills. S/he will be deeply involved
in the fundraising efforts of the College of Engineering in support
of our capital campaign priorities (capital projects, experiential
learning, along with scholarships and fellowships) The Engineering
Advancement Team is growing to serve our 65,000+ Engineering
alumni. With the college’s goal of $250M, as part of the
University’s overall $1.5B ‘Boundless Impact’ campaign, the
successful candidate will be joining a best-in-class advancement
team. Individuals interested in continuing to grow within the
profession are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor's degree and major gifts fundraising experience.
The successful candidate will show evidence of the ability to
cultivate, solicit, close and steward major gifts for high level
S/he will be self-motivated while also embracing the concept and
attitude of collaborative teamwork in a complex organization.
Highly developed interpersonal communication skills.
Maintains high ethical standards, demonstrated experience handling
confidential information and evidence of flexibility in the
Experience with office software applications such as Excel, Word,
PowerPoint, and Outlook or similar programs.
Experience with relational database manipulation.
Attention to detail and time management along with on-going
interest in learning are critical skills that will lead to
Preference given to candidates with experience in higher education
Demonstrated ability to design and/or orchestrate complex major
S/he has experience motivating and/or managing volunteers.
Project management or outside sales experience.
Commensurate with Experience
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The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal
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