Director of Development
Salary for Announcement
The salary range is $57,600- $76,900.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set
based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to,
internal equity, experience, education, specialty and
Development and Donor Relations
Full Time Professional Staff
The Director of Development is a member of the University
Advancement team and reports to the Associate Vice President of
Advancement. The Director is responsible for identifying,
qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts from
individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations. It is
anticipated that the Director will provide specific focus on the
College of Business, serve as a liaison to Student Affairs, and
other fundraising priorities as necessary.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity
The Director of Development plans, manages, and directs development
efforts in concert with University Advancement goals and will
collaborate with the appropriate University Advancement staff for
various projects and events. These efforts support and implement
programmatic initiatives, capital projects, academic/athletic
departments, and student support. The Director will develop and
maintain a multi-interval fundraising strategy that is in alignment
with University Advancement’s fundraising priorities, which
supports the University’s strategic plan.
• Actively manage a portfolio of 75-150 major gift prospects
• Achieve annual goals related to donor visits, solicitations, and
gifts and pledges closed.
• Generate major gift strategies and proposals that directly
support the University’s top fundraising priorities based on its
strategic plan and major initiatives.
• Collaborate with one or more industry advisory councils and/or
foundation project teams as assigned to engage volunteers in the
identification, cultivation, or solicitation of major gift
• Engage various University faculty and administrative leaders in
partnerships to cultivate or solicit major gift donors.
• Ensure best possible communication between the University
Advancement office and other university colleges/departments/units.
Attend academic and community related meetings, participate in
senior leadership strategy sessions and university task force
teams, and provide regular updates to appropriate parties.
10% Create an annual plan to meet goals, including informational
and solicitation meetings with donors and organizations. Have
working knowledge of the MSU Denver Foundation and development
policies and procedures; ensure proper database records and
documentation for prospects, gifts, and proposals. Track
activities, create contact reports, prepare and/or approve briefing
5% Other duties as assigned
• Bachelor’s degree.
• 2 years of professional fundraising experience or related
• Previous experience working independently and as a member of the
• Previous experience effectively managing a portfolio of prospects
or related experience.
• Computer literacy: working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Products: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; and donor or customer
database management systems.
• Experience securing major gifts by strategically managing a
portfolio and fostering meaningful relationships.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to
engage, influence, and build effective, goal-oriented
• Experience working productively with volunteers on advisory or
development/foundation boards to achieve fundraising goals.
• Experience fundraising in an educational setting.
• Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge donor database software or
similar fundraising software.
• Previous experience maintaining strict confidentiality,
discipline, and integrity.
M-F 8 to 5, some evenings and weekends as required.
This position is designed to be a hybrid position (Virtual &
Open Until Filled
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by
Special Instructions to Applicants
IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must
apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com
References refers to a list of three professional references and
their contact information.
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for
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MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees
a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the
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Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique,
access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and
inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of
nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of
color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in
We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert
with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity
and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and
perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that
in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go
beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and
dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture
of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and