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Director of Development

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number A01652 Position Title Director of Development Position Number E00668 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 training.

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Employee Category Professional staff Department Development and Donor Relations EClass Code Full Time Professional Staff Position Summary

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 employer.


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.
85% Fundraising
• 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 prospects
• 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 sheets.
5% Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree.
• 2 years of professional fundraising experience or related experience
• Previous experience working independently and as a member of the development team.
• 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.

Preferred Qualifications

• 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 relationships.
• 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.

Work Hours

M-F 8 to 5, some evenings and weekends as required.
This position is designed to be a hybrid position (Virtual & On-Campus).

Posting date 06/24/2021 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 07/08/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, .

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative Araceli Cortez Talent Team Representative E-mail Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:
Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

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 downtown Denver.

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 professional success.

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