Senior Director of Development

Employer
Elon University
Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 27, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Senior Director of Development

Requisition Number: 20122284
Type of Employment: Full-Time Regular
Number of Months:
Months Employed: June to May
Number of Hours per Day/Week: 8/40
Daily Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summary Position
Elon University is currently seeking a Senior Director of Development. Elon is in the final 6 months of Elon LEADS, an ambitious $250M comprehensive campaign to reinforce their standing as the preeminent institution for engaged learning and to ensure access for qualified students. We are seeking to expand our fundraising operation by adding a dynamic, committed and experienced development professional. The Senior Director of Development will report to the Associate Vice President for University Advancement and will be responsible for identifying and developing relationships with Elon's constituencies with the goal of soliciting them for annual, major and planned gifts. He/she is responsible for implementing strategies to ensure proper qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of those donors. Successful candidate will have the ability to establish and cultivate relationships with individuals and have a willingness to travel extensively. Bachelor's degree required. Masters degree preferred. Minimum level of experience 3-5 years. 7-10 years preferred. Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

  • Qualify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and manage relationships with approximately 200 prospective major gift donors.
  • Responsible for soliciting gifts of $50,000 and higher in support of Elon's institutional priorities.
  • Focus on securing support for a set of campus-wide priorities that include scholarships, academic programs, unrestricted support, facility renovations, new facilities, and campus improvements.
  • Develop and propose strategies for solicitation of major gifts, including: recommending specific purpose and level of gift; identifying those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitation.
  • Work collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other development and advancement staff, and other Elon representatives to cultivate and solicit donors for institutional priorities.
  • Manage and mentor a member of our major gifts team.
  • Work closely with the AVP to exceed campaign fundraising goals.
  • Travel in and out of state to meet alumni, parents, and friends of Elon.
  • Assist with and attend Elon events including, but not limited to, Family Weekend, Homecoming, alumni/parent receptions, and athletic events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Education Requirements
    Bachelor’s degree required with five to seven years of related experience.

    Degree/Major:
    Length of Experience: 5-7 years of related experience
    Supervisory Experience: No

    Supervisory Experience Detail


    Special Skills or Experience
    Concern about and respect for protocols of academic and social etiquette; ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in person and over the telephone. The ability to function with a high degree of autonomy is required, openness to feedback and self-motivation is critical for success.

    Special Instructions to Applicants


    Posting Date: 06/20/2022
    Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled: Yes

    General Purpose of Position
    Elon University is currently seeking a Senior Director of Development (Major Gifts). Elon is in the final months of an ambitious comprehensive campaign to reinforce their standing as the preeminent institution for engaged learning and to ensure access for qualified students. They are seeking to expand their fundraising operation by adding a dynamic and committed group of experienced development professionals. The Senior Director of Development will report to the Associate Vice President and will be responsible for identifying and developing relationships with Elon’s constituencies with the goal of soliciting them for annual, major and planned gifts. He/she is responsible for implementing strategies to ensure proper qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of those donors. Successful candidate will have the ability to establish and cultivate relationships with individuals, and have a willingness to travel extensively.



    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties and priorities:· Identify, establish, and maintain personal contact with current and prospective donors to Elon University, both locally in other specific geographic areas.· Frequent travel and/or evening and weekend duties are required. The SDoD will be required to travel for in person prospect visits, as well as university events· Advance relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship to ensure fundraising goals of the university are met.· Collaborate with appropriate staff within University Advancement and across the university.· Use existing practices and metrics to track activity within their portfolio· Utilize university databases, including The Raisers Edge NXT, to document all appropriate activity and track activity against metrics· Assist with University Advancement events and activities as needed.

    Education and Experience
    Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 3-5 years experience. 7-10 years preferred.

    Does this position require driving for the university? Yes

    Additional Information


    To apply, visit https://elon.peopleadmin.com/postings/8737

    Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

    Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years. In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Student Success.” Elon’s more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.





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