Director Major and Leadership Giving - 502408
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Development (AVP),
the Director of Major and Leadership Giving is responsible for the
overall management of the major and leadership giving programs.
Oversees a team consisting of major giving officers and leadership
giving officers as the University of Richmond prepares for a
comprehensive campaign. Works in consultation with the AVP to set
and achieve annual team activity/fundraising metrics as well as
- Manages and coaches all aspects of the major and leadership
giving programs, including developing, evaluating and implementing
strategies for securing philanthropic resources as well as
coordinating gift officer portfolio management.
- Manages an assigned portfolio of highly rated alumni and parent
- Collaborates and partners closely with Vice President for
Advancement, AVP of Development, Development Directors, President's
staff, Deans, and other senior University administrators to
coordinate philanthropic engagement and contribute to the overall
success of the University of Richmond's comprehensive
- Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and coaching skills, along
with the ability to work with diverse internal and external
- Ability to exercise good judgment, demonstrate an understanding
of the ethical principles associated with working in development,
and to use discretion in interactions with members of the
University of Richmond community.
- Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team
environment with a high degree of collegiality; honesty and
transparency are two other important abilities.
- Strong written, communication, organizational, and analytical
skills as well as a sense of humor.
- Demonstrated record of soliciting and closing five, six, and
seven figure philanthropic gifts.
- Skill in the use of Microsoft office and fund-raising software
applications, including database management (The University of
Richmond uses BBCRM).
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- A bachelor's degree is required; masters preferred.
- A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in development with a
demonstrated track record of success.
- Minimum 3-5 years of management experience.
- Experience in a higher education setting is preferred.
- Full-time, exempt position
- Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75
- Seasonal, evening, and weekend work will be periodically
required throughout the year (e.g. Family Weekend, Homecoming
- External travel is expected
SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 11 (Hiring Range: $125,000.00 -
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