Director of Development, College of Arts, Media and
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About the Opportunity:
The Northeastern community has a tradition of giving back, and each
day, we witness the impact of our community's remarkable
generosity. Our students are pursuing co-ops in all corners of the
globe, growing their cultural fluency and preparing to thrive in
the world. Our faculty are delivering leading-edge scholarship,
teaching and mentoring tomorrow's leaders. And our researchers are
pioneering new lines of inquiry, accelerating discovery in emerging
fields. Northeastern University Advancement plays an integral role
in engaging the Northeastern community to create a stronger, more
sustainable, and bright future.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development and CAMD
Dean, the Director of Development - College of Arts, Media and
Design works in collaboration with the Senior Vice President for
University Advancement, Vice President for Development, Assistant
Vice President for Development, Associate Vice President for
Corporate and Foundation Relations, Dean of the College of Arts,
Media and Design, and Advancement staff to develop fundraising
initiatives targeted to special constituents who have the capacity
to make significant gifts to the institution in support of a wide
range of priorities at the College of Arts, Media and Design and
across the university. Under the direction of the Associate Vice
President for Corporate and Foundation Relations, the role
intersects directly with college research staff to support
development of opportunities for industry partnerships and
Manage a portfolio of 100+ prospects, including alumni, friends,
parents, and university leaders, with a focus on raising $100K to
$1million+ major gifts. Identify new prospects, make discovery and
qualification calls, establish cultivation and solicitation
strategies, and solicit gifts. Work to achieve a high level of
engagement from constituent groups. Manage the major gift
operation, including at least one development staff member for the
College of Arts, Media and Design. Build and enhance constituent
relationships with Northeastern, involving them strategically in
special programs and events and connecting them to other university
leaders and supporters. Create and lead new initiatives that
provide meaningful and substantive engagement opportunities for
Candidates should have a proven track record in soliciting and
closing major and leadership-level gifts and be able to demonstrate
successful relationship building with institutional leaders. A
familiarity with building opportunities in relation to arts and
media, and successful grant writing, as well as working with
corporations and foundations, a plus.
- Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree
- The College is seeking a highly entrepreneurial, energetic
individual who has a minimum of seven to ten (7-10) years of
progressive Development experience, preferably in higher education
and or/the arts.
- Strong management skills.
- Demonstrated ability in strategic planning for a comprehensive,
sustained operation necessary to carry out the vision, goals, and
fundraising aspirations of the College and the
- Proven success in fundraising.
- Demonstrated ability to work closely with high-level decision
makers, trustees, and other top level volunteers.
- Strong interpersonal skills necessary for building
relationships with external (donors, prospects, trustees) and
internal (deans, chairs, faculty, staff) constituents.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Highly collaborative in approach.
- Ability to travel (including overnights and weekends).
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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