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Director of Development & Capital Campaigns

Messiah University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
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Full Time
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The Office of Development at Messiah University currently has a full-time opening for a Director of Development & Capital Campaigns.

Responsibilities:  This is a full-time, 12-month position that will be responsible for directing the strategic planning and implementation of the major gifts fundraising operations of Messiah University. In addition, the position will be charged with implementing and completing Messiah’s future comprehensive campaigns. This position will work closely with the Executive Director of Development and the Vice President for Advancement to execute the major gifts fundraising plans for the University as well as future campaigns for emerging projects. The ideal candidate is driven, self-motivated, organized, and flexible; possesses outstanding written and oral communication skills; and has experience with major gifts fundraising and leading fundraising campaigns.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree required, Doctoral degree preferred. Minimum of 5 to 7 years of professional fundraising experience, with a focus on fundraising campaigns or major gifts required. Must have a proven track record of successfully securing major gift support and show success leading and directing fundraising campaigns, and the ability to manage the campaign budget.

Skills and Characteristics: Excellent interpersonal, communications, analytical and organizational skills and ability to prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities; personal qualities of strong work ethic, emotional intelligence, and diligence; a sense of humor, tolerance for change, and a demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive culture; be a team player with the ability to motivate others; demonstrate a commitment to the mission of Messiah University.

Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using this link:  

Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.

In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University.  All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The University does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.


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