Director of Major Gifts

Employer
Northeastern University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Director of Major Gifts

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Office of Development is looking for a Director of Major Gifts to join their team in the Bouve College of Health Sciences!

Responsibilities:
Reporting directly to the Assistant Dean of Development for the Bouve College of Health Sciences and working in collaboration with the Dean for the Bouve College of Health Sciences and Advancement staff, the Director of Major Gifts will develop fundraising initiatives targeted to special constituents who have the capacity to make significant gifts to Bouve in support of its wide range of priorities.

Manage a portfolio of ~125 select major gift prospects, including alumni, friends, parents, and university leaders, with a focus on raising major gifts at the $100K to $1M+ level. Identify new prospects, establish cultivation and solicitation strategies, and ask for gifts. Work to achieve a high level of engagement from among a cadre of alumni, friends, parents, and other constituents whose philanthropic priorities match with education and research programs in the College. Manage the major gift operation. Build and enhance constituent's relationship 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 Bouve.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's preferred.

  • The university is seeking a highly entrepreneurial, energetic individual who has 10+ years of progressive Development experience.

  • Candidates should have a proven track record in soliciting and closing major gifts, and be able to demonstrate successful relationship building with institutional leaders.

  • Demonstrated ability in strategic planning for a comprehensive, sustained operation necessary to carry out the vision, goals and fundraising aspirations of the University.

  • Tested 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, faculty, staff, colleagues) constituents.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Highly collaborative in approach.

  • Ability to travel frequently (including nights and weekends).

    Salary Grade:
    13

    Additional Information:
    For more than a century, Northeastern University's Bouve College of Health Sciences has championed a simple idea: Experience deepens learning. Here, at one of the nation's leading health science colleges, future pharmacists, policymakers, administrators, nurses, physical therapists, scientists, speech therapists, and psychologists learn from renowned professors, while apprenticing alongside preeminent clinicians and researchers at top health institutions.

    Bouve College of Health Sciences encompasses four exceptional schools, School of Health Professions, School of Nursing, School of Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences, and School of Pharmacy. Together, these institutions leverage interdisciplinary collaboration and strategic synergies to tackle the world's most pressing health challenges. It is this cross-pollination of academic rigor, interdisciplinary perspectives and globally recognized experiential learning that distinguishes Bouve and its graduates.

    Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Bouve College of Health Sciences values and respects the multiple and diverse identities of our shared humanity across race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, and military service. We are committed to enlivening the climate of diversity at Bouve through teaching, learning, dialogue, and relationship building. We seek to nurture inhabitable and welcoming spaces where all members feel that their ideas, voice, and lived experiences matter. We avow that differences in perspectives exist, are to be anticipated, and that respect for our differences is foundational to the universe of ideas that enrich our lives and professions. We are committed to advocacy, inclusion, and justice for all.

    Northeastern University offers a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits program for all full-time regular faculty and staff including medical plans, a dental plan, medical and dependent-care reimbursement accounts, retirement plans, life insurance benefits, disability programs, and tuition reimbursement.

  • For a short video on the benefit's Northeastern offers, watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HymNgJlQE2o&feature=youtu.be

  • For more information on the benefit's Northeastern offers, see this webpage https://www.northeastern.edu/hrm/benefits/index.html

    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 law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.


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