As Director, Regional Development for Brown
University, you will be responsible for the strategic management of
a comprehensive, regionally focused, development program.
Responsibilities include oversight of a regionally based
leadership, major and principal gift fundraising and engagement
program, as well as the management of a team of five to eight staff
with a primary focus on building relationships within the region,
and securing gifts and pledges. The team composition of the
development staff and geographic focus may change from time to
The incumbent will also manage a personal portfolio of
approximately 100-125 prospects weighted toward capacity to make
gifts of $1M plus to the University for which prospect
qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship is
required. The incumbent will also oversee the fundraising
strategies and progress for reporting fundraisers. The incumbent
will work toward achieving both personal and regional fundraising
goals on an annual and long-term basis.
This position also oversees the engagement programming
focused on faculty and senior administrator development-focused
events and other cultivation efforts in the region, and works
collaboratively with colleagues in Donor Relations and Special
Events to achieve overall goals in the region.
This position coordinates and facilitates all
presidential, provost and senior administrator advancement-related
visits to the region, as well as engagement of key volunteers and
members of the Corporation. This position must also coordinate with
a range of other Advancement staff to ensure coordination and
strategic engagement necessary for achieving goals across the
Division. This position is responsible for building engagement and
philanthropic support throughout the BrownTogether campaign and
beyond. The success of this program will be vital to realizing the
ambitious goals of the campaign.
- Bachelor’s degree and 6+ years related experience required, or
an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Development fundraising experience preferred; if no direct
fundraising experience, the incumbent must demonstrate transferable
experience from another field
- 2+ years management experience required.
- Familiarity with Brown University highly desirable.
- Must have excellent communication skills, written and
- Proven ability to solicit and close gifts on the $1M+ level, or
equivalent experience in related fields (such as sales).
- Should have a high degree of computer literacy and management
- Candidate must demonstrate a willingness and ability to support
a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.
Candidates please note: all offers of employment are
contingent upon a completed criminal background check and education
verification satisfactory to Brown.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and
resume with their application.