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Director, Regional Development

Brown University
Rhode Island, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description:


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 time.


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.


Job Qualifications

  • 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 oral.
  • 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 information skills.
  • 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.

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