Posted on September 26, 2012
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
University of Maryland, University Relations
University of Maryland, University Relations - Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Category: Exempt staff, full-time, 12-month appointment (# 111066)
The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the State of Maryland and one of the nation’s premier public research universities. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is strategically located 9 miles from the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and 30 miles from Baltimore. It is one of 63 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The university has 73 programs ranked in the top 25 nationally and attracts over a half-billion dollars annually in sponsored research grants and contracts. Our diverse community includes almost 27,000 undergraduates, almost 11,000 graduate students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members.
The Division of University Relations inspires excellence and achievement. We are a leader in illuminating the University of Maryland as a world-class institution with global impact. Our mission is to advance the goals of the University by increasing resources and support, enhancing awareness and affinity, and strengthening and developing relationships with the Maryland family and the greater community. Our core values are excellence, communication, and collaboration.
Position: Reporting to the Executive Director of Development in University Relations with a dotted line to the Dean of the College of Education, the Director of Development and Alumni Relations is the chief major gifts fundraiser for the College of Education. Carrying a portfolio of prospects and current donors, s/he will secure principal and major gifts and corporate and foundation gifts that support the Dean's priorities for the College. S/he is responsible for developing and implementing prospect strategies from identification through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, meeting annual fiscal year fundraising goals and other metrics including visits and solicitations. This position will also coordinate volunteer committee agendas and activities and provide development support and counsel to the Dean of the College and to the academic and volunteer leadership. Significant travel is required (60-70% of time with 30-40% out of the immediate area).
This position supervises 2 staff including an Associate Director of Alumni Relations/Annual Fund and Program Management Specialist. S/he will also oversee the work of the Associate Director of Alumni Relations/Annual Fund to help ensure the development and implementation of an outreach plan to the College's alumni, the development of a robust annual fund to support College priorities, increasing its participation rate and creating a pipeline for future major gifts growth. S/he will collaborate with the College's Director of External Communications. This position also staffs the College's volunteer committees.
The successful candidate will be a hands-on, innovative fundraiser with a proven track record in identifying sources of support, closing major and principal major gifts at the individual, corporate and foundation levels. S/he will be goal-oriented and experienced in engaging academic and volunteer leadership with a respect for the higher education culture. S/he will be skilled at collaborating with a variety of stakeholders.
Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.): Bachelor's degree required; master's degree highly preferred.
Experience: A minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience in all aspects of fundraising and external communications is required. Previous experience in higher education institutions or education-related organizations highly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Required: Demonstrated capacity to meet major fundraising goals. Successful track record in soliciting and closing seven and six figure gifts. Management/supervisory experience. Understanding of mission, values and goals of a College and ability to effectively communicate them to varied audiences. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Willingness to work collaboratively with a variety of college and University Relations departments. Availability and willingness to work evenings, weekends and outside standard business hours. Significant travel is required (60-70% of time with 30-40% out of the immediate area).
Desirable/Preferred: Experience with other aspects of fundraising including corporate and foundation and planned giving. Familiarity with a university environment and an understanding of the values and culture of an academic institution. Familiarity with field of education/educational organizations.
Physical Demands/Work Environment: Traditional office environment. Significant travel (60-70% of time with 30-40% out of the immediate area) is required which may result in working nights and weekends.
Compensation: Salary range is $99,000s – $124,000s. Competitive and commensurate with experience. The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.
For best consideration, please apply by Monday, October 22, 2012. To apply, please visit the University of Maryland Human Resources website: https://jobs.umd.edu/ and upload cover letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references in PDF format. Please include complete mailing address in your application. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No H1-B Visa sponsorship is offered for this position. For questions (ONLY) relating to this position, please contact email@example.com.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.