Emory College of Arts and Sciences (Emory College) is a diverse, exciting community of scholars and students from across the globe committed to a spirit of deep inquiry and intellectual challenge. Emory College currently offers more than 5,600 students a rare opportunity to experience both the sense of community that comes with a liberal arts college and the full resources of Emory University, a top-ranked private research university in an urban setting. With more than 50 departments and programs, 86 majors, and 63 minors, Emory University was ranked 21st among the nation’s top universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2019. Emory College of Arts and Sciences has raised $103 million since fiscal years 2014.
Emory College of Arts and Sciences seeks an exceptional Executive Director of Development (EDoD) to lead, coordinate, and develop the strategy for the expansion of philanthropy for the College. The successful candidate will work closely with the Dean, Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Senior Director of Development (Emory College), the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement, the Emory College’s Dean’s Advisory Council, the Emory College Alumni Board, alumni, parents, high-level prospects, and esteemed faculty to increase philanthropic support for the College.
The EDoD will have the demonstrated ability to motivate staff, maintain and promote best practices, engage participation from all levels, and generate excitement and energy for the mission and programs of the College. The successful candidate will provide inspired strategy and leadership to manage a comprehensive development operation, as well as a commitment to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, excellence, and diversity. Finally, the EDoD will contribute positively to the College’s culture in which passion for the mission, dedication to excellence, rapid-response service, collaboration, and mutual respect are guiding principles.
While providing fundraising leadership to the College’s advancement and alumni engagement team of thirteen professionals, the EDoD will have the primary responsibility for leveraging major gifts ($100k+). The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record in identification, cultivation, solicitation, closure, and stewardship of six-, seven-, and eight-figure gifts in a higher education fundraising environment. The EDoD will be integral in the forethought, design, and implementation of the innovative fundraising initiatives for the College and the upcoming Emory University multi-billion dollar comprehensive campaign.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
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