The Director will function within University-wide development and alumni relations leveraging central resources and collaboration. The Director will report to the Senior Executive Director of Development—and indirectly to the Dean of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. The Director is responsible for individual major gift fundraising ($100K+), which includes identifying, qualifying and soliciting prospects, stewarding donors, and helping manage the major gifts pipeline for the Dietrich School.
This position supervises the Arts and Sciences Manager of Constituent Relations and serves as chief advisor to the Senior Executive Director of Development on development and alumni relations strategy for the Dietrich School. This position will serve as the primary liaison to the central gift team for the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, the College of General Studies, and the Office of Veteran Services. The Director must possess and demonstrate a track record of success in closing major gifts ($100K+), initiative and leadership, superior oral and written skills with an ability to persuade, strong organizational skills, and an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends.
Knowledge of and experience working in the higher education environment and the ability to translate that mission in ways that engage and inspire donors and alumni is strongly preferred. This position requires regular travel and occasional evening and weekend work.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Bachelor's degree required. Master's preferred. Minimum of 5 years in major gifts fundraising, with minimum of three years of experience within an academic setting, preferably within a doctoral granting institution. Has at least one year experience reporting directly to a Dean or unit administrator. Position involves confidential information regarding gifts, pledges, donors and prospects; and the University's goals and action plans.