The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director of Development for the Lee Business School, Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement [R0117838]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
The Director of Development for the Lee Business School is a fundraising professional that may serve either as part of a development team that is led by a Senior Director of Development, school, division or as the lead fundraiser within a unit that does not have a Senior Director of Development. The Director will be responsible for meeting individual and unit fundraising goals.
In consultation with the Senior Director of Development, Associate Vice President or the Dean of the College of Business, the Director will advance the mission of the unit by conceptualizing and implementing strategies to increase financial support from alumni and donors. This role emphasizes the qualification and cultivation of prospective and existing donors that may lead to successful solicitations of major gifts in support of unit priorities.
The Director of Development will be responsible for managing a donor portfolio of 50-70 prospects with a philanthropic capacity to give $25,000 or more to UNLV. The Director will initiate and conduct 10-15 visits per month for the purpose of determining philanthropic interests, capacity, and readiness. Of these visits, 30% will be qualification-based meetings.
The Director will develop tailored cultivation and solicitation strategies and present written and oral proposals to donors. He /She will solicit gifts directly, working independently or with the Dean/Head of academic unit, or Senior Director of Development (if in larger unit) and other appropriate unit representatives to implement successful solicitation strategies. He /She will also participate or lead the unit’s strategic planning for short-term and long-term fundraising goals and work with external and internal constituents to promote understanding of fundraising priorities.
The Director will be required to work evenings and/or weekends as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Regular travel (minimum 25% of time) will be required.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of five years of previous experience in fundraising/development or similar business experience.
Experience in higher education development
Demonstrated experience working in comprehensive capital campaigns
Ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment
Experience in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
Experience working with volunteers, faculty, students, and administrative leaders
Experience with Raisers Edge fundraising system or similar donor database applications
Knowledge of higher education policies and procedures
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and professionalism in all interactions. Must be able to maintain confidential information relating to interactions expected with donors, community leaders and university administrators. Strong organizational, time management and analytical skills and proficiency in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner and on deadline is required. Skills to work independently while, at the same time, working well collectively and collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals. This position may occasionally require working outside of the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. work day and on weekends.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on September 16, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Amy Bormann, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or email@example.com.
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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.