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Associate Director of Development Administration


The Associate Director is the key strategic member of assigned unit/college/department Development team. The associate director oversees assigned unit, setting strategic and annual goals for business planning while managing and supervising professional staff and programs.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Maintain a portfolio of approximately 100 annual, mid-level ($10,000-$99,999) and major ($100,000+) gifts. Build, manage, and lead development team by identifying and recruiting talent, providing leadership, counsel, and accountability while establishing goals aligned with unit objectives.
  • Develops and monitors the budget to best utilize fundraising and planning activities.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects for gifts up to $100,000.
  • Manage portfolios of fundraising prospects and manage relationships through face-to-face visits to bring mid to major gift solicitations to closure.
  • Develop, plan and implement programs to engage alumni with the college/unit.
  • Build and nurture effective working relationships with alumni, parents, friends, volunteers, board members, and staff.
  • Develop and present mid-level to major gift proposals, and acknowledge and recognize gifts in ways that are meaningful to donors and appropriate to the mission, vision and values of the college/unit.
  • Actively work with the Executive Director or AVP to maintain awareness of institutional priorities for fundraising to coordinate major gift solicitation with projects of specific mutual interest to the donor and college/unit to develop and implement college’s comprehensive campaign fundraising plan, focusing specifically on developing strategies for stronger engagement of in-state prospects.
  • Assist Executive Director or AVP in providing strategic direction on college/unit development programs and initiatives, as well as providing operational management for those programs.
  • Serve as an advisor to the Executive Director or AVP.
  • Create a structured process for the identification, recruitment, evaluation, recognition, and replacement of volunteers to strengthen fundraising effectiveness related to the college. Participate in recruiting experienced and diverse leadership on associated boards and/or committees in order to ensure that these groups are representative of, and responsive to, the communities served.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one year of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and three years of relevant experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position may have supervisory responsibility.


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