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Senior Director of Advancement


The Senior Director is the key strategic member of assigned unit/college/department Development Leadership team. The director oversees assigned unit, setting strategic and annual goals for business planning while managing and supervising professions 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 75 major and principal gift donors.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift prospects.
  • Manage portfolios of fundraising prospects and manage relationships through face-to-face visits to bring major gift solicitations to closure.
  • Build, manage, and lead development team by identifying and recruiting talent, providing leadership, counsel, and accountability while establishing goals aligned with unit objectives.
  • Maintain current knowledge of gift planning methods and legal and tax implications of such gifts.
  • Coordinating solicitation with college development and alumni officers/directors.
  • Directs the planning and implementation of all fundraising and alumni activities for assigned program.
  • Designs solicitation strategies.
  • Serve as an advisor to the Dean and the faculty on fund raising and alumni programs.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience or a bachelor’s degree in appropriate areas of specialization and eight years of experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does have supervisory responsibility.


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