Director of Development (Job Announcement) Albany State University #hbcu #jobs #hbcujobs


Department: Institutional Advancement
Nature of Work: The director serves as the administrative officer for the advancement division and assists the vice president in maintaining day to day activities for the division, including responsibility for budget management.In addition, this person serves in a supervisory capacity for the following staff: Annual Giving Officer and Advancement Services Coordinator. The director of development also is expected to plan, direct and implement a comprehensive major gift program that reaches out to all university’s constituencies, including alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, retirees, friends of the university, corporations and foundations with emphasis on major gifts of $10,000. Must maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects and, in addition to, managing all moves associated with those prospects, she/he must attend all meetings of the Prospect Management Committee. Will plan and execute a comprehensive stewardship program using gift clubs and societies.
Training and Experience: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of three years experience in higher education required. Must have experience in planning, organizing and implementing advancement programs in one or more of the following areas: development, alumni affairs, and prospect research. Must be knowledgeable of continuous quality improvement principle preferred. Must have excellent written and oral communications skills.
Testing Requirements:
Illustrative Examples of Work: Supervises and coordinates the following staff: Annual Giving Officer and Advancement Services Coordinator; sets strategies and goals for each staff person and monitors progress toward goals; works with trustees and volunteers as assigned; utilizes the moves management process in identifying, qualifying and cultivating and soliciting at least 100 prospects per year. (A minimum of one to two days a week should be spent out of the office in this process); Increases the pool of major gift prospects by identifying new alumni, corporations, and individual prospects; develops cultivation and solicitation strategies with the Prospect Management Team; attends regular prospect management meetings; prepares all call reports and briefings in a timely manner and submits a weekly report showing activity responsible for staff development program for all advancement staff, including orientation for new employees;
prepares, and maintains policy and procedure manual for the division; performs other duties as assigned by the vice president.
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.)
Open Until Filled
FTE: 1.0
Special Instructions to Applicants: All applicants are required to submit a one page document written in 12 font size and double spaced describing their fundraising experience. This document is required by all applicants by the application deadline.