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The Senior Regional Director of Development (SRDD) is responsible for assisting with the coordination and advancement of the University’s Major Gifts program. This is a senior level position within the Office of Major Gifts and Capital Projects’ Regional Development Programs (RDP). The SRDD oversees a strategically important geographic region – The North Central region – as well as the two Regional Directors of Development serving in that region. This must be a highly experienced professional with excellent fundraising, interpersonal, leadership and management skills. The SRDD will be dealing with some of the University’s most important constituencies.
Personal engagement (qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship)of approximately 250 key major gift prospects in the North Central Region. Specific fundraising and visit goals will be established on an annual basis.
Take responsibility for coordination of major gifts activity within the North Central Region, including the management of two Regional Directors. Work regularly with the senior volunteer leadership in Chicago to carry out Regional Cabinet and Campaign initiatives. Collaborate with A&D colleagues that travel to the North Central region in order to execute compelling events, build a strong Washington University presence in the region, and to meet regional gift production goals.
Serve as a senior leader/mentor within Regional Development Programs via management of assigned projects. These activities would include: participation in the Associate Vice Chancellor’s senior management team meetings; as well as key roles within the City Supervisor program; liaison assignments; and other informal RDP mentoring programs.
Work closely with the Assistant Vice Chancellor to manage training programs for Regional Development Programs (RDP) related to strategic moves management, campaign priorities, professional development, volunteer engagement, gift planning, fostering collaborations with other units (like Career Services). Develop examples and templates to be used by the team in these areas for all university priorities.
Assist with the coordination of major prospect review sessions, Chancellor/Vice Chancellor Executive Travel trips, capital projects and campaigns, prospect assignments, etc.
Other duties assigned by the Assistant Vice Chancellor as appropriate.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree. A minimum of seven (7) years of development experience preferably within a university or other complex non-profit organization with sub-units and complex reporting relationships. This experience should include significant involvement with major gifts solicitation and capital prospect management. Travel is required.
Other relevant skills:
A highly successful and experienced professional with thorough knowledge of institutional development. Expertise with personal solicitations, capital gift and gift planning processes. Familiarity with modern university capital gift techniques (moves management, tracking systems, gift tables, solicitation timing and status mechanisms, capital and inclination ratings, prospect management grids, etc.). Experience providing “in-house” development advice and/or counsel to related units within a complex organization. Successful experience coordinating the work of other (non-direct report) “related” development officers. Success demonstrated helping to build a team that works effectively toward joint development objectives. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to work effectively with diverse constituents, (Board members, Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Deans, school or unit director, etc.). Exceptional organizational abilities with ability to meet deadlines. Strong personal commitment to higher education and its advancement through professional development (CASE, AFP, etc). Capital campaign experience and a thorough understanding of the capital gift process preferred. Successful track record of individual capital solicitations. A knowledge of larger gift vehicles such as planned techniques required. Candidate should be a highly successful and experienced professional with thorough knowledge of institutional development, major gifts and capital campaigns. Expertise with personal solicitations, personal asset management and estate law. Exposure to case statements, campaign promotion materials, “cascade” type proposals for capital campaigns and capital project brochures. Ability to help plan, coordinate and manage capital projects and campaigns
Preference for master’s degree in higher education administration, non-profit management, marketing, communications, business, or a related field.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
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-Retirement Savings Plan
-22 vacation days
-8 Paid Holidays
-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
-Free Life Insurance
-Health, Dental, Vision
-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
-Long Term Disability Insurance
-Flex Spending Plan
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