All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, protected veteran, or disability status.
Reporting to the Director of Regional Development, the Regional Director of Development (South Central Region) will expand the university’s base of support and strengthen its relationships with existing donors in the greater Austin area, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. The regional director will build and manage a portfolio of constituents capable of making major gifts in the five- and six-figure range and will carry out the fundraising process from identification and cultivation to solicitation to stewardship. Successful collaboration and an understanding of complex organizations are critical, as the regional director will work closely with colleagues within the regional development team and across the Alumni & Development Programs division to cultivate and solicit multi-interest donors capable of making transformational gifts.
Coordination of university major gifts activity within an assigned geographic region of the United States and responsible for personal engagement of approximately 250 key capital gifts prospects. Visit goals are established on an annual basis.
Become, and stay well versed on, the mission, projects, and prospects for a specific school, and serve as the Office of Major Gifts and Capital Projects' liaison to that school.
Assist with the coordination of major prospect review sessions, chancellor/vice chancellor trips, capital projects and campaigns, prospect assignments, etc.
Assist with university capital projects and major gifts efforts as assigned by the assistant vice chancellor and in partnership with specific school alumni and development staff, assigned to the regional director as primary liaison responsibilities.
Work closely with the Danforth and Medical Campus Alumni and Development staff to pursue common shared objectives and goals.
Assist in identifying, managing and cultivating other special prospects as assigned.
Assist with school capital campaigns or major gifts efforts as needed and requested.
Help coordinate regional work of deans, school/unit directors, administrators and faculty working with prospects within one of the assigned major gifts regions.
Other duties as assigned by the assistant vice chancellor for Major Gifts as appropriate.
Bachelor's degree. A minimum of five years of development, sales, marketing, or other closely related experience preferably within a complex university or other organization with complex reporting relationships. Ability to travel 35% of time.
Other relevant skills:
Highly successful and experienced professional with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work effectively with diverse constituents such as chancellor, board members, vice chancellors, deans, etc. Exceptional organizational abilities with ability to meet deadlines. Strong personal commitment to higher education and its advancement through professional development. Ability to help plan, coordinate and manage capital projects and campaigns.
There is a strong preference for fundraising experience. Prefer experience with major gifts solicitation, successful track record of individual capital solicitations, and capital prospect management. Thorough knowledge of institutional development. Familiarity with modern university capital gift techniques. Master's degree preferred.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -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 -Other Benefits
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplin...ary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.