Posting Number: S004766
Full Time/Part Time: Full-time
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develops, implements and manages a strategic fundraising plan for assigned college or unit. Serves as the chief development officer for the college or unit (typically with a dual reporting line to the dean and a member of the University Advancement management team.) Possesses some knowledge and experience regarding personal solicitation and fundraising in general, and at least a basic knowledge of planned giving.
1. Directs development activities for assigned college or unit; creates and implements a comprehensive fundraising plan, including prospect development and management, annual, major and planned gifts and stewardship.2. Manages a portfolio of prospects which are mostly at the level of $25,000 to $100,000.
3. Identifies, cultivates and solicits prospects, and stewards donors; works with faculty, staff and volunteers as appropriate.
4. May participate in some major gift prospect opportunities, typically in conjunction with a member of the UH Office of Development management team or major gifts program.5. Provides guidance to the college or unit on personal solicitation of annual and special gifts and other development and fundraising matters.
6. May manage development professional and support staff within the college or unit.
7. Administers budget and resources allocated to the college or unit development program.
8. Participates in University-wide development activities as needed.
9. May administer other advancement activities, such as alumni relations, publications, special events, media relations, etc. for assigned college or unit.
10. Performs other job-related duties as required.
Requires a 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.
Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience.
Additional Posting Information:
As a Tier One public research institution and one of the country's most diverse universities, UH takes pride in providing the talented workforce, innovative leaders, problem solvers and visionaries necessary for a progressive and rewarding community.
The Division of University Advancement is seeking exceptional talent for our high performing teams including the role of Director of Advancement for the Graduate College of Social Work. This position will report directly to the Chief Development Officer with dotted line reporting to the dean of the Graduate College of Social Work.
The Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW) is the largest graduate social work program in Houston. The mission of the GCSW is to prepare social work professionals to address complex challenges to achieve sustainable social, racial, economic, and political justice. The faculty, staff, and students of the GCSW are actively engaged in research, service, and advocacy that promote this mission.
The ideal candidate will possess: Experience in higher education fundraising, Experience in a comprehensive campaign environment and building a campaign, An understanding of the social work profession and the profession's values, The ability to effectively communicate the GCSW's vision and mission to potential donors, The ability to work with a diverse donor base including range of giving, Familiarity in working with boards of directors and advisory boards, Entrepreneur and creative approach in problem solving and seeking opportunities, A collaborative approach to mobilize and align staff and resources to broader goals of the team, Capability to maximize the results of a team through outstanding direction, ability to engage, inspire to take the program to the next level, Ability to collaborate with and provide superior customer service to donors, colleagues, and leadership, Strong team and work ethic, attention to detail, with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, Flexibility to quickly adapt to rapidly changing priorities and deadlines, and the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects, Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment, using strategy and initiative to engage donors.
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