Assistant Director of Development (Major Gifts Officer 1)-(1700011T)
University of Maryland Baltimore, Frances King Carey School of Law is currently seeking an Assistant Director of Development (Major Gifts Officer 1). Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Development and AlumniRelations, the Assistant Director of Development will be responsible foridentification and solicitation of major gift prospects. The Assistant Directorwill manage a portfolio of prospects, traveling locally, regionally, andnationally for visits, to assess their interest, their capacity, andwillingness to support the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School ofLaw. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with and in support ofvolunteers, school and university development and alumni relations staff, andother representatives to engage major gift prospects in support of an upcomingcomprehensive capital campaign.
The Assistant Director of Development must be ahighly energetic professional with a track record of building relationships andbroad knowledge of the principles of fundraising. Should have knowledge of andenthusiasm for higher education, the legal profession, and Maryland Carey Law.Candidates must have the ability to work collaboratively and strategically aspart of a cohesive team and with other fundraising professionals and campusleaders. Contributes to major gift teamobjectives and outcomes as guided. Requires limited problem-solvingresponsibility while working under prescribed guidelines from leadership.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
In conjunction with the Assistant Dean for Development andAlumni Relations, develops a set of annual metrics that is comprised of: Total$'s Raised; Proper Portfolio Size; Number of proposals presented and Number ofSubstantive Visits/Contacts.
Responsible for substantial identification and discoverywork to build major gift foundation for upcoming comprehensive capitalcampaign.
Solicits prospects to meet Maryland Carey Law'sphilanthropic needs. Develops and executes plans for the evaluations,cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects, particularly in the$25,000 - $100,000 gift range.
Contributes individually or in cooperation with others toachieve team assignments and goals. Performs short-term, daily, and routineassignments and actively participates in short-term projects providingmeaningful input under moderate supervision.
Attendance at school sponsored alumni and development eventsis required and attendance at law community events in and around Baltimore isencouraged.
Given latitude within prescribed guidelines by providingmajor gift solicitation knowledge and principles of functions to solve problemsrequiring moderately complex identification and analysis. Shares informationand demonstrates to development officers and staff how to perform specificduties associated with assignments.
Adheres to policies, procedures, and processes to ensure theeffective and efficient operation of routine functions. May be responsible forselect affinity group fundraising or capacity building.
Bachelor's degree in discipline appropriate to position required.
Requires three (3) years of development or equivalent experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of best practices in non-profit fundraising, major gift cultivation, reporting and receipting. Ability to use relationship building skills to identify and cultivate new prospects as well as maintain and build upon relationships with existing prospects. Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research, gather information, solve problems and make decisions. Ability to communicate and interact with, as well as support effective partnerships with peers, subordinates, and campus and community leaders. Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision. Must be able to travel up to 50%, occasional work on evenings and/or weekends may be required
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Employee Class :Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time:Full-Time
:Frances King Carey School of Law - Development and Alumni Relations
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.