Following unprecedented growth in its fundraising program over the past years, Augusta University seeks a proven fundraising professional to add to its University Advancement team. The Associate Director of Development for Pamplin College, will have the opportunity to partner with a seasoned dean, departmental chairs and engaged faculty in the pursuit of major philanthropic gifts of $10,000 or more to the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, its academic units, and its centers and institutes by strategical managing a portfolio of up to 125 confirmed gifts prospects. Places special emphasis on gifts of $25,000 and more.
Reporting to the Director of Development, he or she will, with a dotted line to the Dean, the Associate Director of Development will provide leadership and support for development and all fundraising activities.
The incumbent, working with university advancement and college leadership, designs and implements strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, close and steward gifts from alumni, parents and friends of the university.
Bachelor’s degree, with 3+ years professional experience in fundraising, sales, marketing or similar. Professional exposure to fundraising in a not-for-profit organization.
Demonstrates dignity and respect for patient and family, values beliefs, and cultural background in the planning and delivery of care. Provides information sharing, ensuring patients and families receive timely, complete, and accurate information in order to effectively participate on care and decision- making.
Strong communication skills: written, oral and active listening, attention to detail and analytical abilities.
Experience adapting identification, cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship programs for appropriate groups and key individuals.
Demonstrated appreciation and understanding for the fund-raising cycle: identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
Experience with development processes including donor prospect tracking and moves management as documented on the Raiser’s Edge software system (or comparable software system).
Experience working in a metrics driven environment.
Maintain a travel schedule of 50 % time including some evenings and weekends.
Master’s Degree, +3 years of major gift fundraising experience in higher education.
Demonstrative success closing multiple gifts of $10,000 or more.
Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).
Candidates are encouraged to apply by the initial screening deadline of February 22, 2019.
To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by February 21, 2019. Please complete your candidate profile at Augusta University and the names, address, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. For more information regarding application procedures, contact Anita Ruddick 706-721-3476. Questions about the position should be directed to Mike Kessler at 706-721-4001. The proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however, no decision will be made until after that date.
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