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Senior Director, Development
University of Idaho

Date Posted Mar. 5, 2020
Title Senior Director, Development
University University of Idaho
Moscow, ID, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Business & Administration
    Development/Institutional Advancement

University of Idaho

Senior Director, Development

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Advancement (Div)

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience and education

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The senior director for development is responsible for fund raising for high priority, university level special projects. Working with the Vice President for Advancement and the Assistant Vice President for Development, the senior director helps to define fundraising priorities in support of the University of Idaho strategic plans and develops annual fundraising plans to achieve these goals. Specific responsibilities include management of assigned prospects with cultivation activities, face-to-face visits, proposal development, solicitation and stewardship of major and leadership gifts. The primary focus is fundraising major and leadership gifts ranging from $100,000 and above from individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 7+ years experience in fundraising or related work experience such as high level sales, marketing, etc.
  • 5+ years supervisory experience with direct reports, OR 5+ years recruiting, organizing and managing volunteers
  • Experience working in an environment dependent on developing and maintaining positive relationships

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree
  • Extensive major gift fundraising experience
  • Record of securing major gifts
  • Strong knowledge of development activities, preferably in higher education
  • Experience in advancement
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Familiarity with database computer systems and applications, preferably with customer relationship management systems
  • Public relations or marketing experience
  • Demonstrated ability in strategic planning
  • Experience in grant writing

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

  • Willingness to travel extensively and work odd hours and weekends

Posting Number: SP002427P

Posting Date: 03/02/2020

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

To be considered your Letter of Qualification must address each of the required qualifications. Additionally, please provide information in support of your application regarding the preferred qualifications as relevant.

For 1st consideration, please apply by March 16, 2020.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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