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Regional Director of Advancement - University Advancement

Company: Washington University
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Regional Director of Advancement - University Advancement Washington University (West Campus), Clayton, Missouri Scheduled Hours37.5 Position Summary Regional Advancement Programs is one of the largest fundraising teams at Washington University and it is growing. Each team member has a geographic assignment (usually a state or two) where they work with Alumni, parents and friends to support the University. Regional Advancement is hiring several Regional Directors of Advancement who will expand the university's base of support and strengthen its relationships with existing donors in an assigned territory. The Regional Director will manage and build a portfolio of constituents capable of making major gifts in the five-, six- and seven- figure range and will carry out the fundraising process from identification and cultivation to solicitation and stewardship. Successful collaboration and an appreciation of complex organizations are critical, as the regional director will work closely with colleagues across University Advancement to cultivate and solicit multi-interest donors capable of making transformational gifts.Job DescriptionRegular travel within the United States is required.Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate university major gifts activity within an assigned region of the United States and serve as responsible for personal engagement of approximately 100 donor and prospect households. Contact, solicitation and gift production goals are established on an annual basis.
  • Assist with implementation of the Regional Cabinet program within the assigned region, which may include execution of a variety of events and fundraising activities.
  • Work closely with the Danforth and Medical Campus University Advancement staff to pursue common shared objectives and goals.
  • Help coordinate regional work of deans, school/unit directors and staff, administrators, as well as faculty working with prospects.
  • 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 in identifying, managing, and cultivating other special prospects as assigned.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Regional Advancement Programs or the Senior Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. Preferred Qualifications
    • Master's degree.
    • Fundraising experience within a complex university or other organization with complex reporting relationships is strongly preferred.
    • Experience with major gifts solicitation, successful track record of individual solicitations, and prospect management.
    • Thorough knowledge of institutional development.
    • Familiarity with modern university capital gift techniques.
    • 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 the 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. Required Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree.
      • 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.GradeG15Salary Range$75,400.00 - $132,800.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.Pre-Employment ScreeningAll external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.Benefits StatementWashington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.EEO/AA StatementWashington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.Diversity StatementWashington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment - fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.Applicant InstructionsWhen you are ready to apply, creating an account only takes a minute. Your account creates a candidate home page which we will use to communicate with you and allows you to apply for jobs and view your application statuses. The first page of the application offers two "Quick Apply" options. Quick Apply allows you to either use a previous application or create a new application using a resume to populate the work experience and education sections of your job application. If using a resume to populate your application, check to ensure the application fields populated accurately. You may skip the "Quick Apply" page by clicking "Next" at the bottom of the page. Documents may be uploaded in the My Experience section of the application. You also have the option to apply with a Linkedin feature, which allows you to apply by using your Linkedin profile to populate some of the job application fields. Washington University's collective success is greatly attributed to the passion and outstanding efforts of our community. Our faculty and staff are committed to excellence and dedicated to carrying out our missions of research, teaching and patient care. WashU prides itself on being a place where people matter and serious work is done. Our people work together in an inclusive community that celebrates diverse perspectives, collaboration and innovation. We are a community of individuals inspired to work together to develop big ideas and tackle challenging problems. We value the well-being of our people. Washington University strives to create a positive employee experience where faculty and staff thrive, both personally and professionally. Our faculty and staff find meaning, connection and vitality in their work and life with a healthy work-life balance and support to learn, grow and make an impact at WashU, the community and the world If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact a Talent Acquisition Coordinator at 314.362.4920 with the nature of your accommodation request.

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