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Director of Development

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Position Description in Summary The Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement (PAE) cultivates relationships with contributors, alumni, and other constituents on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, generating support for teaching, research, and care. As the hub for development and alumni relations efforts, PAE contributes to a bold, vibrant, and diverse academic community.

The primary focus with PAE is:

  • Philanthropy to the University and UPMC, which drives innovation and enhances opportunities for students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians.

  • Alumni relationships, expressed across a community of 318,000 alumni spanning the globe.

    This purposeful, collaborative work-supported by donor engagement and giving-ensures that Pitt and UPMC grow stronger each year, benefitting this community, the region, and the wider world. The Director of Development for the School of Social Work in PAE is responsible for all fundraising activities in support of the School of Social Work and will function within University-wide development and alumni relations leveraging central resources and collaboration.

    The director is responsible for individual major and special gift fundraising, which includes identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects, stewarding donors, and managing the gift pipeline for the school. The director will partner with PAE colleagues in Corporate and Foundation Relations on potential gifts and grants from foundations and corporations. The director serves as the key partner for the dean on all development, alumni relations, and donor stewardship initiatives, and will work collaboratively with the dean, faculty and others to develop compelling cases for support for school funding priorities and to execute fundraising strategies for these priorities. The director will serve as the primary liaison to the central gift team for the School of Social Work. The director supervises a Development Associate.

    The director must possess and demonstrate a track record of success in closing major gifts ($100K ); initiative and leadership; superior oral and written skills with an ability to persuade; strong organizational skills; and an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends. Knowledge of and experience working in the higher education environment and the ability to translate that mission in ways that engage and inspire donors and alumni is strongly preferred. This position requires regular travel and occasional evening and weekend work.

    Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.A minimum of seven years of fund raising experience, with a minimum of three years of experience within an academic setting. Relatable/relevant years' of experience will also be considered.

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    Posted: 2020-03-14 Expires: 2020-04-12

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