Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 25-May-2018 to 24-Jun-2018
  • - Purdue Research Foundation
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Essential Functions:
•         Work in direct partnership with the Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement and the Dean of the College of Engineering to advance the College's private fundraising efforts.
•         The Senior Director of Development is responsible for securing major gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the College's leadership, its programs, and disciplines with the expectation of raising a minimum of $2M annually.
•         Responsible for making a minimum of 144 visits annually with donors and prospects.
•         Provide vision and leadership by planning and executing fundraising efforts while managing expectations and balancing resources to achieve transformational success.
•         Orchestrate and realize the advancement of relationships with prospective donors through the appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. 
 
Additional Responsibilities:

Fundraising:
•         Identify and establish personal contact with current and prospective major gift donors.
•         Create and implement complex strategies for a portfolio comprised of potential donors with significant capacity.
•         Set specific objectives to effectively progress conversations toward the solicitation of major gifts.
•         Prepare proposals and solicit prospects for gifts in support of the College's fundraising initiatives and priorities.
•         Provide stewardship of donors including through the acknowledgement process and working with the University Development Office on appropriate recognition.
•         Become familiar with and understand key initiatives of the College relating to faculty, students, instruction and research.
•         Assist in the staffing of Homecoming and President's Council weekends, alumni receptions, ‎football games, and other special events as needed. 
•         ‎Facilitate involvement of major donors in the College as well as the schools and areas as appropriate.

Planning/Administration:
•         Collaboratively develop and implement a fundraising plan including strategies and a timeline for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual prospects.
•         Prepare annual action work plans with defined activities and timetables.
•         Report on the status of progress toward action plans.
•         Ensure effective records maintenance, including timely filing of requests for prospect assignments, prospect strategies, and contact reports.


Professional Development:
•         Continually improve professional competency through training and participation in and/or leadership in professional, organizational and other non-profit organizations.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
•         Highly motivated individual with strong relationship building skills and demonstrated ‎capacity for leadership, organization and teamwork.
•         ‎Solid understanding of ‎development, public relations and marketing.
•         Strong professional communication and ‎listening ‎skills, and ability to represent the University and PRF with tact and diplomacy at all ‎levels.
•         Must have excellent problem solving and decision-making skills, as well as attention to detail.
•         The personal qualities of integrity, discretion, excellent judgment and sincerity.
•         ‎Personal computer and related software skills, including work processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc. desirable.
•         Ability and willingness to travel is required.‎

Education/Experience:
•         Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.
•         3-5 years of experience in development, fundraising, or alumni relations required.
•         Experience in higher education preferred.  
•         Familiarity with the University and the programs of the ‎College of Engineering are desirable.
 
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