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Director of Development
Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana
 
 
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Date Posted 07/23/2020
Category
Philanthropy-Fundraising-Non-profit
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

The Director of Development oversees the fundraising and collaborates and partners the stewardship efforts of the College under the supervision of the Vice President for Development. The Director monitors, directs and is accountable for the solicitation activities of Development personnel that have fundraising responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Directs and administers an annual giving program that includes identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects and annually increases both the number of donors and annual gift totals, with special attention to budget-relieving gifts

  • Oversees all print, email, and social media gift appeals.

  • Meets regularly with Development solicitors and holds them accountable for setting and exceeding goals for personal solicitations and fundraising results.

  • Responsible for meeting operational, endowment and capital budget giving requirements.

  • Develops and implements strategies to ensure proper identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects capable of making gifts of $5,000 or more per year.

  • Personally manages a portfolio of 100 major gift prospects (including individuals, churches, foundations, corporation, governmental agencies and other grant-making entities) with the potential of making gifts of $5,000 or more per year.

  • Analyzes giving trends in order to make course corrections and achieve fundraising goals during the fiscal year, as well as in setting annual goals and objectives.

  • Prepares written and oral presentations and proposals as needed and provides staff support to the College President, Vice President for Development, and volunteer leadership engaged in major gifts activity.

  • Provides support to the planned giving program.

  • Closely collaborates in developing meaningful donor stewardship with the Director of Donor Relations and Planned Giving.

  • Plans and directs events to increase involvement of prospective major gifts donors, including dinners, trips, and campus visits.

  • Develops and monitors the Development program budget.

  • Provides requested reports to the Vice President for Development in a timely manner.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participates in College events and functions and serves on Development and College committees as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Development.

  • Utilizes mobile computing beyond the confines of the office for the purpose of retrieving donor information, submitting call reports and engaging in correspondence with the office or donors while traveling.

  • Accessible and reachable by telephone or text message at times other than College business hours for the purpose of staying in touch with the office or donors while traveling.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Associate Director for Annual Giving, Development Officer, General Appeals and Communication Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

MINIMUM

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience or advanced degree and 3 years of related experience.

  • Must be available for night and weekend hours as needed. Travel a necessity and is estimated at 50% or greater for this position.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills as well as an ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to establish priorities, set objectives, and achieve stated goals.

  • Must have computer skills that include word processing, spreadsheets, email, and database applications.

PREFERRED

  • 5 years demonstrated successful fundraising experience through personal gift solicitation or comparable experience in a related field.

  • Experience at a selective, residential, Liberal Arts College.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Department of Human Resources
Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
Email: hr@centenary.edu
Fax: 318-869-5281

Candidates are invited to visit the College’s website at www.centenary.edu/jobs.

Centenary recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College's diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. EOE.

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