The Director of Development works in consultation and in close coordination with Executive Director of Development to design and implement a comprehensive development program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors for major gifts in support of college priorities.
The Director works in a collegial and supportive manner with colleagues and donors to maximize giving to the university and coordinates with UNT's annual giving, corporate and foundation relations and planned giving units.
The Director collaborates with UNT's advancement services, donor relations and communications teams to implement effective recognition and messaging.
The position reports to the Executive Director of Development and works closely with the Dean, Faculty and University volunteers.
Coordination with their supervisor to design, plan and implement a development program to foster and enhance the development opportunities.
Solicit and successfully close major gifts.
Works effectively with the Dean, Chairs, Faculty, Department heads and Advisory Board's to develop programs and strategies for specific/specialized funding needs.
Identify and qualify prospects with the goal of building and managing a prospect portfolio of a minimum of 100 active prospects.
Communicate with existing donors on a regular basis for continued cultivation and retention.
Proactively supports the mission of the Division of University Advancement and is perceived to be an ambassador for the Division of University Advancement and the University as a whole.
Establish and cultivate cross-campus partnerships to identify, engage and solicit prospects for multi-disciplinary UNT initiatives.
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree and four years of professional experience in fundraising, donor relations, public relations, or sales: or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Extensive knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles.
Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with internal and external constituents.
Ability to plan, organize, develop and execute strategies.
Ability to mentor and coach colleagues or direct reports.
Ability to manage time, personnel, financial, and physical resources effectively.
Exceptional communications skills.
Ability to master University policies and procedures and apply these in specific situations.