Thursday, November 6, 2014
Executive Director of University Development -- University of Maryland
https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/30639 Executive Director of University Development University of Maryland - Washington D.C. Metro Area Experience: Executive Job function: Other Employment type: Full-time Industry: Higher Education, Fund-Raising About this job Job description The Executive Director of University Development, will lead, develop and mentor the development staff of key schools and colleges (Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Humanities, Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Education, Journalism, Public Health and Student Affairs). S/he will manage those frontline fundraisers who are responsible for meeting campaign goals by soliciting major gifts and developing donor pipelines. S/he will help ensure the success of these units by setting clearly defined measurable goals for these units, monitoring and measuring fundraising progress and productivity, evaluating results and initiating appropriate modifications as needed. S/he will provide strategic direction and leadership for the fundraising team for these units. The EDOD will work with the AVP for Development on strategy and goal setting within the units and provide regular progress updates. S/he will partner with college and school deans to ensure units have effective and productive development operations. The EDOD will be responsible for assisting in the design and implementation of staff training programs. On occasion this position will assume chief development officer responsibilities when a key vacancy occurs in a school/college. Desired Skills and Experience Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.): Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Experience: • A minimum of 10 years of demonstrated fundraising or related experience in identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts donors is required, including a minimum of seven years of supervisory experience. • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple assignments and staff. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Proven ability to attract, mentor, motivate and lead a fundraising team; managerial skills to establish a team-and goal-oriented environment, empowering staff, building confidence and encouraging innovation. • Experience in evaluating skills and progress towards goals; ability to think strategically and innovatively; sound judgment. • Intellectual depth, maturity and experience to work with and secure the confidence of academic leaders, senior development team and campus partners. • Ability to respond quickly to changing needs and priorities. • A deep commitment to higher education and the role of a research university; the ability to articulate mission, goals and priorities of the University and academic units. • Ability to work after hours, on weekends, and occasional travel (travel 10% of the time). PREFERENCES: • Master’s degree preferred. • Campaign and higher education experience is desirable. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION: Traditional office environment. Ability to work after hours, on weekends, and occasional travel (travel 10% of the time). The salary range for this position is $159,000s to $ 199,000s. Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position. Documents should be uploaded in PDF format. If you need assistance uploading documents, please contact the University Human Resources eTerp Help Desk at 301-405-5600. About this company University of Maryland The University of Maryland, College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland, UM, UMD, UMCP, or Maryland) is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area.It is a member of the Association of American Universities and a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference athletic league. The University of Maryland's proximity to the nation's capital has resulted in strong research partnerships with the Federal government. Many members of the faculty receive research funding and institutional support from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security. As of fiscal year 2009, the University of Maryland, College Park's operating budget was projected to be approximately US$1.531 billion. For the same fiscal year, the University of Maryland received a total of $518 million in research funding, surpassing its 2008 mark by $117 million. As of December 1, 2011, the university's "Great Expectations" campaign had exceeded $900 million in private donations.