Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, the Regional Director builds relationships with the 150 alumni, parents, and friends within a geographic territory who are most strategic to charitably funding Wheaton's mission. This individual annually returns 10-30 times the College's investment in his or her salary and benefits and has substantive contact with every individual in his or her portfolio.
Intentionally Relate: Advance strategic relationships through stages of the development cycle, which include discovery, engagement, proposal, closure, and stewardship. Create a relationship development plan for each individual in the portfolio that is updated and reported regularly.
Thoughtfully Engage: Discern current and potential donors’ interest in Wheaton's mission so that it may be contextually expressed and givers may be meaningfully involved. This is accomplished through a number of individual meetings each year and is leveraged by campus and territory vision events, gift planning seminars, and service opportunities on advisory councils.
Specifically Propose: Personally present and close an agreed upon number of proposals for 5-, 6-, and 7-figure gifts to the College. Proposals include both outright and planned gifts.
Fill the Pipeline: Be familiar with individuals in your territory who could become future major donors by engaging with them in the early stages of their giving relationship with the College.
Collaborate: Contribute to the collegial team culture of the Development Team and the Advancement and Alumni Relations division of the College and relate well to members of the campus community and the larger external Wheaton family.
Administrate: Manage individual travel budget and administrative assistant.
Perform other duties as assigned.
A call to advance God's kingdom through financial stewardship through Wheaton's mission.
Ability to ask for and secure leadership-level gifts.
A goal-orientation in task accomplishment and a collaborative spirit with colleagues.
Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Organizational and computer skills.
40%-50% travel required, including evening and weekend work.
Bachelor’s degree is required, graduate degree is preferred.
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