The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor seeks a Director of Development.
JOB DUTIES: Develops and manages a portfolio of individuals with a gift capacity ranging from at least $10,000 to $1 million or more. Executes gift and estate planning strategies to develop major gifts and planned gifts to the university.
A minimum of:
five (5) years of increasingly successful experience in fundraising with at least two (2) years in gift planning OR
five (5) years of successful experience in sales, marketing, business development, financial planning, or equivalent.
Knowledge and skill in planned gift development and/or estate and financial planning and/or trust development.
Proven and measurable track record of successful face-to-face interactions with prospective donors, clients, and/or customers.
Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
Excellent writing skills including the ability to craft excellent letters and proposals.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office for Windows applications (word processing, database, spreadsheet, e-mail, presentation graphics, etc.).
Must possess exceptional time management and detail-orientation skills.
Must be available for extensive travel and variable schedules, including early morning meetings, evening engagements, and occasional weekend obligations.
Must possess a current and valid Texas driver’s license and be insurable under UMHB auto coverage.
Experience in leading major and/or planned gift development in a capital campaign or special project and successful record of achieving campaign/project goals.
Experience in developing a strategic plan for soliciting and securing gifts from private sources or the equivalent in the corporate environment.
Knowledge, skill and expertise in the area of estate planning and financial planning.
Knowledge, skill and expertise in all planned gift instruments.
Founded in 1845, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has traditionally been known for producing excellent educators, nurses, business leaders and missionaries. That has not changed, but today UMHB is also earning recognition for its talented science and music graduates, for top-notch graduate programs in counseling, physical therapy and more.
Research done in the university's Human Performa...nce Laboratory is being applauded for its contributions to the field of sport nutrition. The university's new competency-based education program for adult learners is the first of its kind among private colleges and universities in Texas. And enrollment at UMHB has set new records every year for the last seven years.
What's behind this success? An unapologetic dedication to Christian principles. An emphasis on inspired teaching, on making each student's learning experience the best it can be. A commitment to excellence in every aspect of university life.
If one word could be chosen to summarize what is happening at UMHB today, that word would be "MOMENTUM."
It takes a powerful force to gain momentum in an upward trajectory, and that force is present and real at UMHB today. Mary Hardin-Baylor is moving forward, offering Christian higher education in compelling new ways to a growing number of students. UMHB has nearly 4,000 students pursuing degrees at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree levels and nearly 500 employees including 190 full-time faculty members.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of over 20,000 in the heart of central Texas. Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.