Cedarville University is seeking to hire a Regional Director of Development to develop long term relationships built on a firm understanding of each donor’s interest, passions and values for the purpose of soliciting gifts for annual, capital and endowment needs. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Associate Vice President for Development.
All job applicants should be aware that Cedarville University is a private religious employer which holds specific doctrinal positions. All employees of Cedarville University must be in full agreement with the doctrinal positions of the University and agree to live by workplace lifestyle standards.
Manage relationships with an assigned portfolio of approximately 150 to 175 donor prospects
Participate in all aspects of the gifts cycle including the identification of major gift prospects
Qualify major gift prospects through personal contact and visits
Draw prospects into a strong relationship with the University by connecting with their philanthropic interest
Create and implement short term, intermediate and long term solicitation plans for all primary donor assignments
Maintain stewardship contacts with donors to enhance giving satisfaction
Work collaboratively with University staff, faculty and leadership to cultivate and steward donor relationships
Identify and facilitate strategic opportunities for prospects to interact with University leaders
Represent the University at donor, community and alumni events as necessary
Document activity according to departmental standards
Participate in quarterly dynamic portfolio review
Maintain consistent office presence in between travel for the purpose of building community and facilitating effective communication
Bachelor’s degree; Cedarville University graduate preferred
A personal faith commitment to Jesus Christ and a lifestyle that is consistent with the Cedarville University Doctrinal Statment and Standards of Conduct
Possess three to five years of successful experience in gifts acquisition
Possess an ability to work independently while collaborating with other development team members
Possess a valid driver’s license and ability to comply with university vehicle use requirements
Possess a demonstrated ability to inspire others to take action
Possess exceptional interpersonal skills with strong attention to detail
Ability to lift objects weighing up to 35 pounds
Ability and willingness to travel
All official inquiries should be directed to Teresa Day, Director of Staffing Services. Applicants must agree with and be willing to abide by Cedarville University's doctrinal statement, community covenant, and general workplace standards.
This position is subject to the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and Cedarville University policies, including the completion of a criminal history investigation. Cedarville University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Cedarville University - Cedarville, OH
CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY, located in Cedarville, Ohio, is an accredited Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional, and graduate programs. As a Christ-centered learning community, the University is equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. Home to 3,300 Christian students, Cedarville is known for its commitment to biblical integration, spiritual formation, cultural engagement, academic quality, worldwide ministry, and student satisfaction. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Peterson’s Competitive Colleges as one of the Midwest's best institutions, the University consistently achieves top rankings at national academic competitions. Founded in 1887, the University has invested more than $100 million in academic facilities to provide modern learning environments, updated networking and technology, and a fully wireless 400-acre campus. More than 100 programs of study are taught by 200 full-time Christian faculty members. For more information about the University, please visit www.cedarville.edu.
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The University, under various sections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (as amended), reserves the right to discriminate on the basis of religion, marital status or gender (with regard to certain positions) where approved job description for a position indicates that the determination relates to a bonafide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular position, or where the job description can demonstrate that the University is unable to reasonably accommodate an employee's religious observance or practice without undue hardship in the conduct of that position's responsibilities and activities.