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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Development/Fundraising, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
DEPARTMENT: ADVANCEMENT / STATUS: FULL TIME / CLASSIFICATION: EXEMPT / RANK: MANAGER 2 / DATE LAST UPDATED: APRIL 2020
PURPOSE / GENERAL DUTIES
Reporting to the President, the Executive Director of Development (EDOD) leads the office of Advancement and Alumni relations ensuring development of resources to further the mission of LPU . This key role is responsible for actively engaging in direct identification, qualification, and solicitation of major gifts, pledges and grants. As the staff liaison for key fundraising initiatives, the EDOD will work closely with administrative leadership, staff, faculty, volunteers, donors, trustees and other constituents to support major gift fundraising programs to achieve major gifts and grants goals.
Primary duties of the EDoD include but may not be limited to the following:
Establish and maintain a major gift portfolio of prospects/donors and secure major gift income target annually.
Oversee and manage Advancement and Alumni Relations budget, operations and prospect and donor and relationship management.
Focus on external affairs, external communication, and managing strategic messaging to various constituents.
Ensure quality tracking and reporting of prospect, development and gift and steward activities.
Increase funding through working regularly with foundations and grant writing
Collaborate and coordinate with the development team for effective strategies ensuring successful major gift “pipeline” of individual, foundation and corporate donors through innovative and targeted annual giving efforts and analysis.
Work closely with the LPU President and colleagues to develop cultivation and solicitation strategies and with colleagues and administrative leadership to serve as LPU liaison to identify fundraising initiatives.
Identify, qualify and solicit potential major gift prospects using multiple sources including research, volunteer-referrals, annual giving data and referrals.
Through face-to-face visits with potential prospects, determine interest areas within LPU.
Work closely with annual giving efforts including assuring successful stewardship of major gifts.
Understand LPU objectives and communicate these objectives enthusiastically to potential donors.
Successfully represent LPU, its values and objectives and enthusiastically communicate to the community fostering positive public relations.
Participate in community events and facilitate activities and relationships to further the mission of the University.
Create meaningful touch opportunities between Life Pacific and the Foursquare Family.
Cultivate a supportive, healthy and productive environment by performing job in a cordial, respectful and considerate manner.
Actively integrate Christian faith into professional practice.
Perform other duties as assigned by the President.
NOTE: Though not required, this position is optionally eligible for appointment as a Foursquare minister under certain conditions. If appointed as a minister, the employee will be available to provide pastoral care and prayer. In addition, s/he may be called upon to perform sacerdotal duties upon request of the University
Minimum requirements include (if a preferred preference is applicable, list following minimum and note accordingly):
A vibrant and authentic Christian faith and worldview consistent with the University’s Statement of faith which all employees are required to sign.
Minimum of seven years’ experience as an accomplished development officer including at least two-three years’ experience managing and supervising other development staff and programs.
A minimum of three years of successful, direct experience working with individual major gift prospects, foundations, corporations and personally soliciting major gifts.
A minimum of three years of successful direct experience in staffing volunteers for the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts prospects.
A working knowledge of the operation of capital campaigns and planned giving programs.
Excellent oral and written communication and story-telling skills.
Initiative; energetic self-starter; ability to work independently and possessing a high degree of professionalism, sensitivity and integrity
Exceptional people skills including the ability to relate to ministers and business owners, volunteers, staff, and donors.
Proven management and administrative skill and the ability to motivate and develop staff effectively; excellent supervisory and mentoring capabilities.
Ability to cultivate a highly participatory and collaborative environment and a strong team orientation.
Willing to travel during the week and some weekends.
This job description does not contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee and is subject to revision when necessary.
Candidates must be Christian believers holding a Pentecostal/charismatic perspective and will be required to adhere to the University’s statement of faith and mission.
No person shall be denied employment at Life Pacific University on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification, except as may be permitted by law.
About Life Pacific University
Recognized as a 2016 Great University to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Life Pacific University is a private, evangelical Christian institution in San Dimas, California, (30 miles east of Los Angeles). Offering undergraduate, graduate and degree completion programs including Biblical Studies, Human Development & Psychology, Business Administration, Worship Arts & Media, Communications, and more, LPU is an institution of biblical higher learning existing for the transformational development of students into leaders prepared to serve God in the Church, the workplace, and the world.
Life Pacific University is the historic Bible College of the Foursquare Church. The University maintains a Pentecostal/Charismatic and Wesleyan-Arminian theological stance. Successful candidates must affirm the University’s Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the University.
The University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Further, Life Pacific University initiates and cultivates a community that reflects our broader community in terms of ethnicity, color, culture, and gender. LPU is designated as a Hispanic Servin...g Institution. Over 50% of the student population are students of color and approximately 60% of students are female. As such, women and those from other traditionally under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Located in southern California in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, San Dimas sits along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The city of 33,000 offers a blend of community amenities, wonderful parks and open space, as well as great recreational and community facilities. With easy access to the Pacific Ocean, downtown Los Angeles, and Anaheim, San Dimas keeps true to its western heritage with store fronts and wooden sidewalks. With affordable housing, San Dimas and the surrounding community provides an attractive location for raising families. Additional attractions nearby include the Irwindale Speedway, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, and the Los Angeles Zoo.