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University Advancement seeks a collaborative, mission-driven and results-oriented fundraiser to serve as the Director of Development. An ideal candidate will have demonstrated success at raising funds by developing and implementing strategic solicitation fundraising plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in-line with institution goals and closing major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
Discover, engage, and invite philanthropic gifts through ongoing personal contact and visits with donors and prospective donors. Conduct a minimum of 15 donor visits monthly.
Make a minimum of 20 major gift asks per year and solicit a minimum of 20 annual giving asks per year.
Meet minimum fundraising goals annually and minimum number of contacts monthly.
Steward existing donors through regular and ongoing personal communication.
Manage a portfolio of a minimum of 120 prospects.
Regularly update the database to include contact notes and ensure proper data collection.
Develop donor-specific engagement strategies designed to initiate, renew, and upgrade gifts.
Produce timely contact reports that outline future engagement strategies after each donor, prospective donor, or sponsor interaction.
Partner with senior leaders and key constituencies (i.e. Deans, faculty, staff, students, colleagues in Advancement, volunteers) in cultivation/solicitation/stewardship process.
Serve as Advancement's representative with assigned academic and/or other university Be a liaison for Advancement staff in communicating assigned partner(s) priorities and updates.
Develop strategy for engagement and philanthropy for assigned university partners(s) in collaboration with the Executive Director for Development and Strategic Initiatives and appropriate university leadership.
Work with Alumni Relations, Parent and Family Relations, faculty, staff and volunteers to develop and execute strategies to engage current and prospective donors.
Coordinate annual giving strategy for assigned university partner(s) in collaboration with the annual giving team.
Communicate effectively and courteously with others, including employees, students and the public, in a spirit of teamwork, respect and customer service.
Attend events, presentations, meetings and other appropriate gatherings.
Ensure that gifts are acknowledged, reports are shared and funding is allocated appropriately.
By actions, words and lifestyle, be a Christian role model to students, whether through casual contact or in a formal supervisory role.
Bachelor's degree and 7+ years successful work experience in higher education and/or advancement functions; or equivalent combination of university education and work experience.
Previous experience in building relationships with donors, making the ask and closing gifts at the President's Council Level ($1000+) and Major Gifts ($25,000+).
Proven experience in developing strategy to engage donor prospects.
Proven experience in coaching and/or working with academic partners or other university partners to identify funding priorities, alignment with institutional goals and strategic planning.
Must have well-developed organizational, planning, prioritizing, administrative and presentation skills. Must be self-motivated and driven to the achievement of results. Must have the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects at one time and in a busy environment.
Must have proven and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to connect with a wide spectrum of people.
Must have proven experience in effectively contacting, answering queries of, and building relationships with donors, parents of students, and alumni as well as the regional business community.
Must demonstrate professionalism, tact, confidentiality and initiative. Must be upbeat and a team player.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director for Development and Strategic Initiatives
ABOUT GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY:
Our Vision: To be the Christian university of choice known for empowering students to achieve exceptional life outcomes.
Our Mission: To prepare students spiritually, academically and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity and serve with passion.
Our Values:Students first. Christ in everything. Innovation to improve outcomes.
As Oregon's premier Christian university, George Fox offers a wide variety of opportunities to serve in a Christian community that delivers the promise that each student will Be Known - personally, academically and spiritually.
For Your Personal Well-Being We Offer:
A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by
A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions
Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population
Free Fitness Center membership
Rich employee benefits
We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's Nationally Recognized Christian University!
George Fox has been transforming student lives for over 125 years.
Each day we look to broaden our future for generations to come.
We have alumni from 52 countries and all 50 states.
We invite you to become a steward of our dreams using your God-given gifts.
Our Purpose: To educate and inspire students to pursue God's calling.
**This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the university lifestyle statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply.