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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Development/Fundraising
Director of Development
Division/Department: University Advancement Location: Main Campus Department Number: 145 Position Code: 360 Reports to: Vice President for University Advancement Grade: 8 Position Type: Full-time FLSA Status: Exempt Hours worked Per Week: Approximately 40
Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, this employee will steward and grow a portfolio of mid-level donors, maintaining contact primarily by phone, email, video calls, and in-person meetings when advisable. This person will lead the implementation of the university’s annual fund. This employee will represent Mid-America Christian University in a manner that encourages donors to support its mission.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage a portfolio of 100 donors ($250 to $1,000 per year giving level) through the moves management process, maintaining personal contact with them via phone, mail, email, video calls, or in-person meetings, with a goal of maintaining approximately quarterly touchpoints.
Create a pipeline of annual giving donors, moving donors into major gifts and planned gifts.
Help coordinate and lead special giving initiatives.
Assist in the writing and implementation of appeal letters.
Manage the Evangel Giving Club, developing strategies to encourage donors to give at higher levels.
Write giving proposals to foundations, churches, and corporations.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND TRAITS:
Ability to network and grow relationships, leading to philanthropic support.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to function well as a member of a team.
Work with and manage data, including manipulating and analyzing data to inform fundraising strategies.
Organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
Strong customer service skills.
Ability to learn and utilize advancement software.
A self-starter; identifies opportunities and takes initiative.
Excellent command of English as a spoken and written language, including spelling, grammar, and proofreading skills.
Project management and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and gain the cooperation of others.
Ability to handle sensitive materials and conversations with confidentiality.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The work environment is characteristic of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
A qualified candidate will have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and affirm and support the vision, mission, statement of faith, and community life covenant of Mid-America Christian University.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree required. Three years of relevant experience is preferred.
Mid-America Christian University (MACU) is a private, Christian liberal arts college that's experiencing unprecedented growth, tripling in size within the last few years. The reason for this growth is simple: Mid-America offers life-transforming associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs, as well as specialized certificate programs that expand students' employment and ministry opportunities. MACU accommodates the needs of all students, whether a recent high school graduate looking for a traditional campus experience or a working adult needing flexible courses. With a range of programs such as: Behavioral Science, Counseling, Business Administration, Bible & Theology, Teacher Education, Leadership and Criminal Justice, the possibilities are endless. All courses are taught from a worldview that promotes Judeo-Christian values and ethics.