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Director of Development - School of Music (Job ID: 28711)

Position Deleted on 12/14/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
VP Advancement
Louisville, KY
Admin - Development and Fundraising
Full Time
Job ID: 28711
Location: VP Advancement

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

Minimum Qualifications
Master's Degree and three years of related experience. Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements. The university offers market competitive salary and benefits. Grade EH

Position Description
The University of Louisville School of Music seeks an effective, innovative and seasoned development officer with experience building long term relationships with alumni, donors and prospects, and a proven track record in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and closing five, six and seven figure gifts.
The Director of Development for the School of Music plans, implements and directs a proactive gifts program for the school. The position reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Development, and works closely with the AVP, and Dean of the School of Music, to market, cultivate, solicit, close, manage and steward gifts. The position works with donors and donor prospects, staff, volunteers and community leaders. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical.
The successful candidate will have proven experience working in a proactive program; knowledge of gift planning principles; high level of energy, creativity and initiative; and demonstrated success in constituency development. Evening and weekend work, and travel, are required.
  • Solicit and close gifts aligned with donor's interests in support of the School of Music's programs and university priorities to achieve specified annual and personal goals. Work with the Dean of the School of Music, faculty, administrators and other key leadership positions to identify prospective donors and develop specific plans and strategies that focus on soliciting major gifts in the range of five, six and seven figures.
  • Develop and manage a select portfolio of major prospects of five, six and seven figures and insure that appropriate contact information is recorded in the university?s donor database. Coordinate volunteer and committee fund raising efforts.
  • Assist with other special fund raising projects and events that are university priorities as requested.
How To Apply -Staff Positions
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