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Director, Development & Alumni Affairs #7522

Position Deleted on 1/05/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Indianapolis, IN
  • Admin - Development and Fundraising
  • Admin - Alumni Associations and Services
Application Due:
Full Time
The Director of Development and Alumni Affairs will work in close collaboration with the Dean of the School of Science at IUPUI to build a strategic development program capable of generating significant philanthropic support for the School.

The School of Science has over 2500 undergraduate and graduate student majors in STEM disciplines and delivers the most credit hours of any unit at IUPUI. With a significant research and outreach enterprise, the School serves the University and the State both as a critical source of needed scientific talent and knowledge and as an engine for economic growth in Indiana.

The position's primary emphasis will be on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual major and principal gifts and working with the Indiana University Foundation (IUF) in securing significant contributions from Foundations and Corporations. It will provide leadership for all development activities at the School of Science at IUPUI and assist in the management and engagement of the School's Dean's Advisory Council.

Some duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, implementing a strategic and comprehensive development program including prospect identification, major and principal gifts, stewardship and campaign management, etc. Collaborate closely with faculty, staff, Advisory Council members, IUF, Indiana University Alumni Association and other stakeholders to foster a common philanthropic mission and message. Manage a substantial personal portfolio of major and principal gift prospects and develop significant contacts with Corporations and Foundations. Partner with the school's marketing staff to create strong branding, messaging and mission as the platform for philanthropic success. Work in concert with and function as a liaison between the School and the Indiana University Foundation. Ensure that all activities including contact reports are entered into the central development database in a consistent and timely way.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to raise significant philanthropic support. Proven leadership skills - both programs and people; demonstrated oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to create an environment of collegiality with all constituencies. Interpersonal skills and judgment suitable for exercising appropriate discretion and demeanor.

Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, plus 5 years of experience in development, preferably in higher education.

Preferred: Master's Degree from an accredited institution and campaign experience.
IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer and affords reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities.
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