Director of Development

  • Careerbuilder-US
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Jan 15, 2020
Full time Executive

Job Description

Regional Director of Development

The Director of Development is principally responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive major gifts initiative within an assigned geographic region. TheDirector is expected to identify, evaluate, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and prospective donors for major gifts for both university-wide and unit-based priorities. TheDirector will focus on individual donors and prospects but may also interact with foundations and corporations as appropriate.


Contact major gift donors and prospective donors within the assigned region with the objective of achieving a minimum of 200 face-to-face visits annually.
Identify and evaluate, in collaboration with other members of the development staff, prospective donors of major gifts within the assigned region
Develop and implement plans and strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospective major gift donors for university-wide, as well as college, school, and other campus unit priorities

Requirements: Master's degree or Bachelor's degree and equivalent experience required. Demonstrated success in major gift fundraising with a focus on individuals and a minimum of four (4) years experience in fund raising or related field, preferably in a research university environment Knowledge of planned giving vehicles and ability to identify potential planned giving donors and opportunities. MUST have major gift solicitation experience with a college/university, hospital or national non profit organization