Serving as the lead development officer for University Athletics, the Senior Director of Development is charged with creating and implementing a comprehensive development program to engage and solicit alumni, parents, friends, community members, business and civic leaders to achieve the development goals for University Athletics. The Sr. Director of Development is personally responsible for soliciting and closing major gifts of $100,000 or more and currently manages one Director of Development for University Athletics. He/she will develop and manage a portfolio of approximately 120-140 major gift prospects for the purposes of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. As the University Advancement content expert on Athletics, this position is responsible for educating and collaborating with all University Advancement development colleagues regarding funding opportunities within University Athletics. This position will serve on the Athletics senior leadership team.
Other responsibilities include: design and implement a comprehensive development plan to increase philanthropic support for funding priorities established by the Athletic Director; manage one Director of Development for University Athletics who currently focuses on soliciting gifts in the special gift ($25,000 – $100,000) and major gift ($100,000+) range, and also develop effective fundraising strategies in coordination and collaboration with the Athletic Director and other members of the University Advancement team. The Senior Director will collaborate with all University Advancement partners including other unit-based development officers, Annual Giving & Annual Leadership Giving, Parent Giving, Principal Gifts, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Planned Giving, Advancement Information Services and Special Events to achieve annual and campaign development goals. It is incumbent upon the Senior Director to be able to work collaboratively with members of the Athletics and Marketing & Communications staff.
Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks qualified applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming individuals, people living with disabilities, and others with diverse life experiences and beliefs are encouraged to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)
We are seeking candidates that typically hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum seven years’ experience in development or a related field, preferably in a university athletics development program. A track record that demonstrates solid fundraising results and demonstrated success soliciting and closing major gifts. This includes the ability to plan, organize and implement fundraising activities effectively, as well as participate in high-level individual, corporate, and/or foundation solicitations. Experience in promoting and coordinating the involvement of volunteers. Experience should be in progressively responsible positions. We are also seeking candidates to have demonstrated ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects and personally ask and close gifts. The willingness to travel and work occasional weekend/evening hours is required. Successful candidates will have prior experience working with high-level donor prospects and experience working with boards comprising prominent corporate and community volunteers and alumni. Demonstrated computer competency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and preferably have knowledge of Advance or other comparable fundraising systems.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary. Interested candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume https://jobs.lmu.edu (reference #0190135).
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: 0190135
About Loyola Marymount University
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