Position Function: Under the leadership of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Director of Development will contribute to Newberry College by managing a major gifts portfolio to advance the university’s fundraising initiatives in the areas of capital projects, endowments, and planned gifts. The position will work primarily with athletics major donors focused on Phase II and Phase III of a stadium capital campaign and work with large corporations with athletics sponsorships. The Director of Development plans and implements ongoing strategy for engagement and acquisition, leading to contributions from alumni, friends of the College, athletic club members, letter winners, and season ticket holders. The position also works closely with the Athletic Direction and all head coaches in areas of sports-specific fundraising. The position serves as a member of the Institutional Advancement team and will also be required to work with annual giving projects.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, master’s degree preferred
Minimum Experience: A minimum of three years of successful fundraising experience preferably in higher education or with a non-profit organization. Demonstrated fundraising success is an important requirement for the position.
Minimum Other: •Requires high level of energy, enthusiasm and accountability fueled by a result/outcome-oriented work ethic. High level of organizational skills resulting in a donor management strategy of research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective and current donors. •Willingness and ability to travel; possess and maintain a valid driver’s license; ability to work as part of an organization without direct daily supervision; outstanding oral and written communication skills are necessary to articulate departmental and institutional viewpoints, goals, and needs. Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the United States without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Experience: Five or more years of experience in major gifts fundraising in athletics. Proven work performance with fundraising metrics and/or campaigns.
Preferred Other: Strong organizational management and interpersonal skills, together with self-motivation and ability to motivate others, including staff, faculty, and volunteers; ability to work as a team member within a complex institution with overlapping areas and goals.
About Newberry College
Newberry College's 90-acre campus is located in Newberry, South Carolina, the safest city in the state. With 24 majors, 33 minors, 1,092 students, and a 17:1 student-teacher ratio, Newberry College ensures that students receive individual attention and guidance as part of its values-based curriculum.We bring out the best in our students by offering a varied curriculum in areas such as nursing, biology, chemistry and pre-health programs. We also feature one of the only undergraduate forensic chemistry programs in the state. Newberry College graduates have a great acceptance rate for graduate and professional schools.Offering more than 50 organizations for students, Newberry provides many opportunities for excellence outside the classroom. Over fifty percent of our students participate in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The athletics program includes nineteen NCAA Division II sports for men and women.Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, the College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the National Association of Schools of Music. Together, all of these factors make Newberry Coll...ege a great place to grow and a special place for learning.Newberry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC) http://sacscoc.org/ Newberry College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, gender, veteran status, genetic characteristic, and disability in employment or the provision of services. Foreign Nationals should indicate current United States immigration status when submitting application materials.