Plans, directs and coordinates funding activities for a specific division or school in support of students, programs and facilities.
Seeks major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations through donor correspondence, event/reception planning and personal visits.
Maintains an active schedule of solicitation, cultivation and stewardship calls to donors and new prospects.
Coordinates public relations, donor relations, budget management and the generation of publications and proposals.
Provides ongoing feedback to employees concerning their performance.
May direct and monitor alumni relations work, including responding to alumni needs and requests.
May supervise clerical, professional and volunteer staff.
Performs related responsibilities as required.
A bachelor's degree.
Six years experience in higher education, development, fund raising or equivalent experience in a non-profit institution.
Effective written and oral presentation skills.
The Director of Development II will:
About Goizueta Business School and the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement
Created in 1919 as one of the nation's first business schools, the Goizueta Business School is ranked in the nation's top tier of business schools. Under the leadership of Dean Erika James, the Goizueta Business School is poised to Go Beyond as it celebrates 100 years of academic excellence and honors the 25th naming anniversary for the school's namesake Roberto C. Goizueta.
The Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement in the Goizueta Business School seeks a director of development who will report to the assistant dean for advancement and alumni engagement and senior director of development and serves as a leader on the Advancement and Alumni Engagement (AAE) team at Goizueta Business School. The advancement and alumni engagement team is responsible for connecting alumni and friends to the Goizueta Business School and Emory University, cultivating, and soliciting them for gifts.
The director of development II for Goizueta Business School will have proven leadership, management, and organizational skills as well as experience in designing and executing comprehensive fundraising processes and procedures. The director will have experience working in a comprehensive campaign setting, including a strong track record of raising major and planned gifts at the $100,000 level and higher from individuals and training other major gift officers to do the same. He or she will possess the personal energy, enthusiasm, and drive to set and achieve ambitious goals. The director will have a demonstrated ability to build, manage, mentor, and motivate an effective team, providing strong support and an opportunity for growth and development.
The director will be an effective communicator with strong written and oral presentation skills and the ability to articulate the mission and goals of the school in a compelling manner. The successful candidate must demonstrate a high level of integrity, trust and intellectual curiosity. A self-starter with a sense of urgency and a clear set of priorities, this person will also have the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a complex environment. He or she should exhibit the credibility and sophistication to effectively engage and leverage the school's leadership, faculty, volunteers and other key stakeholders in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of key prospects and donors.
The director will have extensive experience working with senior fundraising volunteers and will possess the charisma, cultural sensitivity, and communication skills necessary to be an effective representative of Emory and a key liaison to its highly successful alumni base. A collegial, collaborative, and accessible leadership style is a prerequisite, as are the creativity, energy, and the political savvy to navigate a complex academic community as well as the ability to build bridges and strong collaborative relationships across the school, university, and a diverse body of alumni and constituents.
The director will travel frequently and oversee numerous evening and weekend events.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience fundraising in a business school environment and those with a demonstrated commitment to best practices.