Director, Regional Development

University Of Notre Dame Notre Dame , IN 46556

Posted 2 months ago

Our mission is to unlock the grace of giving in advancing Notre Dame's mission. We value trust, transparency, teamwork, driving change, feedback and fun. If you are ready to embrace each day, knowing that your work advances the mission of Notre Dame to make a positive, lasting impact in the world, then you have found the best role you will ever have.

Located on the beautiful campus of Notre Dame, this role serves as a front-line fundraiser supporting the University's development efforts. You will build meaningful, long-term relationships with benefactors within a designated region of the United States. Using your proven relationship skills, you will also work closely with academic leaders and Development Department colleagues to identify, cultivate, steward and secure leadership-level philanthropic gifts to support the University's priorities.

  • Why would I like this job?*

You currently enjoy the career you've worked so diligently to build, but may be wondering "what is it all for?" and "what is the lasting impact of my work?" If you are ready to parlay your hard-won skills and success toward making a more meaningful impact on the world, you would love this role in helping Notre Dame do exactly that.

If you are seeking a role in which relationships are the core, unchanging priority this is the perfect place to be. In this role, relationships begin with listening and understanding what the benefactor tells you is most important in their lives. With their passions as your guide, you will bring the benefactor into a closer, more personal relationship with Notre Dame, culminating in significant support of that area of the University that aligns with his or her most closely held interests.

You will travel to your designated region to meet benefactors, getting to know and understand them, their families, and their world view at a very intimate level. You will also develop close relationships with the smart, dedicated colleagues all around you, making this a truly great place to work.

If you feel a close connection to Notre Dame the mission, the people, the campus, and the impact that we make together this will be the best place you ever call home.

  • What are the key responsibilities of this role?* * Identification, cultivation and solicitation that joins together the philanthropic interests of donors with the priorities and needs of the University.

  • Develop significant long-term relationships with current and potential future benefactors whose resources will be integral to supporting the mission of Notre Dame. Establish and maintain a rapport with each benefactor and encourage, support and sustain the benefactor's philanthropic relationship with Notre Dame.

  • Attend a significant number of regional and campus events as a representative of the University. Travel (approximately 50% of work time) as well as evening and weekend activity is routine.

  • Promote teamwork within your region and across the Development Department, working as a true partner to match each donor's vision with the needs of the University. (*LI-POST)

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