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The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Director of Development for our Lake Tahoe campus. This position will secure private support for funding priorities within the College in consultation and collaboration with the Associate Vice President and the Dean. The position will actively manage a defined portfolio of major gift prospects and donors by guiding their cultivation, solicitation and stewardship while also growing the base of major gift support through establishment of new relationships. The director will build strong and mutually beneficial relationships between donors, friends, alumni, businesses and the community with academic leadership, faculty, and staff. The director is responsible for developing a comprehensive fundraising plan to support the funding priorities with a primary focus on gift solicitation at the major gift level of $10,000 and above.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Make direct contact with potential and known donors as assigned through a timely action tracking process.
- Conduct personally scheduled face-to-face visits, excluding University sponsored events, per month with prospective donors.
- Solicit gifts of $10,000-$1,000,000 (payable over 5 years). Solicit higher level gifts as possible. Dollar amount of gifts must meet the defined spread of the DOD’s prospect pool as outlined via data analytics.
- Cultivate and solicit planned gifts (i.e. wills, trusts, annuities, bequests, etc.).
- Maintain an active list of primary prospects under management.
- Document in a timely manner all contacts made with assigned donors and potential donors utilizing the DAR database (Raiser’s Edge).
- Produce development proposals and materials.
- Upgrade skills through continuing education workshops and/or conferences. Coordinate fundraising events in the assigned entity only as approved by the EDOD or AVP and the appropriate dean or administrator of the college, school, or program.
- Strategize with the dean, faculty, or other administrators of the various entities to create giving opportunities for donors and produce development proposals and materials.
- Provide stewardship to past donors as a stage in the action tracking process; including but not limited to, thank-you letters from scholarship recipients to donors, special receptions, luncheons, and dinners or events in recognition of support.
- Work with the University of Nevada Alumni Association Membership (UNAM) to build alumni interest and support for the college/ school/unit/program and the University as a whole.
Bachelor’s Degree and four years of related professional work experience; OR a Master’s Degree and two years of related professional work experience.
Related Experience: Successful professional experience is required, preferably in higher education fundraising, non-profit or in a related field which requires strong relationship-building and outcome driven components.
Schedule or Travel Requirements:
- Frequent local travel
- Occasional out of state travel
- Variable work schedule to include nights and weekends
Compensation Grade – C
To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.
Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual “A” or “B” contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.
Perks of Working at UNR!
- Health insurance options including dental and vision – Health Insurance
- Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance – Faculty Benefits
- E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options. E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center
- Reno is proud to be a University town! Many local businesses offer discounts to WolfCard holders
- Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life’s difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.
- Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups
- Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate
- No state income tax!
Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees
The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee’s spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Grants-in-Aid
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program
University Advancement (UA) is the primary fundraising arm of the University of Nevada, Reno. We are growing our development team to support the excellence and innovation of the University of Nevada, Reno, and are constantly striving to ensure University Advancement is a great place to work and grow.
We work to build relationships and support for the University by developing and nurturing donor-centered relationships and stewarding gifts made in support of the University’s students, faculty and programs. University Advancement collaborates with Colleges, Schools and Units across the University as well as the University’s Alumni Association, the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation, and the Wolf Pack Athletic Association to create lasting support for the University’s mission to provide outstanding learning, discovery, and engagement programs that serve the economic, social, environmental, and cultural needs of the citizens of Nevada, the nation, and the world.
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This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
Note to Applicant
A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.
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Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.