The Director, Regional Development is responsible for professionally building and maintaining relationships with alumni, parents and friends in an effort to raise major gifts ($100,000+) for Texas Christian University. Through frequent travel to assigned geographical locations in and out of state, Regional Directors provide strategic direction to TCU's alumni, parents and friends as they make significant philanthropic investment decisions. This position will be assigned regions based on institutional priority. Due to this group's diverse geographical reach, as well as the representation of the entire university, the Regional Team can maximize the donor's potential and passion to invest in any area of the university.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
1. Conducts 10-20 strategic visits monthly with prospective donors and key stakeholders in assigned regions according to a written annual development plan 2. Designs and implements fundraising strategies to secure major gifts ($100K+) in support of TCU 3. Works collaboratively with development and alumni colleagues across campus 4. Participates in quarterly strategy planning sessions for assigned regions with internal university stakeholders 5. Creates and executes annual fundraising strategies for assigned regions with School/College/Athletics fundraisers, Alumni Relations and other internal stakeholders 6. Participates in monthly development meetings and professional development activities 7. Builds, implements and sustains a Regional Development Council in each assigned region 8. Performs other related duties as assigned
Required Education & Experience:
• Bachelor's degree. • 3 plus years of development experience or an equivalent combination of progressive experience in an office of advancement or closely related role.
Preferred Education & Experience:
• Master's degree. • Experience in Higher education or independent school major gift fundraising.
• Knowledge of principles and techniques of development/fundraising in higher education. • Knowledge of fundraising strategies to assist in the success of long-term fundraising efforts. • Skill in effective written and verbal communication • Skill in public speaking and presenting to various levels of the organization. • Ability to represent the University professionally, externally and internally. • Ability to identify, cultivate and successfully solicit philanthropic gifts from high-level prospects • Ability to work independently as well as on a team • Ability to use technology (e.g. PC, iPhone, iPad and customized CRM system) as needed
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information. • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication. • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions. • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting. • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours. • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job. • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
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Internal Number: 496947
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