The Director of Development (DoD) for the College of Education is responsible for building and leading a comprehensive development program with a focus on major, leadership, and principal gifts to support the initiatives of the assigned college and Tarleton State University.Â This position is expected to work closely with advancement leadership, the academic dean, and faculty to establish a robust philanthropic program within the college.Â The DoD is responsible for ensuring high standards of quality, productivity, consistency, and accuracy for all development-related information. The DoD is knowledgeable about and operates in compliance with all gift administration/tax policies and regulations. The DoD ensures the ongoing and effective operation of a defined area and works closely with university and advancement leaders, as well as other staff, to develop, prepare, coordinate, and execute a development program, with annual and long-term strategies, designed to meet the financial goals of the institution and congruent with the Universityâ™s Strategic Plan. Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work requirements indicate. Travel required to multiple work site locations.
Â Â Â Â Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development, in consultation with the college dean, the Director of Development creates and executes strategies and systems designed to engage target constituents and secure philanthropic support on behalf of the college and Tarleton State University.
Cultivate existing relationships to increase current philanthropic support.
Work closely with Institutional Advancement and college leadership to develop fundraising priorities.
Proactively identify new prospects and build relationships with the intent of securing major, leadership, planned, and principal gifts.
Make personal visits, create proposals, and write digital correspondence as primary methods of donor engagement. Plan, organize, coordinate, and manage daily activities to maximize gift solicitation efforts and events.
Use all available University resources to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gift support to college and university programs.
Collaborate with University partners/other development officers or units to coordinate fundraising strategies for donors with multiple interests.
May work to design donor and volunteer cultivation events to attract and retain interest in the college and affiliated programs.
Develop and manage a portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation prospects capable of making significant gifts to secure gift commitments. Plan and implement programs that include measurable targets and metrics for each fiscal year (e.g., cultivation, personal visits, stewardship activities, solicitations).
Works to ensure timely and accurate completion of proposals, pledges, and fund agreements. Maintain accurate and timely documentation of prospect strategies and contact reports, evaluate new prospects, and generate reports and other correspondence as necessary to cultivate prospects.
Under a partnership with the Dean, participate in the recruitment, training, and management of a College External Advisory Council where applicable.
Other duties as assigned by advancement leadership.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Major Responsibilities/Duty/Task satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Bachelorâ™s degree. Masterâ™s Degree Preferred.
Five (5) years of fundraising experience, with preference given to fundraising in higher education. Â
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge of fundraising, public relations, marketing, and/or sales.
Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated record of completing tasks.
Knowledge of database, word processing, and spreadsheet applications
Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written.
The ability to be customer service-oriented and bring together various institutional partners with varying interests is essential.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively and harmoniously with others.
Problem-solving skills, creativity, positivity, and the ability to manage several assignments simultaneously are required
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
Critical thinking and lifelong learning skills.
This position may supervise staff or students.
The scope of the job will often require work to be done outside of normal business hours.
Tarleton’s VisionTarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.About Tarleton State UniversityTarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business Administration, Educ...ation, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.Tarleton's research centers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.