The Director of Development is responsible for identifying prospective donors, cultivating donors, and closing major and principal gifts for units and programs in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.
The Director of Development must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships, closing major and principal gifts, effectively staffing and managing the fundraising activities of institutional leaders. Candidates must have the ability to work collaboratively and strategically with other fundraising professionals and campus leaders.
Must be available to work evenings and weekends as necessary. Local and national travel is required 50% of the time.
Experience: Must have a minimum of 5-7 years of successful development experience. Proven record of working effectively with high level donors in a nonprofit or university setting; building donor relationships; and soliciting and closing five+ figure gifts is essential.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must demonstrate the ability to make cold calls as well as to develop cultivation and solicitation strategies. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to manage more than one project simultaneously, and a demonstrated record of completing assignments. The incumbent must be a highly energetic, creative, and experienced professional with a proven track record of building excellent donor relationships and closing five+ figure gifts. Must have the ability to work collaboratively and strategically with campus leaders, volunteers, and other fundraising professionals. The candidate must exhibit strong interpersonal skills that will enable him/her to work well with diverse groups of constituents and colleagues. Excellent writing and oral communication, and critical thinking skills are essential. Must be available to work evenings and weekends as necessary. Local and national travel is required 50% of the time.
The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the State of Maryland and one of the nation’s premier public research universities. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is strategically located 9 miles from the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and 30 miles from Baltimore. It is one of 63 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The university ha...s 73 programs ranked in the top 25 nationally and attracts over a half-billion dollars annually in sponsored research grants and contracts. Our diverse community includes almost 27,000 undergraduates, almost 11,000 graduate students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members.
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