Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Education, Major Gifts
JOB SUMMARY: Provides leadership to the development and alumni functions of the University. Develops, implements and accomplishes strategic plans for moves management and fund raising in the following categories: capital campaigns, major gifts, alumni, annual giving, planned gifts, grants and special events.
Responsible for successfully accomplishing overall fundraising effort of the university.
Responsible for the stewardship of donors or moves management.
Advises the President in areas of development, fund raising, alumni relations.
Coordinates the president’s fundraising efforts as part of the office’s strategic plan.
Directs the development, implementation and accomplishment of short and long range plans for all areas of Development.
Responsible for recruiting and training of development staff.
Responsible for documentation of gifts, accurate reports and recording keeping
Responsible for the development and oversight of the Development budget, including facility rentals.
Responsible for achieving goals of the department.
Cultivates relationships which promote the interests of the University.
Evaluates all direct reports annually.
Provides monthly reports on each area of responsibility for the Board of Trustees Executive Committee and quarterly reports for the full BOT.
Provides a written improvement plan which assesses the progress of annual goals.
In collaboration with the President, establishes future goals and outline for successful accomplishment.
Works with departments (e.g. President’s Office, Marketing) to ensure effective communication with philanthropic foundations, corporations, and individuals as sources of support for university projects.
Other job-related duties as assigned
Requires presentation and speaking before groups.
May require long periods of time at computer terminal
Ability to travel
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILL REQUIRED
Master’s degree or related experience
Minimum 5 years of related experience
Demonstrated success in raising funds
Proficient verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills
Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and responsibilities
The University of Saint Mary is a four-year Catholic liberal arts university founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1923.
We offer daytime undergraduate and doctoral classes at our main campus in Leavenworth, online classes, and accelerated undergraduate degree-completion and graduate classes in the evening at our Overland Park Campus.
We are known for our personalized approach ...to learning with dedicated faculty and staff who care about our students’ success in the classroom and in life.
The Princeton Review has repeatedly named the University of Saint Mary a “Best Midwestern College*” every year since 2005.
USM also received a 2017 Best Value School Award by University Research & Review. Saint Mary received this recognition based on its reputation among students and alumni, the programs offered, accreditations, and affordability.