Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director of Development. The successful candidate will report to both the Auburn University at Montgomery Chancellor, and the Office of Development at Auburn University.
The Executive Director of Development is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the AUM Development Office and securing the increased philanthropic support required for Auburn University at Montgomery to advance the Chancellor's vision. The ideal candidate is a collaborative, energetic professional with strong multi-tasking skills and sound judgment who can perform the role of a major gift fundraiser and unit head for Auburn University at Montgomery. The successful candidate also will be skilled at building and maintaining relationships with donors, alumni, and community members. In addition to providing direct supervision of staff within the unit, the executive director will provide oversight of the development budget.
Candidates for the position of Executive Director of Development must have:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Master's degree is preferred.
A minimum of seven (7) years of successful major gift fundraising. Employer may consider advanced degrees in lieu of experience.
Candidates must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection, and a working vehicle. Experience in a college/university setting is preferred.
Experience managing budgets and in successfully managing a staff.
The candidate selected for this position should have demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse stakeholders, including alumni; have evidence of success in cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships; and possess superior interpersonal and communications skills, including public speaking and persuasive writing.
In addition, the successful candidate will possess sound judgment and the ability to make independent decisions while working collaboratively in a team-based environment; and the ability to work in a system that emphasizes measurable objectives which include targets for fundraising goals.
The ability and willingness to work some weekends, evenings, and to travel.
The Search Committee will review applications until the appointment is made. The application must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae/resume, and five professional references, including email addresses and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant).
Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, veteran, and individuals with disabilities.