The Purdue Research Foundation is expanding. We have several Director of Development positions available including the following areas:
-College of Agriculture
-Davidson School of Chemical Engineering
-School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
-Krannert School of Management
-College of Pharmacy
-College of Science
Develop and execute a plan to bring donors to the unit and the University through active use of the development process, including solicitation of major gifts.
Secure major gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the unit leadership, their programs, disciplines, and the University, with an expectation of raising a minimum of $1M gifts annually.
Conduct a minimum of 144 face-to-face donor visits annually, advancing relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
In consultation with the Senior Director of Development, Chief Development Officer, and the Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement, identify and establish personal contact with current and prospective major gift donors whose interest and financial capacity have the greatest likelihood of meeting the Unit and University fundraising goals.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to speak before large groups.
Ability to learn, articulate, and represent the mission of Purdue University.
Ability to interact with stakeholders from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to use good judgment, diplomacy, maintain confidentiality and represent the University with tact and diplomacy at all times.
Ability to effectively interact with College and/or University leadership.
Possess initiative and the ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team.
Excellent relationship building skills, organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects.
Must have strong problem solving and decision making skills, as well as attention to detail.
Desire to continuously improve professional competency through participation in professional development opportunities.
Ability to travel and perform evening and weekend duties, as required.
Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.
Bachelor’s degree required.
1-3 years of relevant experience required.
Prior experience in fund development, including exposure to or solicitation of annual gifts, major gifts, and planned gifts is preferred but not a requirement.
Experience in higher education or other non-profit organizations is preferred but not a requirement.
About Purdue Research Foundation
The Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) helps to advance Purdue in the quest for discovery, learning and engagement.
We advance the mission of the University by managing and licensing Purdue's intellectual property, accepting gifts, administering trusts, acquiring property, and negotiating research contracts.