Loyola Marymount University has an opening for a Senior Director of Development – Gift Planning. The Sr. Director of Development designs and implements a comprehensive development program to engage and solicit planned giving prospects in order to achieve established development goals and metrics. The Sr. Director is personally responsible for soliciting and closing major gifts of $100,000 or more and currently manages one Director of Development. As a centrally based development professional, this position is responsible for collaborating with all University Advancement development colleagues to understand and communicate funding opportunities across all areas of the University that may resonate with planned giving prospects. The Senior Director of Development will need to travel and work occasional weekend/evening hours.
Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks qualified applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming individuals, people living with disabilities, and others with diverse life experiences and beliefs are encouraged to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)
We seek candidates who typically possess a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. Master’s degree/JD preferred. Minimum five to seven years’ experience in development or a related preferably with a focus on gift planning. Candidates must have a track record that demonstrates solid fundraising results and demonstrated success soliciting and closing major gifts. This includes the ability to plan, organize and implement fundraising activities effectively, as well as participate in high-level individual, corporate, and/or foundation solicitations. We also need candidates to have experience in promoting and coordinating the involvement of volunteers. The demonstrated ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects, personally ask, and close gifts is a must. We also need candidates to be able to work with high profile donors, and have the demonstrated ability to work with boards comprising of prominent corporate and community volunteers and alumni. The ability to collaborate with colleagues across multiple areas (i.e., academics, communications, business and finance, administration, government and community relations, external partnerships) to bring projects to completion successfully is needed. Candidates should have highly developed organizational and leadership skills and demonstrated computer competency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and preferably have knowledge of Advance or other comparable fundraising systems.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary. For more details regarding this position please visit our website. Interested candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to http://jobs.lmu.edu (reference # 0190188).
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About Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Marymount University shares in a rich intellectual heritage fostered by the Jesuit and Marymount educational traditions and founded on social justice and ethical values. Governed by an independent Board of Trustees, LMU cherishes its Catholic identity while at the same time welcoming people from diverse social, religious, and cultural backgrounds. LMU is in Los Angeles, yet near the Pacific Ocean, offering a dynamic cultural environment.