The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified candidate for the Director of Development position to develop and lead the fundraising and engagement strategies to support the School of Law. The Director will function within a University-wide development and alumni relations effort, working independently and leveraging central resources and collaboration.
The Director will report to the Dean of Pitt Law and the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Individual Giving, Schools and Centers. The Director is responsible for major gift fundraising ($100K+), which includes identifying, qualifying and soliciting prospects, and stewarding donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations. This position will be a lead partner with the Dean on strategic priorities, and will support key engagement programming such as the Board of Visitors, the Law Alumni Association, and the Pitt Law Fellows donor group.
This position supervises a manager of constituent relations, and will have access to a shared pool of administrative resources The Director must possess and demonstrate a track record of success in closing major gifts ($100K+); initiative and leadership; superior oral and written skills with an ability to persuade; strong organizational skills; and an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends.
A law degree and/or knowledge of and experience with the legal profession and the mission of law schools and the ability to translate that mission in ways that engage and inspire donors and alumni is strongly preferred. This position requires regular travel and occasional evening and weekend work.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Bachelor’s degree, JD or Master’s preferred. A minimum of seven years of major gifts fundraising or relevant experience, with minimum of three years of experience within an academic setting…At least two years of experience in cultivating and soliciting individual major gifts.