Position Description in Summary The Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement (PAE) cultivates relationships with contributors, alumni, and other constituents on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, generating support for teaching, research, and care. As the hub for development and alumni relations efforts, PAE contributes to a bold, vibrant, and diverse academic community.
The primary focus with PAE is:
• Philanthropy to the University and UPMC, which drives innovation and enhances opportunities for students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians.
• Alumni relationships, expressed across a community of 318,000 alumni spanning the globe.
This purposeful, collaborative work—supported by donor engagement and giving—ensures that Pitt and UPMC grow stronger each year, benefitting this community, the region, and the wider world. This position within PAE is a senior fundraising and administrative position responsible for all fundraising activities for the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business (KATZ) and College of Business Administration (CBA). The Executive Director (ED) will function within University-wide development and alumni relations leveraging central resources and collaboration. The ED will report to the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Individual Giving Schools and Centers—and indirectly to the Dean of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration.
In addition to being the chief development officer for the schools, responsibilities include the development and implementation of strategies to generate individual, corporate, and foundation support. Supervision of all development staff in KATZ and CBA. Serves as chief advisor to dean. The ED must possess and demonstrate a track record of success in closing six and seven figure gifts; initiative and leadership; superior oral and written skills with an ability to persuade; strong organizational and management skills; and an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends. Knowledge of and experience working in the higher education environment and the ability to translate that mission in ways that engage and inspire donors and alumni is essential. This position requires regular travel and occasional evening and weekend work.
Bachelor's required; Master's preferred. A minimum of ten years of major gifts fundraising, with minimum of three years of experience within an academic setting, preferably within a doctoral granting institution and in positions of increasing responsibility. Track record in fund raising management, major gift solicitation, planned giving and volunteer management.
Internal Number: 20001763
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