Director of Development - Liberal Arts, Social Sciences & Journalism
Posted: November 23, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionDepartment Summary
The Division of University Advancement pursues the mission to promote the University of North Texas through inspiring the public to become involved with the growth and progress of the university.
The division accomplishes this by establishing and continuing mutually beneficial relationships with alumni, donors and friends of the university that result in gifts of volunteerism, expertise and philanthropic support.
The University of North Texas seeks a highly motivated, goal oriented and energetic fundraiser to secure annual and major gifts, as well as sponsorships for the Mayborn School of Journalism. The Director of Development will join a division with dynamic and visionary leadership focused on advancing a donor-centric mission who will enthusiastically and strategically increase philanthropy and accelerate current momentum to propel the university’s tremendous potential to new heights.
We are seeking a professional with a highly cooperative spirit, strong communication and relationship-building skills, a forward-thinking approach, the ability to relate to multiple constituencies and to represent the University with tact, diplomacy and passion.
The Director of Development works in collaboration with colleagues in the Division of University Advancement, Mayborn School of Journalism, and the College of liberal Arts and Social Sciences to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward leadership annual gifts, sponsorships and major gifts in support of college priorities. The Director of Development will assist with fundraising for major initiatives and several signature events per year. One of the goals for this position includes discovery and solicitation of the college’s alumni base and corporate community. To be accomplished by collaborating with the Mayborn School of Journalism Board of Advisors, working with CLASS faculty, alumni, and other supporters.
The position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Development and works closely with Faculty and University volunteers.
Bachelor’s Degree and four years of professional experience in fundraising, donor relations, public relations, or sales: or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Extensive knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles.
• Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with internal and external constituents.
• Ability to plan, organize, develop and execute strategies.
• Ability to mentor and coach colleagues or direct reports.
• Ability to manage time, personnel, financial, and physical resources effectively.
• Exceptional communications skills.
• Ability to master University policies and procedures and apply these in specific situations.
The ideal candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
* Fundraising experience for Liberal Arts and Social Science initiatives a plus
* Knowledge of fundraising
* Marketing and Presentation skills
* Effective oral and written communication skills
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Required License / Registration / Certification
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm; some evenings and weekends
Driving University Vehicle Yes
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.