Director of Development

Seton Hall University   South Orange, NJ   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on May 2, 2024
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Director of Development


Job No: 496280


Full Time/Part Time: Full-time


Location: South Orange


Categories: Administrator


The Director of Development is responsible for creating a climate conducive for giving by developing and securing gifts (outright and pledged) of $25,000+ for assigned schools and colleges, special programs and projects, new initiatives, and campaigns. This includes identifying prospects to determine their potential as donors through strategic cultivation and well-tried solicitations in the tri-state area and other related regions as assigned. Closing and stewarding gifts for assigned prospects is also critical to the role. The Director of Development may also serve as UA/Development staff liaison to assigned volunteer groups, providing to them high-quality fundraising counsel, guidance, and assistance.


Duties and Responsibilities:


Qualify, cultivate, solicit and close major gifts for assigned schools and prospects in the tri-state area


Qualify, cultivate, solicit, close and steward major gifts for prospects residing in other regions


Providing fundraising counsel and assistance to University councils and groups, as assigned.


Participate in Major Gift Team, Department, Division, Advancement Team(s), college(s)and University meetings, events and activities, as required/appropriate


Required Qualifications:


BA plus minimum 3-5 years experience working with Major Gifts from individuals, including hands-on experience with cultivating, soliciting and closing Major Gifts.


Desired Qualifications:


Understanding and appreciation of the University's Catholic mission is essential. Administrative skills, including time management, project management, establishing priorities and working independently are essential.

Must be flexible and have strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work diplomatically and harmoniously with, effectively interact with, and initiate contact with a broad spectrum of people, including donors, faculty and administrators, volunteers, support staff, and others.


Salary Grade:


AD200 - Administrative


Exempt/Nonexempt: Exempt


Physical Demands: General Office Environment


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applicants are asked to provide name and contact information for at least 3 professional references.


Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.


Advertised: 29 Apr 2024


Application Closes:


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