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Director of Development

Company: University of Hawaii Foundation
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

This website is AudioEye enabled and is being optimized for accessibility. To open the AudioEye Toolbar, press "shift + =". Some assistive technologies may require the use of a passthrough function before this keystroke. For more information, activate the button labeled "Explore your accessibility options". The Director of Development, William S. Richardson School of Law ("Director") is a key member of the University of Hawai'i Foundation (UHF) Development Team, primarily focused on identifying, engaging, and soliciting prospective donors for major and leadership gifts that support the vision of the Dean of the William S. Richardson School of Law. The Director will close gifts and -steward -donors -so -that -positive -and -mutually -beneficial -relationships -continue. -The -Director is expected to serve as a top performer within the Development Division of UHF, and act as a leader and mentor of other front-line fundraising -professionals. REPORTS TO Associate Vice President, Major Gifts ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Specific responsibilities and performance expectations include:

  • Build and actively manage a portfolio of 75-125 major and leadership gift prospects, including those identified by the Director and those assigned by the Associate Vice President of Major Gifts, the Chancellor, and the Dean of the assigned -unit.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors for major gifts of $25,000 and above. The Director is expected to make appointments for personal visits with major gift prospects that ultimately lead to gift -solicitations.
  • Annual -and -campaign -goals -are -set -jointly -with -University -of -Hawai'i -at -M--noa -and -the -UHF. These include goals related to number of new prospects, number of visits, number of solicitations, and gifts -raised.
  • Participate actively and consistently in the UHF Prospect Management Process: file timely (monthly) prospect clearance requests for cultivation and solicitation; provide monthly schedules of prospect appointment; file timely (monthly) contact reports on prospects; communicate with all team members on each assigned prospect; develop written strategies and adhere to scheduled strategy for the cultivation and closing of major and leadership -gifts.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the assigned unit, its strengths and philanthropic opportunities; develop cooperative working relationships with the Dean, faculty, staff, students, administrators, and -alumni.
  • Steward current and past donors to the unit's programs, to assure ongoing involvement and increased -giving.
  • Work -as -a -positive -and -productive -member -of -the -UHF Development Team for the benefit of the entire University.
  • Work closely with constituents to ensure effective coordination of effort with their programs and activities in creating and implementing major and leadership gift prospect -strategies.
  • Assist with additional development functions as -assigned. EVALUATION The Director will meet annually with their supervisor to put in place a plan for the year. This plan will include numeric goals for each of the basic responsibility categories, as well as program and professional development goals. At the end of each year, the Director and their supervisor will review progress toward the annual goals. QUALIFICATIONS
    • Minimum -of -three -years -of -progressively -responsible -experience -in -a -non-profit -setting, -preferably -an -alumni, development, educational or membership organization, with proven success in developing major and/or leadership gift strategies, soliciting and closing gifts, and developing recommendations for stimulating interest in the organization's program. Bachelor's degree is -required;
    • Ability to communicate clearly and eloquently in written and spoken -form;
    • Ability to inspire and manage volunteers and -colleagues;
    • Ability to work with a diverse -community;
    • Ability to manage competing -projects;
    • Ability to meet deadlines and maintain -self-motivation;
    • Ability to manage and manipulate -databases;
    • Proficient in Word, Excel, -Outlook;
    • Experience in higher education a -plus;
    • Ability to work effectively in a large, complex, dynamic organization while balancing competing priorities;
    • Exemplify and live the values of UHF (accountability, excellence, integrity, service, teamwork and trust). WORKING CONDITIONS The Director will work primarily in an office environment and will need to sit or stand for extended periods while working at a computer, attending a meeting, or performing desk work for extended periods. Based at the University of Hawai'i at M--noa campus, the Director must have a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. The Director will need to work some weekends and evenings and be able to work to the demands of the position, which may exceed a 40-hour work week to fulfill the demands of the position. Must be able and willing to travel interisland or nationally upon request.

Keywords: University of Hawaii Foundation, Honolulu , Director of Development, Executive , Honolulu, Hawaii

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