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Director of Development - LSU Law Center

Company: LSU Foundation
Date Posted: October 18, 2016

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Qualify prospective donors for portfolio
  • Create individual goals for each donor in the portfolio
  • Establish an engagement plan for each donor on the caseload that is focused on fulfilling the donor’s interests and passions, subsequently executing that plan and modifying it as circumstances change
  • Work with Law Center faculty and staff to secure project information for creating compelling giving opportunities (front-end) and reporting to donors on how their giving made a difference (back-end)
  • Utilize the donor database effectively to document progress with donors
  • Follow the policies and procedures to coordinate with fundraising agencies on campus
  • Interact and collaborate with colleagues and fellow team members on a regular basis
  • Assists in execution of various alumni events as part of stewardship and cultivation activities of the office
  • Attend events or meetings as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of five years of major gift fundraising and/or alumni relations experience

Preferred

  • A proven track record of soliciting and securing major gifts in a university environment
  • Familiarity with electronic university advancement databases

DESIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Collaboration: Works collegially with others within the organization, cooperating in both interpersonal and team relationships; fosters enthusiasm and maintains mutual trust, candor and respect.
  • Relationship Building: Develops, maintains, and strengthens relationships with others outside of the organization.
  • Timely Decision Making/Judgment: Demonstrates the ability to make judicious and effective decisions.
  • Adaptability: Responds to changing circumstances by being innovative and altering behavior to better fit different situations; successfully works with new colleagues; willing to be flexible; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Tenacity: Achieves a desired outcome in the face of setbacks, obstacles or challenging circumstances.
  • Critical Thinking: Practices objective rather than subjective modes of reasoning and action. Maintains perspective when assessing qualitative and quantitative information.
  • Effective Communication: Shares and receives information using clear oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Identifies and manages the emotions of self and the emotions of others.
  • Attention to Detail/Accuracy:  Focuses on paying attention to all details and aspects of a job or process to avoid substandard outputs.
  • Professionalism:  Thinks carefully about the likely effects on others of one’s words, actions, appearance, and mode of behavior.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate can anticipate approximately 50% of their time to be spent traveling. 

May supervise student workers as assigned.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The LSU Foundation wishes to fill this position quickly, but finding the right candidate is more important than the timeline, therefore the position will remain open until filled.

An offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory pre-employment background check. The LSU Foundation is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.

Our Mission

The LSU Foundation inspires and shepherds philanthropic giving to LSU and builds long-lasting relationships with donors who bring life to current and emerging university priorities. We support LSU in its quest to enhance the student experience, provide working capital to recruit and retain world-class faculty and staff, support life-changing research, and drive economic development. We are dedicated to stewarding each gift to maximize donors’ impact on making LSU one of the best universities in the world.