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Senior Director of Development

Company: LSU Foundation
Date Posted: October 18, 2016

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

  • Develop, implement, and manage the overall strategic vision for development in agriculture.
  • Maintain a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects and ensure that the Vice President is engaged with high-level donors, prospective donors, corporate and clientele leaders, and volunteers.
  • Provide leadership to other development professionals working under the umbrella of the Vice President for Agriculture.
  • Work closely with the leadership in the College of Agriculture (COA), the LSU Agricultural Center, and the Chancellor’s Advisory Council to advance the development function.
  • Work closely with staff of the LSU Foundation, including Corporate and Foundation Relations, and utilize the expertise available through the Foundation.
  • Work with administrators, faculty and staff to track and plan the identification of, cultivation of and contact with donor prospects.
  • Provide guidance and coordination on all philanthropic endeavors.
  • Oversee the preparation of selected grants and grant proposals (non-federal) and ensure proper execution and delivery.
  • Assist with the management and record-keeping of Foundation fundraising, including campaign planning and financial reporting.

MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruit and engage volunteers, clientele, alumni and friends on special projects and collaborative partnerships.
  • Assist in the communication and coordination of activities with fundraising agencies internally and externally.
  • Attend events or meetings as needed.
  • Complete projects/reports as requested by the Vice President for Agriculture and Vice President of Development.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of seven years of major gift fundraising experience
  • Related administrative/management experience

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in an agricultural or university environment
  • The ability to self-motivate and work independently
  • Attentiveness to detail
  • Sensitivity to the needs of diverse constituencies
  • A team player with a goal-oriented approach to work
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • The ability to represent the organization in a professional, positive manner

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervises development team within the College of Agriculture and Agricultural Center

WORK ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • May be required to work extended workdays, evenings and weekends
  • Travel is required as necessary