Senior Director of DevelopmentCompany: 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
- 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