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Senior Director of Development

Company: LSU Foundation
Date Posted: March 20, 2017

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manages the overall strategic vision of the development office; manages and coaches development officers toward strategic major gift activity
  • Maintains a portfolio of major gift prospects and ensures the dean(s) is engaged with high-level donors, prospective donors, and volunteers
  • Works with the Advancement Services staff to track and plan identification of, cultivation of, and contact with donor prospects
  • Collaborates with the Corporate and Foundation Relations office
  • Assists with the management and recordkeeping of the college’s fundraising effort, including campaign planning and financial reporting
  • Assists in the communication and coordination of activities with fundraising agencies, including the LSU Foundation, LSU Alumni Association, Tiger Athletic Foundation offices, and outside parties


Marginal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attends events or meetings with volunteers and staff as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Knowledge and Skill Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least five years’ experience of major gift work or nonprofit fundraising
  • Proven track record of identifying, cultivations, soliciting and closing high level gifts from individuals. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to be independent and a self-starter
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Preferred Knowledge and Skill Qualifications:

  • Significant managerial experience
  • Proven track record of soliciting and securing major gifts of $100K and greater
  • Familiarity with electronic university advancement databases
  • Ability to collaborate with an academic dean or executive director to achieve fundraising goals
  • Experience working with an advisory board and volunteers
  • Experience working in a university environment


Work Environment Requirements:

  • May be required to occasionally work extended workdays, evenings, or weekends

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