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Senior Director of Development

Company: LSU Foundation
Date Posted: December 9, 2017

The LSU Foundation, in conjunction with the E. J. Ourso College of Business, is seeking a mission-driven, experienced professional with exceptional fundraising abilities to serve as Senior Director of Development. Reporting jointly to the Dean of the college and Assistant Vice President of Development at the LSU Foundation, the Senior Director will build and manage a dynamic team of development professionals and cultivate and solicit prospect donors with the potential to contribute major gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the college, university, and Foundation.For the motivated development professional, the E. J. Ourso College offers an unparalleled experience. Working in state of the art facilities, collegial collaboration is paramount toward the goal of securing major and transformational gifts for the state's flagship campus. The E. J. Ourso College leadership fosters and mentors talented individuals with a thirst for excellence and a desire to unite donor passion and philanthropic intent with college priorities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages the overall strategic vision of the development office
  • Maintains a portfolio of major gift prospects and ensures the dean is engaged with high-level donors, prospective donors, and volunteers
  • Coordinates development activities and strategies with prospect management, research, communications, and donor relations
  • Oversees the management and recordkeeping of the college's fundraising effort, including campaign planning and financial reporting
  • Manages and supervises the development team
  • 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
  • Advise, guide, prepare, and debrief academic and volunteer leaders in carrying out their development responsibilities
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues across campus
  • Attends events/meetings with volunteers and staff as needed
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and at least seven years of experience in major gift work or nonprofit fundraising
  • A proven track record of securing major gifts and meeting fundraising goals
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills with a sensitivity to high-net worth audiences
  • Impeccable writing, presentation skills, and use of communications and data technologies
  • An appreciation for and understanding of diverse audiences and communities