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Director of Development

Thursday, December 12, 2013  
Posted by: Human Resources
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Rockford University is experiencing one of the most vibrant periods in its 166 year history.

  • Gift and Grant Revenue has averaged $3.6 million over the last three fiscal years.
  • Since FY07, $7 million has been raised and used for the capital purchases of fixed assests.
  • Since FY09 we have seen an 8% net increase in undergraduate enrollment

Building on that momentum, we are looking for someone with demonstrated success to directly lead an active team that is focused on increasing our overall fundraising capacity, while identifying, developing and soliciting funding sources during a period of very specific and directed campaign activity.  You will report to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement who leads a 16 member team of Development, Alumni, Marketing and Communications professionals.  The opportunity for you to make significant fundamental change as well as receive recognition for your important contribution to the University's long-term future is high.



· Develop and provide direct oversight of a six-member alumni and development team that is engaged in a comprehensive and integrated plan that supports the ongoing identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals, foundations and corporations.

· Develop and implement a multi-channel communication plan that effectively delivers a compelling case for support, in order to advance the development and alumni programs.

· Work across the University to identify and meet funding needs with unrestricted and restricted giving through the Charter Fund (annual fund), Capital Campaigns, Endowment Building and Planned Giving.

· Maintain and solicit an active portfolio of up to 100 major or potential major donors.

· Create and execute a strategy to create a growing base of annual individual donors.

· Oversee a strategy of engagement through the use of organized special events.

· Coordinate and oversee research activities and help drive the proposal process for fundraising to individuals, foundations and corporations.

· Plan, lead, and manage all development projects, in a coordinated effort with peer directors within Institutional Advancement to achieve desired outcomes, while tracking and reporting on progress to senior managers and the Board of Trustees.



· BA (required), Masters (a plus)

· 5-plus years experience in development

· Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills

· Knowledge of Relational Data Bases



Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, resume and list of 3 references to:

Nichole Hoey, Human Resources






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