ST. AUGUSTINE COLLEGE-Director of Development in Illinois

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Job Purpose:
The Director of Development reports to the President and is responsible for managing and implementing a comprehensive institutional advancement program designed to promote and foster a continuing interest in the College.
May include any and/or all of the following:

  1. Supervise and coordinate the ongoing activities of annual giving, major gifts, planned/deferred giving, capital campaigns, alumni relations, corporate and foundation relations, and coordination of grant development processes. 
  1. Prepare reports, make presentations, and analyze possible directions for the OIA at the College and to facilitate administrative and board decisions.
  2. Promote and expand  the College’s donor base, assuring  the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of philanthropic support; building sustainable and enduring relationships with corporations, foundations and individuals including alumni, their families,  faculty, staff, and other key personnel.
  3. Expand and maintain an up-to-date donor database to facilitate more productive contact.
  4. Develop fundraising strategies and methods or activities to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors.
  5. Coordinate with internal department heads ( IT, marketing, deans/directors, and other key personnel) to achieve successful fundraising; nurtures culture of philanthropic support.
  6. Participates in committees, boards, and meetings; travels locally, and out-of-town as necessary. 
  7. Supports the President in government relations.
  8. Other duties as apparent or assigned by the President.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal/human relations skills with a keen ability to:  maintain external donor relationships with significant and influential individuals, maintain professional relationships with the Board of Trustees, donors, the surrounding community, and staff; coordinate and collaborate effectively with other internal College departments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish (preferred).
  • Familiar with online and offline marketing techniques.
  • Familiar with computer, software programs, and their use in donor marketing, database development, and stewardship building. 

General Requirements:

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Reads and responds to internal email communication as appropriate using business format and business etiquette.
  • Maintains high confidentiality regarding donor information.  

Additional Leadership Requirements for Managers:

  • Effectively accomplishes work through others; inspires confidence, provides clear direction, communicates constructive feedback; recognizes and resolves problems.
  • Recognizes and develops skills and abilities of other staff or students in order to promote professional development and to meet departmental objectives; plans and assigns work effectively.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and experience equivalent to:

  • Bachelor's degree; Master’s preferred.
  • Three (3) years of advancement experience preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish (preferred)
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite and fundraising and development software.
  • Ability to work flexible office hours.

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Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement

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