Location: Franklin, MA Category: Administration/Staff Posted On: Fri Dec 7 2018 Job Description:
I. Job Summary
This position is responsible for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gift prospects for the College, including all associated events and activities. This individual will work closely with all elements of the Dean administrative and academic communities, to develop individually tailored strategies targeted to each prospect. Prospects will include alumni, parents, and friends. Position will also work with corporations and foundations to secure funding for the College. Position will play a key role with volunteer leadership boards, including Business Advisory Board, President's Parent Advisory Council, and Alumni Advisory Council.
II. Job Duties
Works closely, under the supervision of the Vice President and with the staff of Institutional Advancement, to develop and maintain a comprehensive prospect listing of all potential donors with gift potential above $1,000. Manages communication and outreach strategies to individual gift prospects. Develops individual prospect strategies;
Develops relationships with corporations. Solicit members of the Business Advisory Board. Manages the oversight of the sponsorship component of the Golf Tournament and Dean Leadership Institute, working closely with the Senior Management team, as well as other designated events/programs;
Responsible for the enhancement of strategic relationships with foundations that secure funding in support of College priorities. Will work with internal colleagues and consultants to create clear and compelling funding proposals;
Develops and implements strategies to identify and incorporate new donors for assigned campaigns;
Creates and manages presidential level gatherings for high-end prospects;
Frequent travels to meet with potential donors, corporations and foundations on behalf of the College;
Works with internal advisory boards to cultivate and solicit funding, including President's Parent Advisory Council, Business Advisory Board, Alumni Advisory Council;
Establishes, monitors, and manages goals for each area assigned and assumes responsibility for meeting those goals;
Participates in campus wide committees as required;
Makes presentations in public forums as needed;
Available to work on evenings and weekends;
Other duties as assigned.
A bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline required;
A minimum of five years of individual gifts experience, preference for experience within higher education or non-profit organization(s);
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Must demonstrate proven ability to achieve strong and trusting relationships with campus colleagues and key fundraising prospects;
Must have outstanding organizational skills and the ability to efficiently utilize time and resources in coordinating prospect visits;
The incumbent must hold superior writing skills with careful attention to every minor detail in all correspondence and communications;
Must ensure ethical and principle based standards and expectations;
Must be proficient with budgets, Microsoft Office, and fundraising software, Raisers Edge highly preferred;
Valid Driver's License;
Must participate in the College mission.
Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.
The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees and the College participates in the Federally-mandated E-Verify program.
The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.
The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
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The Dean College Athletics Department is a Provisional Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and the USCAA and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.
Internal Number: 105550
About Dean College
Dean College is a not-for-profit institution that is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Today, Dean serves over 1,200 full-time students and close to 200 part-time students, for a full enrollment close to 1,400 and more than 25,000 alumni. The College's future is based soundly upon its rich history of developing programs that meet the changing individual needs of students. Owning an endowment of over $37.5M, Dean emphasizes individual attention and prepares students for further studies or employment upon graduation. Dean's beautiful 100-acre campus is located only 30 miles from Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, RI, and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus.