Emory University has retained
Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC
to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send ALL Resumes, Cover Letters, and confidential inquiries directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at
Emory College of Arts and Sciences (Emory College) is a diverse, exciting community of scholars and students from across the globe committed to a spirit of deep inquiry and intellectual challenge. Emory College currently offers more than 5,600 students a rare opportunity to experience both the sense of community that comes with a liberal arts college and the full resources of Emory University, a top-ranked private research university in an urban setting. With more than 50 departments and programs, 86 majors, and 63 minors, Emory University was ranked 21st among the nation’s top universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2019. Emory College of Arts and Sciences has raised $103 million since fiscal years 2014. Emory College of Arts and Sciences seeks an exceptional Executive Director of Development (EDoD) to lead, coordinate, and develop the strategy for the expansion of philanthropy for the College. The successful candidate will work closely with the Dean, Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Senior Director of Development (Emory College), the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement, the Emory College’s Dean’s Advisory Council, the Emory College Alumni Board, alumni, parents, high-level prospects, and esteemed faculty to increase philanthropic support for the College. While providing fundraising leadership to the College’s advancement and alumni engagement team of thirteen professionals, the EDoD will have the primary responsibility for leveraging major gifts ($100k+). The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record in identification, cultivation, solicitation, closure, and stewardship of six-, seven-, and eight-figure gifts in a higher education fundraising environment. The EDoD will be integral in the forethought, design, and implementation of the innovative fundraising initiatives for the College and the upcoming Emory University multi-billion dollar comprehensive campaign. The EDoD will have the demonstrated ability to motivate staff, maintain and promote best practices, engage participation from all levels, and generate excitement and energy for the mission and programs of the College. The successful candidate will provide inspired strategy and leadership to manage a comprehensive development operation, as well as a commitment to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, excellence, and diversity. Finally, the EDoD will contribute positively to the College’s culture in which passion for the mission, dedication to excellence, rapid-response service, collaboration, and mutual respect are guiding principles. Responsibilities include: + Leads the fundraising and alumni relations efforts for Emory College of Arts and Sciences. + Manages a staff of Major Gift officers, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving professionals. + Oversees all individual and planned gift activity, working in close coordination with the dean of Emory College. + Collaborates with the deans, department heads, and program directors to identify key initiatives for private funding and to build prospect tools around these initiatives. + Manages a portfolio of principal and major gift prospects. + Manages activities of volunteer leadership groups related to major gift activity. Facilitates partnerships with the Emory Alumni Association and Central Development Programs offices. + Directs planning for major donor functions, including donor recognition and stewardship events. + Develops and manages a budget. + Performs other related responsibilities as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: + A bachelor's degree and ten years of experience in higher education development. Significant experience in fundraising in a successful campaign with a minimum goal of $1 Billion is preferred. + Demonstrated success in major gift fundraising, and proven effectiveness in managing staff, including fundraisers and volunteers, is required. + Must possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, a collaborative work style, knowledge of fundraising systems, the ability and willingness to travel, and demonstrated ability in managing budgets. + Cover letter required for consideration PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS: + A Master's degree prefered
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