Director of Development

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Director of Development
Working Title Director of Development
Department 900000-Foundation
Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 999750
Classification CJS15
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must submit a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position, resume, and 3 professional references. UCM application for employment required. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered. A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check. Review of completed applications will begin December 4, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Multiple positions available.

Working hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Professional Hours
Some nights and weekends

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 11/17/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

A Director of Development is responsible for being a productive fundraising professional and excellent ambassador of the University of Central Missouri. A Director of Development:
Develops long-term relationships for UCM with alumni and other individuals who have the financial capacity and desire to make major gifts, leadership annual gifts, and planned gifts.
Solicits and secures philanthropic contributions in support of UCM, including student scholarships, academic programs, library, intercollegiate athletics, the arts, buildings and facilities, endowed faculty chairs and professorships, etc.
Meets fundraising financial and productivity goals.
Travels at least 35% time, mostly in the Kansas City area, Warrensburg area, and other areas of Missouri where the majority of UCM’s 100,000 alumni reside. In addition, the Director of Development travels to other assigned U.S. states to meet with major donors and prospects.
Regularly contacts assigned donors and prospects.
Helps provide stewardship of assigned donors and their gifts.
Provides liaison to an assigned UCM college, program, special project campaign, etc. Shares information about the assigned unit/project with other development and alumni staff.
Updates the alumni and donor computer records system with contact reports, gift solicitations/proposals, and other information.

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Engaging: Immersive learning experience through purposeful involvement of employees and students.
Cumulative: Aggregating multiple points of learning to broaden and deepen education.
Passionate: Encouraging employees and students to find his or her sense of purpose.
Confident: Embracing change and the new opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.
Enterprising: Creating new ways for all students and employees to engage in their education and jobs.
Caring: Acting on the needs and welfare of our people and the community.

Education & Formal Training Bachelor's degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

Bachelor’s degree in any field of study required.
Master’s degree in Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Not-for-Profit Management, Communications or Related Field preferred.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Spreadsheet

Minimum of five years of work experience in full-time position(s).
Preferred: At least three years of successful experience in fundraising, sales, public relations, communications, etc.
Preferred: Experience traveling regionally and nationally.
We are seeking individuals to join the UCM University Advancement team who can demonstrate successful experience and attributes including:
 Ability to solicit and close major gifts and pledges (gift amounts of five, six, and seven figures)
 Ability to effectively present a compelling case for support and persuade individuals to make charitable contributions in support of the university
 Friendly personality
 Professional presence and appearance
 Excellent conversation skills
 Enjoys travel
 Enjoys calling and meeting new people
 Trustworthy and reliable
 Excellent verbal and writing skills
 Well organized and attentive to detail
 Timely in following up with donors and prospects
 Works well with others and is a team player

Other Experience
Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position: Criminal History check, Driver's license
Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Must meet bonding requirements

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Budget-related skills, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.
Strong Organizational Skills
Ability to work independently.
Demonstrated high level customer/client service and response.
Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.
Ability to professional, tactful and diplomatic.
Ability to learn, explain and maintain current knowledge of Foundation fundraising policies.

Specify sensory abilities:
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Other Physical & Environmental Factors
Lifting weight
Special Working Conditions: Travel required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions
Other Special Working Conditions

Requires some nights and weekends.

Ability to Keyboard No keyboarding test required.
Special Qualifications:
Other Special Qualifications

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents