Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Director of Development for the Rutgers Business School. This position reports to the Senior Director of Development for Rutgers Business School, and works in conjunction with the Dean of Rutgers Business School and the Vice Chancellor of Development for the Newark Campus. The Director of Development is responsible for securing major gifts for Rutgers Business School in order to meet short and long term fundraising objectives for the school, including the successful completion of the unit’s capital campaign. Completes work independently with broadly defined work objectives and limited review of overall results. Performs professional work that requires specialized to general knowledge of fundraising, planned giving, volunteer management, event/program implementation, public relations, and marketing principles and practices, and a solid understanding, use, and application of concepts, theories, principles, practices, and terminology.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Designs individualized cultivation and solicitation strategies for identified major prospects.
Makes qualified and unqualified contacts, cultivates relationships with potential donors, and solicits gifts (Capable of doing so with minimal oversight).
Stewards gifts, implements gift specifications, and manages donor recognition programs such as the Rutgers Business School’s annual scholarship event.
Prepares and guides the senior Director of Development and the Dean of RBS with the information needed to solicit funding from donors.
Cultivates corporations or foundations where appropriate, works closely with the department of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the Rutgers Foundation.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, public relations, communication, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of fundraising, planned giving, development, philanthropy, public relations, and event execution.
Also requires a minimum of five years relevant experience in a fundraising, promotions/event planning, public relations, or marketing function.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent communication, persuasion, and diplomatic skills
Computer literacy to include industry standard software
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be willing to travel, when necessary, to sites throughout New Jersey for business demands.
Ability to work beyond normal business hours and/or on weekends as needs require, and the flexibility to travel out-of town, sometimes at short notice and occasionally for extended periods.
An advanced degree is preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Ability to travel for business purposes
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 19ST1556
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 85284
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.