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Executive Director of Development - College of Business at University of North Texas in Denton, TX

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The University of North Texas seeks an experienced, highly motivated, goal-oriented and energetic fundraiser with a proven track record of closing annual and major gifts and exceeding measurable performance goals.

The Exec. Director of Development will join a division with dynamic and visionary leadership focused on advancing a donor-centric mission and building a vibrant team who will enthusiastically and strategically increase philanthropy and accelerate current momentum to propel the university's tremendous potential to new heights.

We are seeking a professional with a highly cooperative spirit, strong communication and relationship-building skills, a forward thinking approach, the ability to relate to multiple constituencies and to represent the University with tact, diplomacy and passion. The successful candidate will be able to convey enthusiasm for the mission and role of the College of Business and will, upon employment, work with the Dean to be able to convey detailed knowledge and passion about the college's work in accounting, logistics, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, real estate, business integrated studies, and other areas.

The Exec. Director of Development leads the development team for the College of Business and works in consultation and in close coordination with the Dean to design and implement a comprehensive development program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors for major gifts in support of college priorities.

The Exec. Director works in a collegial and supportive manner with colleagues and donors to maximize giving to the university and coordinates with UNT's annual giving, corporate and foundation relations and planned giving units. The Exec. Director collaborates with UNT's advancement services, donor relations and communications teams to implement effective recognition and messaging.

The position reports to the Associate Vice President for Development and serves as the direct supervisor for members of the College of Business development team.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

* Develop and implement an annual strategic plan including determining fundraising objectives and unit goals.
* Solicit and successfully close major gifts.
* Identify and qualify prospects with the goal of building and maintaining a prospect portfolio of a minimum of 100 active prospects.
* Plan, design and implement prospect and solicitation strategies in support of college priorities.
* Develop proposals and serve as lead solicitor for College of Business major gift solicitations to individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations.
* Establish and cultivate cross-campus partnerships to identify, engage and solicit prospects for multi-disciplinary UNT initiatives.
* Collaborate with colleagues across the university to fulfill donor goals and objectives and to implement appropriate stewardship and recognition.
* Participate in and support any special project fundraising for university priorities as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Development.Minimum Qualifications The successful candidate will possess aBachelor's Degree in related field and at least eight (8) years of increasingly responsible leadership and/or management experience or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

* Understand key global and local issues effecting higher education.
* Strong knowledge of tax law changes.
* Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
* Experience in effectively planning, analyzing, and coordinating activities.
* Ability to work effectively in a team and with many diverse constituencies.
* Experience in developing, implementing and monitoring strategic plans.
* Demonstrated success in executing fundraising activities, identifying prospects, developing strong relationships, cultivating support and stewarding gifts.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills.
* Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor information.
Preferred Qualifications The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Master's Degree.
* Management Experience.

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