Plans, directs and coordinates fund raising activities and provides strategic planning for a major unit/school of the organization. Activities will consist primarily of seeking major gifts from alumni, non-alumni individuals, corporations and foundations in support of students, faculty, programs, and facilities. Oversees the development process including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Builds relationships among prospective donors and volunteers to support programs and priorities; visits donors and prospects asking for contributions. Builds relationships with faculty and leadership to assist in presenting needs to prospective donors. Directs events or receptions to maintain current and cultivate potential donors. Develops short and long-term goals and objectives. Designs specific fundraising campaigns within identified framework. Interprets faculty needs internally and externally to request clearance, determine fundraising plan and increase support. Identifies foundation support and directs grant writing proposals. Aids faculty and staff in preparing proposals. Prepares supportive materials, reports, and plans. Plans and directs communication methodologies and oversees the development of written materials, videotapes, and informational workshops. Reviews and identifies need for brochure updates and changes. Coordinates public relations, the generation of departmental budgets, and publications/proposals. Assists in developing and interpreting priorities of deans and faculty, and represents concerns of staff to appropriate personnel. Supervises clerical and professional staff. Oversees and ensures timely correspondence and maintenance of files in order to keep donors and others informed. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree. Seven years experience in higher education, development, fund raising or equivalent experience in a non-profit institution. Effective written and oral presentation skills.
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Emory University in the search for a Senior Director of Development/Assistant or Associate Dean.
The Senior Director of Development/Assistant or Associate Dean will work with senior leadership to develop, fund, and implement a strategic plan for the Candler School of Theology. The Senior Director of Development/Assistant or Associate Dean will be a leader within the Division of Advancement and Alumni Engagement (AAE) and meet regularly with colleagues from across the university to set goals and collaborate on shared interests. The Senior Director of Development/Assistant or Associate Dean will supervise a team of advancement professionals and maintain an effective working relationship with the school’s Dean, staff of the Candler Advancement and Alumni Engagement program, AAE staff, staff and faculty of the Candler School of Theology, alumni, and friends of the university.
Candler educates faithful and creative leaders for the church’s ministries throughout the world. One of thirteen seminaries of The United Methodist Church, the school is grounded in the Christian faith and shaped by the Wesleyan tradition of evangelical piety, ecumenical openness, and social concern. Many of the greatest minds in theological education are on Candler’s faculty. They are passionate about engaging students; challenging and reframing theological and social thought; serving parishes, denominational bodies, and communities locally and around the world; and driving positive transformation in the church and society. Candler's students experience rigorous academics, extensive fieldwork, and intentional reflection–a combination offered by no other seminary. Candler's alumni live their call. Seventy percent are pastors in churches; others minister in colleges, hospitals, the military and social service organizations. They advocate for social change, educate others, and lead Christian agencies and denominational bodies.
The Senior Director of Development/Assistant or Associate Dean will be a member of the Dean's Council and will report jointly to the Assistant Vice President, Graduate Schools and Units and to the Mary Lee Hardin Willard Dean of Candler School of Theology, Jan Love.
The Senior Director of Development/Assistant or Associate Dean will
Candidate Qualifications and Qualities:
Emory University seeks a Senior Director of Development/Assistant or Associate Dean with
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