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Director of Development
Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey
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Date Posted 05/06/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Montclair State University is seeking an experienced frontline fundraiser to serve in the role of Director of Development. The ideal candidate should be a proven relationship builder, an effective communicator, and a performance-oriented manager. The Director organizes, plans, and executes a development strategy and fundraising program to secure major gift support from alumni, friends, business leaders, and other constituents.


    • Under the supervision, direction and guidance of the Assistant Vice President for Major Gifts and Development Leadership, the Director will structure, lead, manage and oversee all development activities for the assigned college, school, unit and/or combination thereof.

    • In fulfilling this role and the related responsibilities, the Director will collaborate with the assigned Dean, Director, and/or senior administrator to identify, cultivate, solicit and close major gifts of $25,000 or more.

    • The Director will oversee, manage and maintain an active moves management process with a portfolio of 125+ major gift prospects.

    • In addition, the Director will work closely with the University Development team to achieve the University’s goals and objectives in the areas of Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Annual Giving, Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications, Advancement Services, Donor Relations, and Endowment Management.

    • The Director should have a comprehensive track record of substantial fundraising accomplishments along with a consistent history of value-added success while working within a team environment.

    • Working with the Assistant Vice President for Major Gifts and Development Leadership and the Dean/Director of the assigned college or school, the Director will serve a key role in conveying a clear sense of focus, competency and credibility to those who invest in and support the University’s mission, students, programs, and other activities.

    • To ensure the success of the University’s fundraising program activities, the Director will be expected to perform other duties as may be assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Major Gifts and Development Leadership; the Associate Vice President for Development; and/or the Vice President for University Development.

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