Senior Director of Development – School of Pharmacy
Virginia Commonwealth University
December 20, 2017
Full Time - Experienced
Virginia Commonwealth University, set in the heart of the capital city of Virginia, is an urban, research I extensive institution with 32,000 students and a richly diverse university community with an academic medical center. The Senior Director of Development is the lead professional responsible for all fundraising in the School of Pharmacy. The Senior Director of Development will serve as the expert on best practices for major gift fundraising, volunteer management, and stewardship.
Organizing and implementing the fund raising efforts, with a focus on major gift activity and maximizing fundraising from donor networks
Managing a portfolio of approximately 125-150 prospects
Designing and measure annual and long-range fundraising plan tied to the strategic needs of the school
Integrating the dean, faculty, students and alumni into development activities where most appropriate and effective
Ensuring the accurate documentation of major gift solicitation plans and activities in the university’s prospect management system
Supervising, directing, motivating, and evaluating any development support staff in order to assure consistency, quality, and quantity of work performed, if applicable
Auditing internal operations in order to develop standardized procedures in keeping with university policies
Coordinating the composing, editing, and publishing of fundraising reports
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Application Process: Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three professional references via VCU eJobs at https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/70463
Requirements: An advanced degree is required or Philanthropic work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree. In addition, a minimum of ten years’ experience in fundraising, public relations, marketing or a related field, or seven years of progressively responsible fundraising experience in higher education or health care. Other qualifications include:
Demonstrated experience in facilitating principle and major gifts above the $1M level
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
Demonstrated success in fundraising
Capacity to fundraise in diverse demographic, social, and geological populations
Working knowledge of tax laws affecting charitable giving
Virginia Commonwealth University is a premier urban, public research university focused on academic success. VCU enrolls more than 32,000 students in 13 schools and one college, offering 64 bachelor’s, 74 master’s, 40 doctoral, and three first-professional degree programs and 41 post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificate programs. VCU’s strategic plan, Quest for Distinction, embraces the un...iversity’s vision as a premier urban, public research university focused on student success. The plan provides a strategic framework for capitalizing on the outstanding assets that form the VCU experience. Recognized as a community-engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation, VCU is one of only 40 institutions nationwide to receive Carnegie designations as a Research University with Very High Research Activity and Community Engaged and is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.