Open executive Job in Academic & University Executive Director of Development, College of Business


Requisition Number: 153360

Position Number: 00001858

Department: Advancement Services Gen – 170000

Location: Denton

Is this an internal posting only? No

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm; Some evenings and weekends

Department Overview
The Division of Advancement pursues the mission to promote the University of North Texas through
inspiring the public to become involved with the growth and progress of the university.

The division accomplishes this by establishing and continuing mutually beneficial relationships that result in donations of time and
financial resources that supports and empowers the future leaders of our


The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent -
discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its
application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North
Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice,
file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Job Description
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 a Bachelor’s Degree in related field and at least ten
years of increasingly responsible leadership and/or management 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 ideal candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Management Experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants
must submit a cover letter, resume and references with their online application.

Is this a security sensitive position? Yes

Driving a University Vehicle? Yes

Job Open Date: 11-15-2017

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Pay Rate: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis: Monthly

Job Type: Full-time Permanent

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The University of North Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

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