Date of Posting: 12/05/2018
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Organization: Rochester Institute of Technology
Position: Director Of Development
Salary Range (low): TBD
Salary Range (high): TBD

Description of Responsibilities:
Director of Development, University Development and Engagement
Development and Alumni Relations
Employment Category: Fulltime Staff
Job Function: Development and Alumni Relations
Wage Band: 120A

Detailed Job Description: The Director of Development works closely with the university senior administrators, department leadership and faculty to raise the necessary support for identified priorities. He/she manages a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects, creates fund raising strategies for all prospects, develops relationships with donors, solicits major gifts above the $100,000 level and coordinates effective donor stewardship. The Director cultivates relationships with alumni, parents and other friends and collaborates with the Planned Giving team and the Corporate and Foundation Relations team to encourage donors to support RIT initiatives. The Director of Development reports to the Senior Director of Development and works with the Institute-wide development team on behalf of RIT. The Director of Development is expected to work collaboratively and constantly seek ways to increase effectiveness and efficiency. Director of Development for the College of Science and for the College of Health Sciences and Technology. The Director of Development has responsibility for developing and executing the fundraising strategies for the specific campaign priorities in conjunction with the dean and faculty of the college and the associate provost and director and faculty of the institute. The College of Science was among the first colleges to offer undergraduates hands-on research work in the applications of science and mathematics. The College of Health Sciences and Technology is RIT's ninth and newest college and is part of the larger Institute of Health Sciences and Technology and the IHST Research Center and Outreach Center. CHST focuses on educating future healthcare professionals and applying new technologies in the health care delivery. Director of Development for Major Gifts and Scholarships. The Director of Development has responsibility for development and executing the fundraising strategies for campaign priorities related to broadly-based university programs with a special emphasis on general undergraduate scholarships and graduate aid. Fundraising for major gifts and scholarships helps to address the university's greatest needs and strategic initiatives necessary to fulfill the university's mission.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with donors
  • Create fund raising strategies for those prospects
  • Solicit gifts in the $100,000 -plus range and steward donors to the university
  • Work in collaboration with university staff to cultivate relationships

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to [email protected] RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov

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