The Sr. Director of Development directs and manages the identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of major individual, corporate, and foundation prospects in support of LMU's School of Education's (SOE) fundraising priorities as a fully integrated member of LMU's University Advancement team.
Embedded within SOE, the ideal candidate will have robust experience working in a donor-centric environment with deans, university leadership and faculty. In partnership with SOE and University Advancement leadership, will create and implement a comprehensive philanthropic plan to productively cultivate relationships with and compel investment in the mission and work of SOE from alumni, parents, friends, business and civic leaders. The Sr. Director coordinates efforts in all areas that support major gift fundraising and is expected to personally solicit and close major gifts of $100,000 or more in support of funding priorities. This position also provides support to the School of Education Board of Visitors.
LMU believes that diversity and excellence go hand-in-hand, therefore we seek to hire individuals who have a significant potential for cultural contribution in the workplace and a commitment to working effectively with colleagues and donors from diverse backgrounds.
Typically a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. Master's degree preferred. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Loyola Marymount University Expectations Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Promote and support an environment of diversity and inclusion. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.
Minimum seven to ten years of experience in development. Possess a track record that demonstrates solid fundraising results and success soliciting and closing major gifts. Experience should be in progressively responsible positions.
Demonstrated successful experience working with deans, college or unit leaders and boards comprised of prominent corporate and community volunteers and alumni.
Demonstrated ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects and personally ask and close gifts. Willingness to travel and work occasional weekend/evening hours.
Comfort working effectively with high-level donor prospects. Ability to effectively communicate the vision, values and mission of Loyola Marymount University, align donor intent with University priorities.
Ability to collaborate with colleagues across multiple areas to bring projects to successful completion.
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information.
Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
Demonstrated computer competency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint. Experience working with Ellucian or other comparable fundraising systems.
Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experiences, and beliefs to apply. Please read more about our commitments and our efforts at (https://resources.lmu.edu/officeofinterculturalaffairs/).
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.