UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
Professional/Administrative Job Specification (5/99)
Job Title: Director, Development
Class Code: 123730
Plan, organize, manage and carry out the private sector fundraising program for a particular school or major gift function within the University.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as development officer for a particular school or top University priority. Develop plans and strategies for increasing private support.
Work with University administrators, Deans, faculty members, alumni, and patrons to identify, cultivate and solicit gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.
Prepare and coordinate the preparation of proposals, case statements, brochures and other written materials in support of fundraising objectives.
Plan and organize prospect identification and cultivation activities designed to strengthen major gift opportunities and generate increased support.
Develop promotional materials, maintain a computerized database, and coordinate stewardship programs related to targeted priorities.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Training and Skills
Master's degree in Marketing, Public Relations or related field. An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be substituted for the requirements noted.
Five years of successful fund-raising experience.
The intent of this document is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented.