UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
Professional/Administrative Job Specification (?/97)
Job Title: Director of Major Gifts
Job Code: 000161
This position will report directly to the Associate Vice President for Development, and work closely with the Vice President for University Advancement, and other top level university administrators and development officers to organize and implement a proactive major gift program focused on the School’s top initiatives. This position must able to work well with various constituencies including alumni, staff, volunteers, community leaders, and donors.
Duties and Responsibilities
Identify, cultivate, and solicit individuals, corporations, and foundations for major gifts in support of the School’s highest initiatives.
Work with the Associate Vice President for Development, the Vice President for University Advancement and the Dean of the School, other administrators, department heads, faculty, volunteers, and other development officers on fundraising projects.
Assist with events and other development activities to assure cultivation of major donors and prospects is ongoing and comprehensive.
Prepare proposals, case statements, and brochures in support of specific university fund raising projects. Assist in scheduling and coordination of activities for volunteer fund raising efforts.
Work with staff and other development officers on Belknap and HSC campuses as appropriate to ensure the major donors’ giving opportunities are closely aligned with their interests.
Knowledge, Training and Skills
Master's degree in a related field.
Five years of related experience. Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements.
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.