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Director of Development or Senior Director of Development
Date Posted 04/16/2021
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Winona or Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is seeking a Director of Development or Senior Director of Development to be a results-driven major gifts fundraiser to secure philanthropic investment to support the University. This position will manage a portfolio of qualified major gift prospects by building relationships leading to timely cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The selected candidate can be based out of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis), Rochester, Winona, or the Chicago area.

The Director of Development will be responsible for meeting explicit performance objectives
regarding donors qualified for gifts of $50,000 and above. The Senior Director of Development
will be responsible for donors qualified for gifts of $100,000 and above.

•    Complete 200 personal face-to-face visits per year, of meaningful, strategic, personal
interactions with assigned prospects. 
•    Manage a major gift portfolio of prospects including identification, qualification,
cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major outright and planned gifts and travel as
needed in fulfillment of these duties.
•    Coordinate cultivation activities and solicitations with other University representatives, as
appropriate, including the president, senior staff, advancement professionals, key faculty,
and volunteers.
•    Maintain strategic cultivation plans for a focus group of assigned prospects who are
scheduled for solicitation within the coming 12-18-month period. Plans will project gift
amount, area of benefactor passion to support, as well as a step by step plan for
cultivation with a cultivation schedule. 
•    Provide timely, written reports regarding the outcome of cultivation and solicitation
actions in the form of contact reports, stage updates, and strategy statement updates and
revisions within Raisers Edge NXT.

Essential Skills and Abilities

The selected candidate will have the following skills and abilities:
•    Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while giving appropriate attention
to detail.
•    Ability to interact with varied constituencies in a collegial and professional
•    Proven ability to work independently and as well as with staff and volunteers.
•    Regular attendance is an essential job function to ensure teamwork and face-to-face interaction with faculty, staff, students, and alumni and friends of the University.
•    Demonstrate multicultural competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to
work with others who are culturally different in meaningful, relevant, and
productive ways. 
•    Travel required, including evenings and occasional weekends.
•    Ability to take advice and guidance in a positive and productive manner.

  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience

•    Bachelor’s degree required. Experience deemed equivalent and relevant
will also be considered.
•    Facility and proficiency with computer and development software (Raisers Edge NXT)
•    A career history of commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards
including confidentiality.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references
Application Review Date 05/17/2021
Starting Date
Contact Matt Musel, Director of Major and Planned Giving
Contact Email
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.