Director of Development - E. J. Ourso College of Business

<p>The LSU Foundation, in conjunction with the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, is seeking a mission-driven, experienced professional with exceptional fundraising abilities to serve as its Director of Development. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development in the college, the director will cultivate and solicit prospective donors with the potential to contribute major and principal gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the college, university, and foundation.</p>

Baton Rouge, LA

LSU Foundation

<p>The mission of the LSU Foundation is to inspire and shepherd philanthropic giving to LSU and build long-lasting relationships with donors who bring life to current and emerging university priorities. Its desire is to support LSU in its quest to enhance the student experience, provide working capital to recruit and retain world-class faculty and staff, support life- changing research, and drive economic development. The Foundation is dedicated to stewarding each gift to maximize donors&rsquo; impact on making LSU one of the best universities in the world.</p> http://www.lsufoundation.org/jobs

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Experienced Fundraiser

Overview: <p>The LSU Foundation, in conjunction with the E. J. Ourso College of Business, is seeking a mission-driven, experienced professional with exceptional fundraising abilities to serve as its Director of Development. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development in the college, the director will cultivate and solicit prospective donors with the potential to contribute major and principal gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the college, university, and foundation.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Maintains a portfolio of major gift prospects and ensures the dean is engaged with high level donors, prospective donors, and volunteers</li> <li>Works with the Advancement Services staff to track and plan identification of, cultivation of, and contact with donor prospects</li> <li>Works with department chairs and faculty as well as the college's advisory board on all philanthropic endeavors</li> <li>Engages volunteers and alumni regarding special projects and collaborative partnerships</li> <li>Assists in the communication and coordination of activities with fundraising agencies, including the LSU Foundation, LSU Alumni Association, Tiger Athletic Foundation offices, and outside parties</li> <li>Works collaboratively with colleagues across campus</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree from an accredited college or university and at least five years' experience of major gift work or nonprofit fundraising</li> <li>A proven track record of soliciting and securing major gifts</li> <li>Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills</li> <li>Strong verbal and written communication skills</li> <li>The ability to be independent and a self-starter</li> </ul>