Director of Development

The LSU Foundation, in conjunction with the LSU College of Science, is seeking a mission-driven, experienced professional with exceptional fundraising abilities to serve as its Director of Development.

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>

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Overview: <p>Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, this position is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects with the capacity to make a financial commitment in the form of a major gift or bequest.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Qualify prospective donors for portfolio</li> <li>Create individual goals for each donor in the portfolio</li> <li>Establish an engagement plan for each donor on the caseload that is focused on fulfilling the donor&rsquo;s interests and passions, subsequently executing that plan and modifying it as circumstances change</li> <li>Work with college faculty and staff to secure project information for creating compelling giving opportunities (front-end) and reporting to donors on how their giving made a difference (back-end)</li> <li>Utilize the donor database effectively to document progress with donors</li> <li>Follow the policies and procedures to coordinate appropriately with all fundraising agencies on campus</li> <li>Interact and collaborate with colleagues and fellow team members on a regular basis</li> <li>Attend events or meetings as needed and performs other duties as assigned</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree from an accredited college or university</li> <li>A minimum of three years of major gift fundraising experience</li> <li>A proven track record of soliciting and securing major gifts</li> <li>Familiarity with electronic university advancement databases</li> <li>Experience working in a university environment</li> <li>Exceptional written and oral communicative skills</li> <li>The ability to self-motivate and work independently</li> <li>Attentiveness to detail</li> <li>Sensitivity to the need of diverse constituencies</li> <li>A team player with a goal-oriented approach to work</li> <li>Strong organizational and time management skills</li> <li>The ability to represent the organization in a professional, positive, manner</li> <li>The successful candidate can anticipate approximately 50% of their time to be spent traveling.&nbsp;</li> </ul>