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Director of Development and Annual Giving

Company: Naropa University
Location: Boulder
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Director of Development and Annual Giving Director of Development and Annual Giving
We are searching for an experienced Director of Development and Annual Giving at our 63rd St Operations facility. -
Position Title: Director of Development & Annual Giving
# of Positions to Fill: 1
Department/Program: Development 64000
Work Location Authorization: Hybrid On-Site/Remote
Campus Location: - 63rd St Operations
Reports to: Associate Vice President of Annual Giving
FLSA Classification: - Exempt/Salaried
Compensation: $78,847 - $90,674 DOE Job Summary
The Director of Development for Naropa University identifies, engages, cultivates, solicits, and stewards current and prospective donors in expanding their financial support of the work of Naropa University. This position is responsible for meeting an annual revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to Naropa University. As required, the Director, serves as an operational resource to less experienced team members to ensure consistent and effective implementation of donor development plans. The Director of Development also provides support with events and back-office duties as necessary.

This position will often be able to work remotely, but does require some onsite work as well.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

---Develops and executes ongoing strategy for qualifying donors to ensure retention, growth of donor contributions as well as recapture from previous donors.
---Works collaboratively with other departments and partners to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor/prospect.
---Manages an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects with intent to form deep relationships.
---Responsible for minimum annual fundraising goal tied to portfolio, including both renewable gifts and new incremental revenue.
---Develops donor management plans for entire portfolio resulting in strategic, knowledgeable and complex asks.
---Personally solicits assigned donor portfolio including preparation of personalized materials.
---Implements programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors at the $1,000 level or higher, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for Naropa University. -
---Works with Board members and other leadership volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward appropriate donors.
---Identifies potential planned giving prospects among assigned donors and develops strategies to meet the needs of the donor. Maintains current donor records in Raiser's Edge NXT following donor contacts.
---Develops ongoing relationships with major donors for the benefits of Naropa University.
---Accountable for cultivating relationships for individual fundraising, organizational fundraising or both as outlined below:
a)Individuals: Cultivates relationships with individual donors personally and by supporting volunteer leaders in peer-to-peer outreach, (if appropriate).
b)Organizations: Cultivates, solicits and stewards support from corporations and foundations to meet annual fundraising goals. -
c)This includes assisting corporations in achieving their goals in strengthening their brand, marketing, and employee engagement by being proficient at clearly articulating Naropa' s mission and programs, listening to corporations' needs and aligning programs to their interests, preparing grant proposals (supported by the contract grant writer), and engaging foundation staff and foundation board members to cultivate and solicit support for Naropa University. -
---This role carries out any additional assignments required to fulfill the mission of Naropa University. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. -
---It is the responsibility of all Naropa University staff members to treat all clients, volunteers, guests, and other employees in a courteous and respectful manner at all times while maintaining a cooperative atmosphere for everyone. It is expected that all development staff will work in an integrated and cooperative manner with the Alumnx office. Our Alumnx and current students are at the core of this community and it is expected we will interact with them in alignment with Naropa' s core values. - What Naropa Requires---

---All job candidates must hold a commitment to co-create a diverse and inclusive community and actively participate in related JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) professional development regarding the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the impact these have in the workplace.
---All job candidates must demonstrate their level of understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity.
---All job candidates must demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of and appreciation for the values of Naropa University and the capacity to demonstrate an integration and embodiment of these values as evidenced in work, communication, collaboration styles, and other general workplace behaviors.

Educational requirement:

---Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Liberal Arts, Cultural Studies, Business Administration, Non-Profit Management or a related field. Advanced degree highly desirable. -

Minimum length of prior applicable professional experience required:

---Minimum of five years of fundraising and/or sales experience for a non-profit organization or related experience, with demonstrated success with securing gifts of $50K.
---Proven experience in developing strategies for donor retention, growth and recapture, as well as proven success with complex requests. -
---Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies, audiences (and culturally diverse communities. -
---Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
---Working knowledge of systems: Microsoft 365 suite of applications preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g. Raiser's Edge, -
---A team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment and to ensuring the highest customer service orientation. -
---Requires frequent air and road travel, amount will vary depending upon the portfolio; may require some work during non-standard hours, sitting for long periods of time and driving a vehicle. -
---Must have a current valid driver's license and good driving record. -

May prior relevant experience substitute for degree? (If yes, please explain.) Yes.

If "Yes", describe experience and educational equivalents in the space below: Four years of applicable experience may substitute for Bachelor's degree, in addition to the stated minimum of five years of fundraising and/or sales experience. -

(PLEASE NOTE: each applicant's experience and demonstrated skills are assessed on a case-by-case basis as to their relevancy to the position applied for as well as whether they may substitute for required degree.)

Physical Requirements & Environmental Conditions

Maximum amount of weight employee must be able to lift/carry with orwithout reasonable accommodation(s):
Periodically up to 25 pounds During regular daily activities, employee must be able to do the following with or without reasonable accommodation: Stand, walk, sit, handle/finger, bend at the waist, reach above shoulder level. - During regular daily activities, employee may be exposed to thefollowing: Interruptions/distractions. - Supervision Received Administrative Supervision: The supervisor sets the overall objectives and resources available. Supervisor and employee, in consultation, develop deadlines, projects, and work to be done. The employee plans and carries out the assignment, resolves most of the conflicts, coordinates work with others and interprets policy on own initiative. The employee keeps the supervisor informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far-reaching implications. Naropa recognizes the following holidays throughout the year:-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
-Memorial Day
-Independence Day
-Labor Day
-Fall Break, 4th Thursday and Friday in November
-Winter Break, the last two weeks in December encompassing the Christmas holiday as well as New Year'sNaropa's health and welfare benefits include the following: medical, dental, vision, FSA, HSA, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment, an employer-sponsored pre-tax retirement savings plan, which includes up to 2.5% employer matching, and a variety of voluntary, employee-paid supplemental insurance plans.
A comprehensive benefits package is available to full-time employees who work a minimum of 30 hours each week. Employees who work 20 - 29 hours each week are eligible for only the employer-paid short-term & long-term disability, employer-paid life insurance & accidental death and dismemberment, and the retirement plan, which includes up to 2.5% employer matching.

Employees who work fewer than 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in Naropa's retirement plan only, which includes up to 2.5% employer matching.

All regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff, including student workers, accrue sick leave benefits. Full-time and part-time staff positions accrue vacation and personal time. All leave accrual rates vary based on the position, hours worked, and years of service.

The University recognizes the importance of including its employees in its organizational mission and values and welcomes employees into the classroom to "touch the magic." Specifically, regular employees are provided generous tuition remission opportunities for themselves and their family members.

Naropa University participates in the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP). CIC-TEP is a network of CIC colleges and universities willing to accept, tuition-free, students from families of full-time employees of other CIC participating institutions (full-time as designated by the employer/institution). Additional information can be found here: Naropa University's commitment to diversity aligns with its highest aspirations to apply contemplative inquiry and education to explore and embody the human qualities that facilitate collaboration to create a common humanity and a just society. Individuals who have experience with and a commitment to inclusive communities are encouraged to apply. EOE

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual and relationship violence. This law applies to all students, faculty, and staff.

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