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Director of Philanthropy - Individual Gifts

Company: Kettering University
Date Posted: June 13, 2018

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree required; 
-Minimum 3 years of proven major gift fundraising experience and a successful track record in gift solicitation and closures.
-Disciplined self-starter who regularly sets and achieves work goals; 
-Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and networking skills with large groups as well as individuals;
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; 
-Ability to work well in a small team environment; 
-Knowledge of STEM in higher education;
-Must be willing to travel out-of-state and work irregular hours as needed.

Understanding and commitment to Kettering University Values
a. RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity partnerships with students.
b. INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency and ethics.
c. CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation.
d. COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners.
e. EXCELLENCE: in all we do.

Job Duties:

-Oversee a portfolio of existing individual donors and identify new prospective donors to cultivate, solicit, and steward. Cultivate existing individual donors and encourage renewal and increased donor support. Collaborate with other staff on rating, solicitation and stewardship strategies.

-Participate in planning and staffing fundraising and friend raising events.

-Support the overall work of the University Advancement office including Alumni Engagement, Special Events, Corporate and Foundation Giving, and External Relations.

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