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Date Posted: 8/15/16

Program Director, Academic Advancement (Engineering), University of Notre Dame

Job DescriptionThe Academic Advancement Director for the School of Engineering will serve as a liaison between the respective college/school and the University’s Development department. The employee will also serve as a member of the Dean’s senior leadership team. The scope of this individual’s responsibilities includes working with the Dean to understand the priorities and needs for funding and subsequently educate Development employees on such items. These priorities will direct the capital, endowed, and special fundraising activities for the college/school. The Director, through work with development employees, is charged with successfully identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects for leadership gifts (minimum $100,000) to the School of Engineering. The source of such funds should include individuals, planned giving prospects, corporations, foundations, and governmental support.

Duties & Responsibilities:
- Develop and implement annual strategic fundraising plan for the respective college/school:A) Participate in goal/strategy setting for the college/school. B) Develop annual strategic fundraising plan that focuses on gifts of $100,000 and above. The resulting annual fundraising plan should articulate key curricula objectives/goals, strategies and tactics, and a calendar of engagement activities. C) Meet with AVP for Development and Sr. Director for Academic Advancement to discuss goals and fundraising strategies. D) Serve as a product specialist to all Development field officers and assist in identifying prospects.

- Execute annual strategic college/school fundraising plan:A) Effectively communicate with the college/school leadership team and faculty as well as Development employees. Transfer information regarding the fundraising priorities. B) Engage the college/school dean in the development of fundraising strategies and conversations with prospects, when appropriate. C) Leverage the college/school dean’s travel schedule to strategically meet benefactors and high potential prospects. D) Strategically engage with Advisory Council members.E) Develop boilerplate proposals and engage with faculty members and benefaction prospects, when appropriate. F) Effectively communicate with internal and external constituents, including campus visits, building tours, etc.

- Engage with Dean’s leadership team and fundraising employees:A) Serve as part of the dean’s leadership team, including attendance at appropriate meetings and understanding of priorities and focus (the leadership team is engaged in various activities such as promotion, faculty/teaching/program/evaluation, salary setting, personnel issues which are not relevant to fundraising strategies); also note that there are different leadership teams within the college depending on the issues involved (academic matters, curricula, etc). B) Report to fundraising employees the programming/ research activities with funding implications.

- Advance emerging multidisciplinary projects and initiatives across the colleges and key academic/research units by assisting the Senior Director of Academic Advancement with the strategic planning process along with key project stakeholders including the Deans, Provost Office, Office of Research, Academic Advancement, Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and related faculty experts. This function includes coordinating multidisciplinary project teams, developing white papers/proposals, and executing key project deliverables.

Minimum Qualifications- Bachelor’s degree.- 5 to 6 years’ experience.- Understanding of the respective College/School discipline and curricula. - Experience and knowledge of philanthropic fundraising and record of success in fundraising. - Entrepreneurial experience in promoting needs and priorities. - Management and leadership experience with the demonstrated ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively. - Financial analysis, budgeting /control. - Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word and ability to learn internal systems programs. - Demonstrated strong verbal communication skills. - Significant business or educational development, marketing or sales experience. - Ability to develop relationships with leaders in a broad range of business and professional fields. - Integrity and professionalism. - Takes initiative, plans and prioritizes well in a multi-tasking environment. - Project management, attention to detail.- Must possess the ability to effectively work with senior foundation executives and program officers. - Demonstrated ability to develop/lead/executive successful multi-million dollar strategies in complex university/academic environments preferred. - Familiarity with and experience in a top-tier research university is preferred. - A result-oriented professional who works well in a team-setting is a must. - Must be willing to travel. Some evenings and weekends will be required.

Preferred Qualifications Master’s and/or Doctoral degree highly preferred.
Department Academic Advancement for Research (22003)

Family / Sub-FamilyExt/Int Relations / Academic Advance
Career Stream/LevelEIC 3 Specialist
Department Hiring Pay Range$85,617 - $114,154
Pay IDSemi-Monthly
FLSA StatusS1 - FT Exempt
Job Category Administrator/Professional
Job TypeFull-time

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Posting Detail InformationThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
Job Posting Date (Campus) 08/12/2016
Job Posting Date (Public) 08/12/2016
Job Closing Date 09/02/2016
Posting Type Open To All Applicants
Posting Number S16643

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