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West Virginia University
Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences
Position: Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Reports to: Dean of the Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences (DCAFCS), with close coordination with the WVU Foundation
Requirements: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years experience in development. Preference will be given to candidates with greater experience in development; experience with agriculture, forestry, design and/or merchandising teaching programs in higher education; experience at a comprehensive university.
Basic Responsibilities: To lead and manage all aspects of a development program for the DCAFCS, using the College’s faculty, staff, alumni and other volunteers and donors as appropriate, and leveraging the resources and staff of the WVU Foundation to maximize the development program’s return
1. Manage all aspects of development program for the DCAFCS, including managing a comprehensive major gifts program to generate current gift revenue from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and deferred gift revenue from individuals.
2. Create and implement a comprehensive development plan, outlining goals and timeline.
3. Working with the DCAFCS faculty, staff and volunteers, and the appropriate personnel of the WVU Foundation, identify priorities for private support consistent with specific resource requirements of the College, establish and maintain operational goals, and define budgetary requirements for each development program activity.
4. Working with the DCAFCS faculty, staff and volunteers, and the appropriate personnel of the WVU Foundation, develop a program to identify potential donors, determining possible levels of support, and matching prospect interests with the priority needs of the College.
5. In close coordination with the WVU Foundation, develop and execute a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship plan.
6. In close coordination with the WVU Foundation, develop and execute a plan to generate annual gift revenue for the DCAFCS through direct mail, the Foundation’s Mountaineer Line, Mountaineer Mark, and Campus Campaign programs, and other opportunities as may develop.
7. Coordinate all development efforts with the WVU Foundation and comply with all Foundation reporting and accountability standards.
8. Develop and execute various special events to generate new prospects, or to generate revenue in support of defined prospects, coordinating with all appropriate offices across campus, and at the WVU Foundation.
9. Promote an array of alumni programs, networks and communications.
10. Will also work with faculty and College administrators to build and foster close relationships with College alumni.
1. Maintain a comprehensive working knowledge of the DCAFCS, including its mission and history, and current priorities assuring effective representation of all aspects of the College and its opportunities and priorities for private support.
2. Manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects, as defined by working with the WVU Foundation, from initial identification through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
3. Plan, schedule and complete frequent travel, some overnight, to make contact with prospects and donors in completion of portfolio management. The majority of travel is in WV and surrounding region, with occasional national travel.
4. Plan, organize and implement development strategies for all special or capital projects as appropriate.
5. Initiate and facilitate collegial relationships and open communications with other Foundation and University development staff, and other University and DCAFCS constituents in advancing the mission of the College.
6. Complete other duties as may be assigned from time-to-time by the College’s dean or designates in advancement of the College’s development missions.
Applications: Candidates should submit a letter of application and a current resume. Three letters of reference should be sent to: DCAFCS Search Committee, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences, PO Box 6108, Morgantown, WV 26506-6108. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.
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