Advancement Director
Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA

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The College of Fine Arts (CFA) at Carnegie Mellon University seeks three energetic and entrepreneurial individuals to serve as advancement directors for the college†s five schools (Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music), BXA (intercollege degree programs), the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (FRSCI) and the Miller Gallery. Each advancement director will work closely with a subset of units within the college: 1) Architecture, Design, FRSCI, 2) Drama and Music, and 3) Art, Miller Gallery, BXA. These individuals will collectively (and in consultation with the dean and university advancement staff) conceptualize and implement strategies and tactics for building the donor base and charitable giving through increased individual, corporate, government and foundation support. These individuals will be responsible for achieving a total (college wide) annual income goal of, currently, $4.1 million in gifts and private support, with a serious mandate to grow.Position Responsibilities
•With the dean, this team of development directors will chart short and long-term trajectories for development initiatives: evaluate current programs and strategies, develop short and long-term initiatives and objectives, and determine yearly budget targets with the objective of increasing contributed income to the college and its units.
•Develop strategy for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors.
•Supervise the research, writing, and submission of grants proposals and applications.
•Identify and solicit corporate gift and partnership opportunities.
•In coordination with the marketing staff, develop a communications strategy for the development function; develop messaging and language; supervise design and layout of materials; and determine media and methods, including print and the Internet.
•Oversee coordination of fundraising events and additional events in support of fundraising.

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