Director of Development
Claremont Graduate University - Claremont, CA

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School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Information Systems and Technology

Claremont Graduate University is accepting job applications for the position of Director of Development for the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Information Systems and Technology. Claremont Graduate University seeks an individual who will create, manage, and execute a sustainable development program to fulfill the Schools' and the university's academic mission and priorities.

The ideal candidate must be a person of unimpeachable integrity and have an enthusiasm for working in, and raising resources for, a graduate research environment. He/she should have demonstrated experience raising money for mathematics, science, and technology programs. His /her work must be characterized by prodigious personal energy and a deep commitment to the ideals of higher education and the mission of Claremont Graduate University. The candidate should also have an appreciation for the mission of the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Information Systems and Technology. He/she will have a passion for engaging alumni with the life and future of their alma mater.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Director of Development will work closely with the Deans of the Schools and the institution's executive, academic, and volunteer leadership. Key to this effort will be the ability to effectively interact with the board of visitors, the deans, faculty, alumni and staff to ensure an efficient and effective fundraising effort.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
  • Successfully manage a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects.
  • Personally identify, cultivate, and solicit potential donors at all levels, including individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Staff and support the Deans and the Board of Visitors in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift donors (gifts of $25,000 and more).
  • Manage the schools' Board of Visitors creating opportunities for involvement in the school by alumni and friends.
  • Involve school faculty in the development program coordinating their activities and directing their efforts.
  • Prepare philanthropic proposals and reports as necessary.
  • Assist with drafting publicity materials for university publications.
  • Complete periodic progress reports as requested by the Vice President and the Assistant Vice President.
  • Represent the university with integrity and poise.
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree required; advanced degree preferred, with at least one degree in mathematics, computing, or information systems and technology.
  • 3-5 years experience working in the educational, non-profit or corporate environment in a fundraising capacity.
  • Proven track record and significant experience in the areas of advancement and development specifically, and the ability to cultivate and solicit significant gifts.
  • Strong management, leadership, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent written/verbal communications skills.
  • Outstanding ability to use data to make and implement strategic decisions.
  • Integrity, self-confidence, decisiveness, diplomacy, passion, and intellectual curiosity.
Claremont Graduate University is the only private extensive all-graduate university in the nation. The University is part of the Claremont Colleges, a unique consortium of seven distinguished academic institutions, including Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pomona College, Pitzer College, Scripps College, Claremont Graduate University, and the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences. The Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of 6,000 students. Each institution is autonomous, with its own students, faculty, administration, academic specialties, and educational philosophy. The Colleges have a common library and share several other major facilities; the campuses are adjoining. The common resources provide students and faculty of the small individual institutions with the resources and advantages of a mid-size university. A comfortable college town of 35,000 residents, Claremont is nestled at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

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