Director of Development
Southern University and A&M College System - Baton Rouge, LA

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The Director of Development will design and implement fundraising plans to generate support for university-wide priorities as well as assist the fundraising efforts. The Director will maintain an aggressive schedule of contact with individuals, corporate and foundation representatives, keep detailed records of solicitation activities, and interpret corporate and foundation interests to university constituencies. The Director of Development will interact with offices throughout the university to leverage diverse corporate and foundation connections into coordinated university-wide strategies.

A Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree desired. A minimum of five (5) years related experience at a corporation, foundation, and/or nonprofit organization is required. Also required is a thorough knowledge of development practices and principles; effective communication skills (written, verbal, and listening); excellent organization, public relations, and human relations skills; proficient computer skills to include word processing and spreadsheets; ability to travel and work some nights
and weekends. The successful applicant will be a disciplined self-starter who regularly sets and achieves work goals.

Individuals interested in being considered for the position should send (1) a letter of application; (2) a resume’ clearly outlining their educational background and experience related to the requirements of the position; and (3) three reference letters to:

Office of Human Resources
ATTN : Director of Development
J.S. Clark Hall Annex, 1st Floor
Southern University System
Baton Rouge, LA 70813

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Criminal background check and reference verification is required.