Executive Director - University Advancement
Company: Tufts University
Posted on: January 9, 2022
Job Description - Executive Director - University Advancement
(21002035) Job Description Executive Director - University
Advancement - ( 21002035 ) Description Tufts University Advancement
division seeks a dynamic, experienced Development professional to
serve as an Executive Director, University Advancement with a focus
on health sciences and corporate and foundation relations. The
Tufts University Advancement Division (UA) is a development and
alumni relations enterprise with approximately 200 full-time
employees. Units within UA include development/fundraising, alumni
engagement, donor relations and stewardship, special events, gift
processing, research and prospect management, and information
systems and management. UA's mission is to build strong, lifelong
relationships with Tufts University's constituents, match donors'
interests with the University's needs and priorities, and secure
the financial resources necessary for Tufts to achieve excellence
in teaching, research, and scholarship. The Division is strongly
committed to serving the academic agenda of the University,
creating a culture of philanthropy in the extended Tufts community,
and pursuing excellence and best practices in its work. Integrity,
collegiality, diversity, accountability, mutual trust, and respect
for the individual as well as the intentions of our donors are the
values that guide the Division's work. Reporting to the Vice
President for Development, the Executive Director of University
Advancement is a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT). The
Executive Director directly oversee the development and alumni
engagement functions for the health sciences professional schools
and corporate and foundation relations. They will work in close
partnership with the VP and other members of the SMT to
successfully undertake the strategic planning, design, and
implementation of all fundraising and alumni engagement programs
and initiatives, helping to ensure the alignment of the Division's
goals, objectives, and resources with the strategic and academic
priorities of the University. - Qualifications Minimum
- Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through a bachelor's
degree and 10+ years of experience.
- Successful track record in a management/leadership role in
philanthropy, preferably in a higher education environment.
Experience working in a complex organizational environment with
- Strong knowledge of institutional advancement enterprise with a
deep understanding of major gift and annual giving strategies.
- Expert relationship building skills, with a demonstrated
ability to build a culture of trust and develop effective teams
that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common
- Superior communication and interpersonal skills with proven
- Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills.
- Demonstrated experience leading, motivating and assessing high
- Significant experience identifying, cultivating and soliciting
individual and organizational prospects.
- Demonstrated success in closing leadership and seven figure
principal gifts. An employee in this position must complete all
appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or
Equal Opportunity Employer -
identity. Primary Location : United
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