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Executive Director, Regional Giving

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, the Executive Director will lead a comprehensive Regional Giving effort with national geographic scope on behalf of all schools and centers at Temple University. The Executive Director is responsible for the strategy and execution of a program to solicit prospects capable of making leadership, major, and principal gift level philanthropic investments in support of the University. As part of the strategy, the Executive Director will manage the Regional Giving team for soliciting gifts of $25,000 and above, and collaborate with the schools and units on items ranging from: gift officer geographic assignments, co-management of prospects, and education for Regional Giving officers on school and center priorities. In addition, the Executive Director will manage an assigned portfolio of 150 prospects and is responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects with a capacity of $50,000 and above. This highly-collaborative position will be a key partner to schools and centers as the University seeks to increase its level of philanthropic engagement with alumni and donors across the country. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and at least 7 years' experience in non-profit fundraising, managing staff and cultivating, soliciting, and closing five- and six- figure gifts. An equivalent of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills & Abilities:
* Develop and manage a high-performing development program with measurable, aggressive, and attainable fundraising and programmatic goals in support of established priorities
* Demonstrated success with developing and sustaining relationships with key donors, volunteer leadership, and senior staff
* Demonstrated ability to be a successful advancement professional in a complex, sophisticated institutional advancement operation
* Adept at effectively managing multiple priorities; high capacity to work independently and in collaboration with others
* Must have superior communication skills, both oral and written reflecting ability to translate complex technical concepts into compelling fundraising proposals communicated effectively to diverse audiences
* Proven ability to cultivate, solicit and close five- and six- figure gifts
* Strong managerial skills and ability to motivate and develop staff, provide feedback and manage performance.
* Demonstrated ability to relate well to individuals from diverse backgrounds
* Ability and willingness to travel and work evening and weekend hours required
* Computer literacy, proficiency with Microsoft Office and knowledge of Banner or similar donor management software This position requires a background check Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. 

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