About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: The Northeastern community has a tradition of giving back, and each day, we witness the impact of our community's remarkable generosity. Our students are pursuing co-ops in all corners of the globe, growing their cultural fluency and preparing to thrive in the world. Our faculty are delivering leading-edge scholarship, teaching and mentoring tomorrow's leaders. And our researchers are pioneering new lines of inquiry, accelerating discovery in emerging fields. Northeastern University Advancement and the College of Arts, Media and Design play an integral role in engaging the Northeastern community to create a stronger, more sustainable, and bright future.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development and CAMD Dean, the Director of Development - College of Arts, Media and Design works in collaboration with the Senior Vice President for University Advancement, Vice President for Development, Associate Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations, Dean of the College of Arts, Media and Design, and Advancement staff to develop fundraising initiatives targeted to special constituents who have the capacity to make significant gifts to the institution in support of a wide range of priorities at the College of Arts, Media and Design and across the university. Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations, the role intersects directly with college research staff to support development of opportunities for industry partnerships and foundation funding.
Manage a portfolio of 100+ prospects, including alumni, friends, parents, and university leaders, with a focus on raising $100K to $999K major gifts. Identify new prospects, make discovery and qualification calls, establish cultivation and solicitation strategies, and solicit gifts. Work to achieve a high level of engagement from constituent groups. Manage the major gift operation, including at least one development staff member for the College of Arts, Media and Design. Build and enhance constituent relationships with Northeastern, involving them strategically in special programs and events and connecting them to other university leaders and supporters. Create and lead new initiatives that provide meaningful and substantive engagement opportunities for these individuals.
Candidates should have a proven track record in soliciting and closing major gifts, and be able to demonstrate successful relationship building with institutional leaders. A familiarity with building opportunities in relation to arts and media, and successful grant writing, as well as working with corporations and foundations, a plus.
The College is seeking a highly entrepreneurial, energetic individual who has a minimum of seven to ten (7-10) years of progressive Development experience, preferably in higher education and or/the arts.
Strong management skills.
Demonstrated ability in strategic planning for a comprehensive, sustained operation necessary to carry out the vision, goals, and fundraising aspirations of the College and the university.
Proven success in fundraising.
Demonstrated ability to work closely with high-level decision makers, trustees, and other top level volunteers.
Strong interpersonal skills necessary for building relationships with external (donors, prospects, trustees) and internal (deans, chairs, faculty, staff) constituents.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Highly collaborative in approach.
Ability to travel (including overnights and weekends).
Salary Grade: 15
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.