Monday, November 7, 2011

Job Opening at The College of William and Mary


The College of William and Mary has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Executive Director of Prospect Development & Information Strategy to join a strong, results--oriented team working together to support one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished colleges.
Bring your skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and track record of effecting transformative changes to this development team where measured outcomes and the formation of meaningful relationships drive success.  This position allows you to join the leadership ranks of a high--functioning team operating with solid internal infrastructure and a commitment to strategically grow research and prospect management capabilities through a campaign and beyond. 
 The Executive Director serves in a leadership role as a member of the Development Senior Staff including campaign planning/management team; creates strategy and leads all functions of the department of PD&IS which provides actionable information, metrics and advice on upper level prospects and donors to aid senior management in decision making; oversees and evaluates division wide training program and keeps abreast of tested and emerging technologies and methodologies that will aid the development program in more efficiently and effectively managing prospects, prospect strategy & information about major and upper level donors.
Several years of research and prospect management experience or a combination of research, prospect management, and major gift fundraising experience, preferably at or with an academic or major research institution.
Entrepreneurial spirit and a record of  effecting transformative change.
Knowledge of the principles of external fundraising, donor  relations, capital campaigns, and of an academic institution's organization, structure, and function.
Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with a range of diverse persons from senior management to technical and administrative staff.
Demonstrated experience in independently developing and implementing strategic plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies  in--line with institutional goals.
Exceptional communication and writing/editing skills; ability to make effective and persuasive presentations to internal groups and external individuals.
Proven ability to develop guidelines and metrics to track effectiveness of projects and processes. Comfort and skill in managing complex issues creatively and effectively. 
Record of developing, mentoring and training staff. Independent judgment, tact, and diplomacy. 
 Experience in project and program management. 
Bachelor's degree required.  Advanced degree highly preferred.
To Apply
Application may be made via The College of William and Mary website: Position # FP212L
Applications will be shared with our executive search partners at Cross Hill Partners, LLC.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. The College of William and Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access employer. The College will conduct a background check on finalist candidates.

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