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Senior Director of Development for Student Affairs and Academic Support


Date Posted: December 13, 2017

Senior Director of Development for Student Affairs and Academic Support
Job Posting Date: 12/13/17
Job Closing Date: 1/22/18
Posting #: STA00600PO17

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Job Description: Under limited supervision, reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President of Development and Legal Liaison to University Foundations, the Senior Director of Development for the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support (SAAS) will be responsible for coordination and management of an effective, comprehensive and ongoing development program through major gifts fundraising. Responsibilities include planning, managing, implementation, promotion, coordination and administration of a comprehensive development program with an emphasis on major gifts for SAAS. This position will be part of the University Development team and will operate, within the system and procedures of USC Development to ensure consistent and well-coordinated activities. Required to travel to geographical location of donors/prospects; work evenings and weekends, as required. Thorough knowledge of principles and methods of planning and conducting a comprehensive fundraising program. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with faculty, alumni, donors, students, parents, volunteers, businesses and the general public. Outstanding oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to travel, work evenings and weekends, as required. Effective computer experience including database operation and word processing. Supervisory experience in hiring, managing, training and mentoring development directors and administrative staff are required. 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years of fundraising or development experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years of fundraising or development experience in higher education and/or hybrid development model. Previous campaign experience and knowledge of parent fundraising programs are preferred. Familiarity with “Millennium” donor database preferred.

To apply or learn more about this exciting job opportunity, please visit the USC Career Opportunities page http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/23109 and search by posting number.


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