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Director, Parent Giving

Company: Colgate University
Date Posted: November 30, 2017

Colgate University is preparing to launch an historically significant capital campaign coinciding with the celebration of the University's bicentennial.

Accountable for effectively developing and maintaining relationships with key parents and grandparents as assigned. Ensures effective qualification, cultivation, and stewardship of parent/grandparent major gift donors and prospects. Responsible for increasing levels of annual and long-term engagement and giving of parents and grandparents.

Responsible for effective management of fundraising projects and events as assigned. Accountable for positively represent all aspects of the university at all times.

Minimum Qualifications:
- A bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills have been acquired is required.
- Must possess strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- The ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced organization and work effectively with staff, parents, administrators, faculty, alumni, and board members is essential.
- Enthusiastic commitment to advancing the university's mission and its ambitious fundraising goals.
- Demonstrated experience in team building and project management.

Preferred Qualifciations:
- Experience in private college advancement is highly desirable with preference to those with proven track record of closing major gifts from parent and alumni constituencies.
- A minimum of three years of fundraising in private college advancement is highly desirable.

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