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Director of Leadership Giving
Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire
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Date Posted 06/12/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Franklin Pierce University has been empowering thousands of undergraduate and graduate students in achieving academic excellence and leading meaningful and successful lives since 1962. Continuing in our tradition of promotion close connections between students, faculty, staff and alumni, we are inviting applications from experienced fundraisers to join our University Advancement division as Director of Leadership Giving.

Job Summary:

Your role as the Director of Leadership Giving will be to develop and manage a portfolio of approximately 100 individual donors and prospects, build strong relationships through face-to-face, email and telephone communications. Your strong fundraising experience will be utilized to oversee donor relations and stewardship of scholarship funds, and provide guidance and leadership on annual giving and oversight of the annual fund.

Working closely with the Associate Vice President and Vice President of University Advancement, you will participate in the assembling and documenting of the annual plan, and providing regular updates and reports. Essential to the role is the development and execution of strategies for assigned projects, and working toward achieving the goals of the division and University.

Experience and Qualifications:

The skills and abilities that you will bring with you to this important role include:

  • Five + years of experience in higher education or nonprofit fundraising.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated abilities to solicit leadership level annual gifts as well as scholarship contributions.

  • Knowledge of financial planning, trusts and the estate settlement process is preferable.

  • Bachelor's degree is required, a Masters preferred.

  • Database experience is necessary, and Raiser's Edge experience is a plus.

  • Availability to travel for up to 65% of the job is necessary.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position will be in July 2019.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Franklin Pierce recognizes the impact of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, age, disability gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at or 603-899-4075. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible

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