St. Mary's University
  • 05-Jun-2018 to 30-Jun-2018 (CST)
  • University Advancement
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • TBD
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive Pay; Generous vacation, sick, & holiday benefits; Excellent health & welfare benefits with 100% tuition assistance available.


The St. Mary's community of alumni, foundations, corporations, and other constituencies is an important and valued member of the institution. The Director of Development is responsible for initiating and managing relationships with these constituencies using best-practice methodologies for prospect discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.  The Director of Development reports to and participates with the Vice President and the Executive Director for University Advancement in the overall planning, integration, and oversight of institutional development programs and serves as a resource primarily to assigned school but may serve all University areas as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for executing plans and implementing strategies to maximize the flow of resources to the campus from alumni and friends, with an emphasis on major gifts.
  • Works in a collaborative environment across the campus, in close coordination with leadership in all academic areas to develop and increase philanthropic investments in the University's annual and campaign funding priorities.
  • Assists in formulation of plans to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects among alumni groups and friends.
  • Manages assigned prospect portfolio and meets expectations for donor interactions (metrics).
  • Develops and executes creative and unique plans to engage alumni in the fundraising process.
  • Conducts fundraising presentations and writes funding proposals for the St. Mary's community of alumni and other constituencies.
  • Solicits annual, capital campaign, and planned contributions from alumni and friends.
  • Coordinates and executes school/program/campaign based fundraising events.
  • Coordinates the transmission and acknowledgement of charitable gifts received with the offices of Advancement Services and Stewardship.
  • Provides and submits reports of all meaningful contact with University prospects and donors.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Vice President of University Advancement. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to interface frequently with administrators, faculty, staff, students, donors, trustees and high profile individuals in the community.  Must be highly responsive to the needs of others.
  • Ability to think independently and take initiative to plan and implement effective  partnerships and relationships that sustain existing gifts and generate new gifts, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Ability to stay abreast on all matters and activities of the University in order to effectively articulate and incorporate relevant information in an oral and a written case for support.
  • Ability to function as a team player in the overall fundraising activities of the University, including working some nights, weekends, occasional travel, and attending special events as necessary.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports, as well as maintain confidentiality of all records and information.
  • Ability to communicate and interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community, and the public.
  • Ability to write error-free correspondence and funding proposals.

EDUCATION:  Bachelor's Degree required, with Master's degree or higher preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Proven or applicable experience in development activities and organizational fundraising. 

TECHNOLOGY: Be competent using computers and technology to support fund-raising efforts.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Activities may include lifting, bending, walking, climbing stairs, sitting, reaching and pulling. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position requires interfacing frequently with administrators, faculty, staff, students, donors, trustees and other high profile individuals in the community.  The environment is busy, fast paced, goal and deadline driven.  Some travel required.


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