Senior Director of Development job Ewing New Jersey
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Senior Director of Development Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8494061
Location: Ewing, New Jersey Date Posted: 3/18/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Marketing
Job Code: 725

Job Description:

The Advancement Division at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is seeking a qualified candidate to join its Development team as a Major Gift Officer. TCNJ is a highly selective public institution located in Ewing, New Jersey - an ideal location approximately five miles from the state capital, and 60 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development & Alumni Engagement, the Senior Director of Development will serve as an integral member of the Development team. Collaborating with the AVP they will lead in the creation of a strategic and aggressive major gifts plan, focusing on creative, thoughtful, and meaningful donor engagement. The Senior Director of Development will provide leadership and strategic direction to a team of development officers and develop and implement strategies that will lead to a high-performance fundraising culture. The Senior Director for Development is a seasoned leader/manager of fundraising teams in higher-education or similar not-for-profit institutions, and a successful fundraiser in their own right with demonstrated experience securing major gifts.

The Senior Director of Development is also charged with managing a portfolio of prospects. They will develop and implement strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward potential major gift donors with the capacity to contribute $25,000 or more. The Senior Director of Development will solicit prospects and identify and motivate those alumni, faculty, volunteers, and friends who can advance the development function of the college.

They will be responsible for meeting an annual gift revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of approximately 125 major gift donors and prospects to advance the mission of the College and to assist donors in meeting their philanthropic goals. Extensive experience in this regard is a prerequisite, in addition to a track record that underscores an ability to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit, and steward very important alumni and friends of the College.


A Bachelor's degree is required and seven years of progressive experience in development or equivalent experience in sales, in addition to strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects and work in a collaborative fashion. Knowledge of fundraising software systems and an understanding of prospect management are preferred. Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends, and to travel on regional day trips with occasional overnight travel required.

About TCNJ

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English. In 2006, TCNJ was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts & Communication; Business; Culture and Society; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. The School of Engineering enrolls over 700 majors across 8 programs. The school offers Bachelor of Science degrees in biomedical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering and engineering science with specializations in policy & society and management. Additionally the school offers a bachelor of science in technological education and Master of Education degree in integrative-STEM education.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative-Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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