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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN DEVELOPMENT

Exceptional fundraising positions are available nationally. Scroll down for the opportunity that’s right for you.

Higher Education

AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE, Vice President for College Advancement
BABSON COLLEGE, Leadership Gift Officer, Europe
DEPAUL UNIVERSITY, Associate Vice President for Principal Gifts
EMORY UNIVERSITY, EMORY COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, Senior Director of Development
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, Senior Director of Major Gifts & Director of Class Giving
HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Senior Major Gifts Officer
HARVARD T.H. CHAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, Senior Associate Director for Principal and Major Gifts
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, Director of Major & Planned Gifts
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Associate Dean for Alumni Relations and Development
PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART, Chief Advancement Officer
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, Multiple Open Positions
SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY, Executive Director, Major Gifts
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Executive Director for Family Giving
TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Assistant Vice President for Development
TULANE UNIVERSITY, Executive Director of Development, Undergraduate Programs
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Director of Annual Giving

Healthcare

BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER, Director of Development
BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL, Director of Development
DUKE MEDICINE, Major Gifts Officer (2 positions)
EMORY UNIVERSITY, WINSHIP CANCER CENTER, Senior Director of Development
MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN, Executive Director Alumni Relations
MOFFITT CANCER CENTER, Principal Major Gifts Director
NORTH SHORE-LIJ HEALTH SYSTEM FOUNDATION, Major Gifts Officer
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, STANFORD MEDICINE, Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts

Arts & Culture

GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Director of Development
NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION, Vice President of Development
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Vice President of Development
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA, Senior Director of Principal Gifts
SARASOTA ORCHESTRA, Vice President for Development

Secondary Education

PHILLIPS ACADEMY, Director of Major Gifts
SAINT MARY’S SCHOOL, Director of Development
THE CHESTNUT HILL SCHOOL, Director of Development and External Relations
WHITINSVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, Director of Advancement

Organizations

KEEP MEMORY ALIVE, Executive Director

Science & Technology

FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS, Chief Development Officer
THE JACKSON LABORATORY, Director of Development & Senior Associate Director of Donor Engagement


AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE, Vice President for College Advancement
Decatur, GA
http://www.agnesscott.edu

Vice President for College Advancement

Since 1889, Agnes Scott has inspired students to discover new opportunities, new challenges and new strengths through a liberal arts education, in a setting dedicated to women. Agnes Scott currently enrolls 900 students with a student to faculty ratio of 11:1 and 100% of the tenure-track faculty hold terminal degrees. The college offers 34 undergraduate majors and 31 minors and is affiliated with numerous institutions, including Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of Nursing. Historically and presently, Agnes Scott students have earned academia’s most prestigious scholarships including the Marshall, Rhodes, Fulbright, Goldwater, the Pickering Fellowship and the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Agnes Scott consistently ranks as a best value by U.S. News & World Report, top 20 in “Best Quality of Life” by the Princeton Review, and on the “New Seven Sisters” by About.com.

Agnes Scott College is also reinventing the liberal arts education for the 21st century through its innovative four-year global learning and leadership development program, Summit. Exclusive to Agnes Scott College, Summit is the only liberal arts program of its kind and is dedicated to providing every “Scottie," regardless of major, with the cosmopolitan perspective necessary to truly lead.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Vice President for College Advancement position is an ideal role for a seasoned fundraising leader and manager who has a passion for higher education, the liberal arts and the education of women. S/He will play a significant role in finishing the current campaign, The Greatness Before Us, and in shaping the direction of the College, including the introduction of Summit, a first-of-its-kind, from individualized strategy to increase enrollment. The VPCA will plan, direct, manage and provide leadership for the functional areas of college advancement within the guidelines of applicable laws and college and departmental policies and procedures.

This position reports to the president, a charismatic and visionary leader, and serves as the principal campus contact for major individual donors and for business, foundation and community leaders. The selected candidate will be responsible for handling all managerial functions of the department including staffing, directing, controlling, planning and budgeting. This integral member of the college will serve as an advocate for all advancement activities including development, alumni relations and communications, and will serve as the principal architect in developing and fostering the advancement plan for the foreseeable future. 

The successful candidate will be an experienced and skillful advancement professional with high energy, a strong commitment to liberal arts, a firm understanding of the value of single-sex education and the ability to advocate powerfully and articulately for the mission of Agnes Scott. Strong communication and strategic planning skills are a must as are an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to promote organizational change and growth. A bachelor’s degree is required; a graduate degree is preferred.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Jill Lasman, Senior Vice President, at jlasman@LLLsearches.com

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BABSON COLLEGE, Leadership Gift Officer, Europe
Wellesley (Babson Park), MA
http://www.babson.edu

Leadership Gift Officer, Europe

In the 2012-2013 academic year, more than 2,000 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students attended Babson College, representing more than 70 countries. Its mission, to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere, is evidenced throughout its campus. As one of the Top 10 College Brands (Forbes, 2012), Babson is recognized for its strength and unique value. Money Magazine ranked Babson #1 Best College in the U.S. in 2014.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Based on Babson's campus in Wellesley, MA, the Leadership Gift Officer will oversee the College’s relationship with approximately 175-200 European-based individuals and will conduct an average minimum of 10 to 12 face-to-face meetings per month. In addition, s/he will identify and solicit 25-30 key prospects bi-annually and will supervise all leadership gift activities in assigned geographic regions. A minimum of seven years of experience in fundraising major gifts and strong knowledge base of all aspects of fundraising are required.  Please note that experience living or working in Europe is strongly desired for this role.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Anne Norton, Search Director, at anorton@LLLsearches.com

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BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER, Director of Development
Boston, MA
http://www.bidmc.org

Director of Development

Beth Israel Deaconess, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is a fully integrated medical center providing adult services from cardiology to obstetrics, gastrointestinal disorders to cancer care. Fully committed to excellence in clinical care, bio-medical research, education and to the health and wellness of its patients and the communities it serves, BIDMC is a national leader in patient care quality, safety and transparency, and consistently sets standards in the way health data can be used to improve care and services. BIDMC is home to a renowned academic research program, where scientific discoveries help to transform medical care. With revolutionary advances and therapies, BIDMC is a national leader in "bench to bedside" research. Equally important, BIDMC is known for its spirit of compassion and concern. Each year U.S. News & World Report ranks BIDMC as a "Best Hospital" in multiple specialties.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Director of Development will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual major gift prospects and donors with a strong focus on capital campaign prospects. The ideal candidate will assist with strategy and oversight of his/her portfolio of top level campaign and board prospects under the direction of both the senior vice president and the senior executive director. S/he serves as a member of the development team and plays a central role in developing, overseeing, and managing major gift strategies and programs, and coordinating them with other segments of the department's efforts. An advocate for the mission and programs of the institution, the Director of Development represents the institution among its senior volunteer leadership and key and influential public audiences.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Maureen Huminik, Vice President, at mhuminik@LLLsearches.com

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BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL, Director of Development
Boston, MA
http://www.brighamandwomens.org

Director of Development, Ariadne Labs

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in virtually every area of medicine and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. As a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, BWH has a legacy of excellence that continues to grow year after year. US News and World Report consistently ranks BWH among the nation’s top 10 hospitals and in the top 10 for specialty areas that in 2014-2015 include cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, gynecology, nephrology, and rheumatology. 

Ariadne Labs is a unique collaboration between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) launched in October 2012 with an ambitious goal: to produce research and discovery that actually makes healthcare better everywhere. Ariadne Labs empowers researchers to foster the sharing and development of cutting edge ideas and real-time results. Its goal is to aid practitioners in managing the complexity of increasing specialization and technology to consistently provide effective, humane and affordable care for all. The Executive Director of Ariadne Labs is BWH surgeon and well-known author and writer Atul Gawande, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Gawande’s research and leadership focuses on the generation of systems innovations to transform safety and quality in health care.  He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 1998 and has written three bestselling books, won two National Magazine awards, and was a finalist for the National Book Award.  His newest book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, was selected by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2014 and is currently ranked #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Director of Development will support the unique and valuable work of Atul Gawande and Ariadne Labs.

As executive director of Ariadne Labs, Mr. Gawande leads 28 associate faculty from across the Harvard community who are actively working to create scalable healthcare solutions. The Director of Development will be responsible for implementing strategies to increase philanthropic support for Ariadne Labs and will create a comprehensive development program to double the existing annual philanthropic revenue of $9M in the next few years.

The successful candidate will be an authoritative, thoughtful and respected collaborative voice for Development as a member of Ariadne Labs Leadership team and be a strategic resource to guide best practices and inform its fundraising and organizational growth.  S/He will be able to articulate Ariadne Lab’s vision, mission and goals in a compelling and inspiring manner, be comfortable in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment, think conceptually as well as analytically, and display a strong sense of sophistication, maturity, intellectual curiosity and good judgment. A Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years’ experience in major gifts is essential. An advanced degree and experience with institutional donors is preferred.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Faith Eutsay, Search Director, at feutsay@LLLSearches.com

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DEPAUL UNIVERSITY, Associate Vice President for Principal Gifts
Chicago, Illinois
https://www.depaul.edu/

Associate Vice President for Principal Gifts

DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic university and the 12th largest private, not-for-profit university in the country. As such, it is committed to an educational experience that weaves together mind, place, people and heart. DePaul enrolls more than 23,000 students in 10 colleges and schools across nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Known for welcoming students and employees from all ethnicities, religions and backgrounds, DePaul has more than 45 specialized centers and institutes focused on addressing social justice issues and its faculty is committed to integrating service opportunities into the curriculum. The Princeton Review ranked DePaul students among the happiest in the country and U.S. News & World Report not only ranked DePaul as a top university, but also among the top 10 schools producing the largest percent of interns.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Associate Vice President for Principal Gifts will work with senior management, deans and faculty in developing relationships with individuals and organizations to secure principal gifts of $1M or more. The incumbent will supervise the principal gifts team and coordinate the work of all development officers on gifts at the highest level. S/He will be expected to develop detailed cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans and work with key volunteers and trustees to execute strategies. Additionally, the candidate will manage the President’s prospect portfolio and will facilitate a data-driven approach to identifying gift prospects

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Maureen Huminik, at mhuminik@LLLsearches.com

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DUKE MEDICINE, Major Gifts Officer (2 positions)
Durham, NC
https://www.dukemedicine.org

About Duke Medicine

Duke Medicine conceptually integrates the Duke University Health System, the Duke University School of Medicine, and the Duke University School of Nursing. Duke Medicine is a unique combination of research, clinical care, and education that takes place through the efforts of faculty, staff, students, and trainees at many different sites throughout the region and internationally. As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Medicine strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, education of future clinical and scientific leaders, practice of evidence-based medicine, and efforts to eliminate health inequalities. Duke University School of Medicine is ranked #8 among all medical schools nationwide by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Grad Schools, Medical, 2016 and Duke University Hospital and Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center are consistently ranked among the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals.

LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES is proud to partner with Duke Medicine in its search for two Major Gifts Officers to develop programs and strategies that result in significant gifts to fund projects and priorities.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Major Gifts Officer, Duke Children’s Development

The Major Gifts Officer, Duke Children’s Development, will identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts prospects of $100K or more and maintain and manage a portfolio of those prospects. The successful candidate will build partnerships with faculty to increase referrals of grateful patients, and identify and participate in special events, recognition and stewardship programs as needed. The ability to follow best fundraising and operational practices for Duke Medicine Development is essential, as is five years of progressive fundraising experience in a related organization with a proven track record in securing major gifts over $100K. 

Major Gifts Officer, Duke Medicine Development & Alumni Affairs

The Major Gifts Officer, Duke Medicine Development & Alumni Affairs will develop and maintain a major gift portfolio and identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts prospects of $100K or more and maintain and manage a portfolio of those prospects. The successful candidate will build partnerships with faculty to increase referrals of grateful patients, and identify and participate in special events, recognition, stewardship and alumni programs as needed. The ability to follow best fundraising and operational practices for Duke Medicine Development is essential, as is five years of progressive fundraising experience in a related organization with a proven track record in securing major gifts over $100K. The selected Major Gifts Officer will be highly skilled in collaborating with others, goal and task management, information seeking, decisiveness and judgment, and leadership.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Anne Norton, Search Director, at anorton@LLLsearches.com

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EMORY UNIVERSITY, EMORY COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, Senior Director of Development
Atlanta, GA
http://www.emory.edu

Senior Director of Development

Emory University is a highly respected, elite institution comprised of liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and a leading healthcare system. Enrolling over 14,000 students, Emory is also noted for its engaged faculty who published 120 books in 2013 alone and its status as the 12th greenest campus in the nation by BestColleges.com. The College of Arts & Sciences is the oldest and largest division of Emory, having provided instruction in the arts and sciences to talented, highly motivated students for more than 165 years. With nearly 50,000 alumni, the College of Arts and Sciences combines the personal engagement and excellent teaching of a traditional liberal arts college with the ground-breaking scholarship and resources of a major research university.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Emory 5th among universities with the highest licensing revenue per dollars spent on research and Kiplingers Personal Finance listed Emory number 14 for the best value among 100 top private universities. Emory is ranked #21 by U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek gave Emory the number nine position for happiest colleges. 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development, the Senior Director of Development for Emory College of Arts and Sciences will direct and supervise development efforts for the College, including major and planned giving and foundation relations, as well as managing a personal portfolio of 35-50 highly evaluated prospects. Additionally, the selected candidate will work with the dean and assistant vice president to establish fundraising goals and development strategies linked to the broader strategy of the College. (S)he will manage a team of major gift and lead annual gift officers and will establish priorities and performance metrics for individual staff, as well as monitoring progress in an ongoing manner. The selected candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and seven years experience in higher education, development, fund raising or equivalent experience in a nonprofit institution. An advanced degree is preferred with professional experience demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Jill Lasman, Senior Vice President, at jlasman@LLLsearches.com

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EMORY UNIVERSITY, WINSHIP CANCER CENTER, Senior Director of Development
Atlanta, GA
https://winshipcancer.emory.edu/

Senior Director of Development

Emory Healthcare is the largest healthcare system in Georgia and the only health network in the state that brings together a full range of hospitals, clinics and local practices. The Emory Healthcare Network encompasses teams of physicians ranging from primary to specialty care providers.  From the experts at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University to its system of hundreds of primary care physicians, the Emory Healthcare team is 16,000 strong and committed to the health of its community.

The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is Georgia's only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and serves as the coordinating center for cancer research, education and care throughout Emory University. The Institute treats over 14,000 cancer patients a year in Georgia, the Southeast and beyond by working tirelessly to prevent, treat, and cure cancer and provide comprehensive programs to treat the whole patient. This dedication to delivering unparalleled cancer care is why Emory University Hospital, through Winship, has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report 2014-2015 Best Hospitals guide as first in Georgia and in the top 25 nationally.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Senior Director of Development, Winship Cancer Center will plan, direct and coordinate fundraising activities and provide strategic planning to support the Winship Cancer Institute’s educational, research and patient care programs. Specifically, s/he will seek major gifts from alumni, individuals, corporations and foundations through prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship all while building relationships with faculty and staff, directing events and developing short and long term goals. The selected candidate will also coordinate marketing and public relations efforts.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Jill Lasman, Senior Vice President, at jlasman@LLLsearches.com

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FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS, Chief Development Officer
Columbia, MD
http://www.blindness.org

Chief Development Officer

The urgent mission of Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. More than 10 million Americans of every age and race suffer vision loss from these blinding diseases. The Foundation has funded thousands of research studies at hundreds of prominent institutions worldwide. Currently, the Foundation funds 116 grants and 71 institutions and has raised more than $600 million since its inception.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for the strategic direction, planning and oversight of major gifts, events and online fundraising, chapter development, planned giving, communications, marketing strategy and implementation. Additionally, the CDO will develop strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit multi-million dollar gifts annually. The successful candidate will work with the events management team to develop and implement strategies and tactics that will grow topline revenues from events and ensure that the Foundation is deploying the latest technology and approaches in its digital fundraising strategies. A Bachelor’s degree is required along with 15+ years experience in building and leading successful, sustainable major gift development programs.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Maureen Huminik, Vice President, at mhuminik@LLLsearches.com

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GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Director of Development
Bay Harbor, MI
http://www.bayharbor.com

Director of Development

On the verge of launching, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts is a new performing arts center that will bring the best of music, dance and theater to Northern Michigan and will provide important arts education programming to the children of the region.  By 2020, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts will be a national destination known for unique cultural performances and events, a leading regional arts and arts education provider, and an internationally recognized center for important intellectual dialogue.Designed by a world class team of designers and architects, GLCFA is tucked along five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline that has been transformed from its early history as the site of a former mine and cement plant into a prime destination for vacationers and residents.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Director of Development is the first permanent hire for the newly-formed non-profit corporation. S/He will plan and implement a comprehensive and strategic fundraising program that will initially start with a $50 million capital campaign, and will grow to include an annual fundraising effort. The Director will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts and will maintain a personal portfolio of donors, as well as track the portfolios of other key fundraising personnel. The incumbent will ensure that staff leadership and volunteers are engaged. Experience in the cultural community is preferred. The ability to embrace the mission and vision of the GLCFA is imperative to the success of this position, as is a deep appreciation for the arts and the ability to convey that passion to all audiences.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Zena Lum, Search Director, at zlum@LLLsearches.com

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HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, Senior Director of Major Gifts & Director of Class Giving
Boston, MA
http://www.hbs.edu

Senior Director of Major Gifts

Since its inception in 1908, Harvard Business School stands out as a global leader in graduate business education and research and is consistently rated as one of the top business schools in the world. Offering full-time MBA programs, doctoral programs and many executive education programs, the highly selective Harvard Business School enrolls nearly 12,000 students, employs 230 faculty members and maintains an ever-expanding and loyal list of alumni from more than 160 countries. HBS owns Harvard Business School Publishing, a not-for-profit subsidiary that disseminates the work of HBS faculty through the publication of books, online management tools, case studies and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Reporting directly to the Managing Director of Development (MDD), the Senior Director of Major Gifts is a key member of the senior development team.  S/He will collaborate closely with senior leaders in Operations/Pipeline Management, Donor Services, Development Administration, Class Giving, Annual and Leadership Giving and Planned Giving to develop and deliver on fundraising goals.  In addition to leading a team of 10-11 frontline gift officers, the Senior Director of Major Gifts will lead by example by maintaining an active portfolio of approximately 75 prospects. This is an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished senior major gifts manager to join a world-class academic institution on the ground floor of an historic campaign. 

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Zena Lum, Search Director, at zlum@LLLsearches.com

Director of Class Giving

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Director of Class Giving reports to the Managing Director of Development and serves as the chief strategist for individual donor development and the overall planning and delivery of a successful Class Giving Program. The selected candidate will manage a department of 10-12 full time employees charged with planning, implementing and evaluating approximately 13 reunion gift campaigns, as well as non-reunion year annual campaigns for approximately 60 classes. S/He will partner with volunteers, peers and colleagues to capitalize on the annual giving program’s strengths and identify ways to enhance its success through increased participation, increased donations, retention and sustained giving. Additionally, the Director will personally cultivate, solicit and steward a small portfolio of high-level prospects for gifts ranging from $25K to $1M. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 7-10 years of progressive, successful relatable experience is required.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Zena Lum, Search Director, at zlum@LLLsearches.com

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HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Senior Major Gifts Officer
Cambridge, MA
http://www.gsd.harvard.edu

Senior Major Gifts Officer

Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has been a crossroads of learning and intellectual debate since its founding. Today, the GSD continues to build on that legacy as the most preeminent design school in the world. The GSD offers an exciting setting for interaction and the exchange of ideas through the combination of disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning and design. As design leaders, the GSD provides students, researchers, and faculty with the resources they need to make a meaningful impact. In its next phase of development, the GSD will build on its current reputation by expanding its capacity through leading-edge faculty and facilities for the next century; enhancing global impact through transformative pedagogy, research, and discourse; and empowering GSD students through an accessible education and unrivaled experience. Through this work, the GSD will reach beyond the limits of its core disciplines to collaborate across multiple sectors, including business, technology, the arts, health, and public policy.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Senior Major Gifts Officer reports to the Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations and will develop and implement targeted strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors to secure major gifts of six figures or higher. The selected candidate will take initiative in identifying individual, corporate and foundation funding sources that match faculty and student programs and the GSD’s unique needs. Domestic travel is expected, and international travel is possible. A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8 years of successful direct fundraising experience is required, preferably in leadership or major gifts in higher education.

*WATCH GSD CAMPAIGN VIDEO

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Anne Norton, Search Director, at anorton@LLLsearches.com

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HARVARD T.H. CHAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, Senior Associate Director for Principal and Major Gifts
Cambridge, MA
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu

Senior Associate Director for Principal and Major Gifts

The recently renamed Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (also known as HSPH or “the School”) is one of the most selective and prestigious public health schools in the world. Founded in 1913, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health grew out of the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers, the nation’s first graduate training program in public health. The overarching mission of HSPH is to advance the public’s health through learning, discovery, and communication. To pursue this mission, the School produces knowledge through research, reproduces knowledge through higher education, and translates knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policy makers, and practitioners.

During the past century, the School’s faculty members—frequently working in collaboration with others at Harvard and around the world—have made landmark contributions revolutionizing public health, particularly in the areas of AIDs, cancer and heart disease. From advancing scientific discovery to educating national and international leaders, the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health has been at the forefront of efforts to benefit the health of populations worldwide.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Senior Associate Director for Principal and Major Gifts will serve as the lead principal and major gift fundraiser for the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases (GCD) and will collaborate closely with the GCD faculty in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, close and stewardship of $2-5M worth of gifts annually through the development of a strong portfolio of high-net individual prospects. S/He will collaborate with faculty to build and execute a strategic development plan for GCD. The selected candidate will also maintain a strong relationship with the department’s lead donor, the Ülker family of Istanbul, Turkey. A Bachelor’s degree, 5-7 years of development experience with a minimum of 2 years direct major gift experience and a proven track record of closing 6+ figure gifts are required. Academic fundraising experience with a focus in biological sciences is a major plus.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Wendy Lazar, Search Director, at wlazar@LLLsearches.com

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY, RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, Director of Major & Planned Gifts
Cambridge, MA
http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu

Director of Major & Planned Gifts

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard was established in 1999 as the result of the merger of Radcliffe College and Harvard University. Today, Radcliffe is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions and creative arts. Dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences, Radcliffe oversees and sustains: the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program, which annually supports the work of 50 leading artists and scholars and has rapidly become one of the most competitive programs of its kind in the world; the Academic Ventures program, which fosters collaborative research projects and sponsors lectures and conferences that engage scholars with the public; and the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, which documents the lives of American women of the past and present for the future, furthering the Institute’s commitment to women, gender, and society.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Director of Major and Planned Giving will provide strategic leadership and direction to a team of  fundraisers; strengthen relationships with existing donors; engage and cultivate a broad range of new major gifts prospects; and play a key role in building a robust major and planned gifts program during an ambitious, comprehensive fundraising campaign. This is a unique opportunity for a talented, innovative individual to play a key role in significantly expanding philanthropic support for Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, enabling the Institute to fulfill its mission to create and share new knowledge across all fields that have the potential to positively change our world.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Anne Norton, Search Director, at anorton@LLLsearches.com

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KEEP MEMORY ALIVE, Executive Director
Las Vegas, NV
http://www.keepmemoryalive.org/#s

Executive Director

Keep Memory Alive is committed to improving the lives of patients and their families as they navigate the extraordinary challenges of brain disorders. One hundred percent of donations to Keep Memory Alive support Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which provides care to patients with memory and movement disorders including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease, as well as front temporal dementia and multiple sclerosis. The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health's treatment programs are designed to provide excellent care and to respect the dignity of patients and their families. Research helps to advance Cleveland Clinic's groundbreaking clinical trials and offers hope for improving brain health.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Executive Director will be a true visionary whose focus will be on ensuring the financial stability of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its groundbreaking research and world-class patient care. Reporting to the Associate Chairman of the Philanthropy Institute at Cleveland Clinic, the Executive Director will secure philanthropic gifts by identifying, qualifying, strategizing, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gift prospects. S/He will also create a strategic development plan including individual major gifts, corporate and foundation gifts, grateful patient and family support, planned gifts, annual fund and special events. The Executive Director will work closely with the founders of Keep Memory Alive, its board of directors, and team of volunteers.  The position will manage a team of four.  At least 12 years of experience leading and managing programs in a high profile, dynamic, mission-driven nonprofit or foundation is required.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Maureen Huminik, Vice President, at mhuminik@LLLsearches.com

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MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN, Executive Director Alumni Relations
Milwaukee, WI
http://www.mcw.edu/

Executive Director Alumni Relations

Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is widely recognized as a major teaching, research and clinical powerhouse. It stands by its mission to be a national leader in the education and development of the next generation of physicians and scientists; to discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical sciences; to provide cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and compassionate clinical care of the highest quality; and to improve the health of the communities it serves. To that end, MCW employs approximately 1,540 physicians and more than 600 nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare practitioners providing adult patient care as the “Medical College Physicians” and pediatric patient care through “Children’s Specialty Group,” a joint venture with Children’s Hospital and Health System. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in degree-granting educational programs at MCW. It is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and the second largest in Wisconsin. MCW is committed to building strategic community-academic partnerships.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Executive Director Alumni Relations is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage alumni devoted to securing MCW’s future and provide tangible benefits to both alumni and current students. Working closely with the Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Executive Director will coordinate the nomination and election of alumni representatives and ensure strong and productive relationships between its members and academic and administrative leadership. Additionally, the Executive Director will establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally while encouraging them to provide professional expertise and volunteer service. S/He will partner with Development to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward annual giving and will be expected to develop annual strategic and operating plans as well as oversee and balance the budget for the Alumni Association and Alumni Relations Department. The ability to ensure accurate and complete database records and to effectively communicate with alumni through various channels is imperative to the success of this position. The selected candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in alumni relations and external affairs.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Faith Eutsay, Search Director, at feutsay@LLLsearches.com

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MOFFITT CANCER CENTER, Principal Major Gifts Director
Tampa, FL
http://www.moffitt.org

Principal Major Gifts Director

Since its first patient admission in October 1986, Moffitt Cancer Center has established a tradition of excellence offered in an atmosphere characterized by kindness, caring and hope. As part of an elite group of National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Moffitt focuses on the development of early stage research aimed at the rapid translation of scientific discoveries to benefit patient care. As such, Moffitt offers private patient rooms to all, the Southeast’s largest Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and outpatient treatment programs that record more than 328,300 visits a year. Moffitt is rated nationally for specialty care in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Principal Major Gifts Director oversees and conducts a variety of fundraising activities in order to secure major gifts from individual donors, foundations and corporations. S/He will build and manage a portfolio of 150 prospects, soliciting five and six figure gifts. S/He will secure support for institutional priorities including endowed chairs, research, unrestricted support, facility renovations, new facilities, and other related improvements. The selected candidate will be expected to coordinate fundraising activities with the Foundation leadership, Board of Directors, and others in support of Foundation development and institution goals.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Faith Eutsay, Search Director, at feutsay@LLLsearches.com

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NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION, Vice President of Development
Miami, FL
http://www.youngarts.org

Vice President of Development

The National YoungArts Foundation (formerly known as the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts) was established in 1981 to identify and support the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts; assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development; and raise appreciation for the arts in American society. Each year, YoungArts receives more than 11,000 applications from the nation’s most talented young artists (15-18 years old or grades 10-12) from around the country. From this pool, approximately 800 Winners are selected through a blind adjudication process and are recognized for their outstanding work and accomplishments in the literary, visual, design and performing arts fields. To date, YoungArts has honored more than 20,000 young artists with over $12 million in monetary awards; facilitated in excess of $60 million in scholarship opportunities in the past 2 years; and enabled its participants to work with distinguished artists including Marina Abramovic, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d'Amboise, Renée Fleming, Joshua Bell, Zaha Hadid, Jeff Koons, Joan Lader, Branford Marsalis, Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, Marisa Tomei, Kathleen Turner and Bruce Weber. In addition, at the request of the Commission on Presidential Scholars, which is appointed by the President of the United States, YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country's highest honor for young artists. 

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Vice President of Development reports to the President and CEO and serves as a member of the senior leadership team. This position is responsible for all fundraising and related activities and will help forge new relationships to build YoungArts’ visibility, impact and financial resources. Additionally, the VP will design and implement a comprehensive plan for the development of key external alliances. The selected candidate will have primary responsibility for establishing and executing the infrastructure needed to grow annual fundraising to $10M in the near term through special events and the solicitation of major gifts from government sources, corporations, and foundations. It is expected that YoungArts ability to raise more money in the future will increase as the incumbent will systematically and effectively strengthen the organization’s overall fundraising capacity. Ten plus years of professional experience ideally with a national platform/reach is required.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Zena Lum, Search Director, at zlum@LLLsearches.com

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NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Vice President of Development
Newark, NJ
http://www.njsymphony.org

Vice President of Development

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) enriches lives through music by providing the people of New Jersey with local, affordable access to artistically excellent orchestral performances. The NJSO brings world-renowned artists, classic masterpieces, popular music and new compositions to a wide variety of audiences in seven theaters and other venues throughout the state. Since its inception in 1922, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has comprised some of the country’s finest musicians and continues to gain recognition as a world-class ensemble, entertaining 225,000 attendees at hundreds of performances and outreach activities last year. Its mission, “to enrich lives through a passion for musical excellence and a commitment to New Jersey, its people and its communities,” signifies an unprecedented stride in the orchestral world -- combining a unique commitment to statewide service with dedication to education. The NJSO plays a significant role in communities by way of its education and engagement programs that reach up to 40,000 children, their families and educators each year. In recognition of the NJSO’s burgeoning national reputation, select NJSO performances are broadcast regionally and throughout North America.

THE OPPORTUNITY

A job summary for the Vice President of Development role is currently being prepared. Please check back shortly.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Libby Roberts, Vice President, at lroberts@LLLsearches.com

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NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Raleigh, North Carolina
http://www.ncsu.edu/

Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Founded in 1887, North Carolina State University (NCSU) is the preeminent research enterprise and the university of choice for accomplished, high-performing students from around the world. Commonly known as NC State, the public, land grant University’s extensive partnerships with business, industry and government generate a unique culture of collaboration to address the grand challenges of society. Its cutting-edge, solution-driven research, technology and scholarship result in new ideas, products and services. The faculty, who are at the forefront of interdisciplinary innovation, lead extraordinary programs in learning and discovery. And as the leader in experiential education, NC State provides relevant opportunities for students to put learning into practice and develop personal and career-ready skills. Its students, faculty, staff and alumni create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity.

With more than 34,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is the largest university in North Carolina. Consistently ranked among the nation's top 50 public universities and ranked by Princeton Review as a best value for students, NC State is located in Raleigh, the state’s capital city, which was recently ranked the best city to live in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will possess demonstrated success in securing major gifts from corporations and foundations. S/He will direct and coordinate university corporate and foundation-related fundraising activities, working closely with the Office of Research and Graduate Studies as well as with development personnel in the colleges/entities. The Executive Director will coordinate fundraising activity for special collaborative projects involving diverse scientific disciplines across campus, work with the Offices of RGS, Prospect Research, and Prospect Management to identify potential donors and conduct research of corporate and foundation prospects to document the current level and all points of engagement between the University and potential funders.

The Executive Director will also maintain a high quality stewardship process for active corporate and foundation prospects and donors and ensure that stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain successful partnerships. Three to five years of formal experience in corporate and/or foundation fundraising in higher education of a comparably complex organization is required. An advanced degree in higher education as well as knowledge of the principles, practices, and ethics of successful fundraising is preferred.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Lisa Abair Vuona, Vice President, at lvuona@LLLSearches.com

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NORTH SHORE-LIJ HEALTH SYSTEM FOUNDATION, Major Gifts Officer
Great Neck, NY
http://www.northshorelij.com

Major Gifts Officer

One of the nation's largest health systems, the North Shore-LIJ Health System delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and healthcare coverage to individuals, families and businesses through the North Shore-LIJ CareConnect Insurance Co. Inc. The impact on the health of the communities served is greatly enhanced by the level of philanthropic support raised by the North Shore-LIJ Health System Foundation. Through the generosity of community-minded citizens who have decided to make a difference, the Foundation is able to provide care to over 7 million people today and plan for tomorrow’s needs.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Major Gifts Officer will establish and execute major gifts and grateful patient fundraising in partnership with Foundation leadership to fulfill annual goals and objectives. Additionally, the Major Gifts Officer will manage a discreet portfolio of 100+ donors and collaborate with colleagues to expand the Foundation’s donor base. S/He will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors and prospects to participate in philanthropic efforts. The selected candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years progressive related experience including securing gifts from $250K to $1M+. Experience in cancer or pediatric fundraising is preferred. 

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Anne Norton, Search Director, at anorton@LLLsearches.com

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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Associate Dean for Alumni Relations and Development
Chicago, IL
http://www.law.northwestern.edu

Associate Dean for Alumni Relations and Development

Northwestern University School of Law is a private American law school located in the heart of Chicago. Founded in 1859, Northwestern Law uniquely blends a rigorous intellectual environment with a collegial and supportive community. The school emphasizes a team-oriented curriculum inspired by an employer-focused strategy with the understanding that succeeding in today’s complex business environment requires an ever-expanding set of professional capabilities. Northwestern was the first law school to have pioneered the accelerated J.D. program. In addition to the traditional and accelerated J.D. program, Northwestern is one of the few law schools to offer a J.D./MBA and a J.D./PhD. Northwestern uses its innovative combination of teaching and pioneering research to further its mission of advancing the understanding of law and producing graduates prepared to excel in a rapidly changing world. 

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Associate Dean for Alumni Relations and Development will work with the dean to lead the law school’s advancement operation in all aspects of development and alumni relations. S/he will be tasked with leading a team to reach ambitious fundraising goals and build on a long history of record breaking fundraising efforts. Managing a team of 20, the Associate Dean will generate strategic and operational plans and further integrate development and alumni relations’ efforts into other departments involved in outreach.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Jill Lasman, Senior Vice President, at jlasman@LLLsearches.com

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART, Chief Advancement Officer
Portland, OR
http://www.pnca.edu

Chief Advancement Officer

As Oregon’s flagship college of art and design, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has helped shape Oregon’s visual arts landscape for more than a century. PNCA students study with award-winning faculty in small classes. Undergraduate students choose from ten concentrations within four majors and benefit from interdisciplinary collaborations throughout their fine art and design education. Eleven galleries and a nationally acclaimed museum of craft and design offer students a multitude of opportunities to show their work. In the last ten years, PNCA has doubled both the student body and full-time faculty, quadrupled its endowment, and added innovative undergraduate and graduate programs.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) will function as a highly visible member of the institutions leadership team. The CAO will provide strategic direction and oversight for PNCAs advancement program, while working in close partnership with the Director of Communications on donor communications and alumni relations. S/He will be responsible for strategic guidance and overall management of PNCAs fundraising programs, special events, and ancillary activities, as well as membership and advancement efforts for the Museum of Contemporary Craft. This will include private sector giving, an assessment of return on investment, limitation of risk to the college, and strategies to fund the plan. Methods of funding the plan may include, but not be limited to, annual giving, alumni giving, planned giving, special events, major gifts, partnerships, customized programs, and related business activities. In addition to providing strategic oversight for the advancement team, the CAO ensures that the president, board of governors and committees receive the support and training they need to effectively implement PNCAs strategic and operational advancement plans.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Wendy Lazar, Search Director, at wlazar@LLLSearches.com

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PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA, Senior Director of Principal Gifts
Philadelphia, PA
http://www.philorch.org

Senior Director of Principal Gifts

The Philadelphia Orchestra is the best known domestic and international cultural ambassador of the city - from Asia to the Mann Center or from Vail to Saratoga Springs.  Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of “firsts” in music-making, the Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world.  The Orchestra is focused on inspiring the future while transforming its rich tradition of achievement, and seeks to not simply sustain the highest level of artistic quality, but to challenge - and exceed - that level by creating powerful musical experiences for audiences at home and around the world.  

This is a new era for the Philadelphia Orchestra.  The new Vice President of Development will make an extraordinary impact on this Orchestra and will help write its future. 

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Senior Director of Principal Gifts is the key institutional fundraiser who manages the relationships with POA’s most generous donors and prospects.  S/he will manage a portfolio of major gifts prospects as well as be the departmental bridge and tactician among colleagues in the comprehensive campaign. The senior director will have oversight for developing sophisticated, in-depth strategies and will coordinate planning for all fundraising initiatives including communication with prospects and developing engagement opportunities.  

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Libby Roberts, Vice President, at lroberts@LLLsearches.com

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PHILLIPS ACADEMY, Director of Major Gifts
Andover, MA
http://www.andover.edu

Director of Major Gifts

Phillips Academy is a residential high school established in 1778. It was founded on academic excellence and its liberal arts tradition stands ready to meet, match and expand the minds and passions of some of the brightest students in the nation and the world. Phillips boasts a roster of over 300 courses and more than 150 electives. The average class size is just 13 students with a student/teacher ratio of 5 to 1. Paul Revere personally engraved Andover’s official seal, which includes two Latin phrases: “Finis Origine Pendet” (“The end depends upon the beginning”) and “Non Sibi” (“Not for self”). Since granting its first scholarship in 1779, Phillips Academy has epitomized its mission to serve “youth from every quarter,” continually striving to remove whatever financial, racial and religious obstacles have stood between young scholars and education.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Director of Major Gifts will report to the Director of Development and will be responsible for the overall strategy and management of the major gifts program.  This program cultivates, solicits and stewards donors and prospects capable of making gifts of $100,000 to $1M. The Director will oversee a personal portfolio and manage four major gift officers while working closely with the Directors of Annual Giving, Parent Development and Gift Planning to ensure coordination among individual giving programs. 

The successful candidate will bring experience and passion to defining strategy and overseeing execution for a sophisticated major gift program along with an understanding of best practices in developing prospects and successfully advancing through the stages of major gift solicitation. Requirements include demonstrated program and staff management expertise and a proven track record in cultivating, soliciting and closing gifts of six and seven figures.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Beth Parsons, Search Director, at bparsons@LLLsearches.com

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RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, Multiple Open Positions
Troy, New York
http://www.rpi.edu/

Multiple Open Positions

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is the nations oldest technological university. Its mission “to apply science to the common purposes of life,” has never been more opportune. Rensselaer alumni have originated technologies and products and generated results that have changed the world – from railroad systems, manufacturing, and newly emerging scientific and engineering disciplines in the nineteenth century to space exploration, email and electronics devised in the twentieth. Today, Rensselaer ranks among the nations top 50 research universities and is known for educating students to be leaders who will address critical societal and global problems from a technological perspective.

The 2010 U.S. News & World Report guide to “Americas Best Graduate Schools” singled out Rensselaers School of Engineering, ranking it in the Top 50 nationwide; the master of fine arts in electronic arts ranks 6th in the nation in multimedia/visual communications; and the Lally School of Management & Technologys MBA program ranks 27th in entrepreneurship in the nation. The Institute is especially well-known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace so that new discoveries and inventions benefit human life, protect the environment, and strengthen economic development. 

LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES is proud to partner with Rensselaer as it seeks to add the following positions:

  • Sr. Advancement Officer, Major Gifts (3)

  • Advancement Officer, Major Gifts (2)

  • Director of Annual Giving

  • Sr. Foundation Relations Officer

THE OPPORTUNITY

Senior Advancement Officer, Major Gifts (3)

With direct access to the Vice President, Institute Advancement, the Senior Advancement Officer, Major Gifts is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of high-level prospects capable of making six- and seven-figure gifts to Rensselaer. As the Institute prepares for its bicentennial in 2024, the Senior Advancement Officer will secure transformative gifts in support of institutional priorities. Five to seven years of major gift fundraising experience is required; a demonstrated record of cultivation and closing significant major gifts of $1M+ in higher education is preferred.

Advancement Officer, Major Gifts (2)

With direct access to the Vice President, Institute Advancement, the Advancement Officer, Major Gifts is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of high-level prospects capable of making six- and seven-figure gifts to Rensselaer. As the Institute prepares for its bicentennial in 2024, the Advancement Officer will secure transformative gifts in support of institutional priorities Three to five years in major gift fundraising is required. Experience in higher education is preferred.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:

Please contact Jane Mahoney Outar, Search Director, at jmoutar@LLLSearches.com for the Senior Advancement Officer, Major Gifts and the Advancement Officer, Major Gifts positions.

Director of Annual Giving

The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for providing strategic oversight of Rensselaer’s annual giving program and will be charged with increasing all aspects – including unrestricted support, alumni participation, and the number of volunteers actively engaged with the Rensselaer Annual Fund. The incumbent will also maintain an individual donor prospect pool, soliciting gifts of five and six figures. A Bachelor’s degree and seven years of experience in annual giving, along with demonstrated supervisory skills, are required. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Senior Foundation Relations Officer

The Senior Foundation Relations Officer will strategically cultivate, solicit and steward foundation support, partnering with faculty to ascertain funding needs and communicating the cutting-edge research of the Institute to potential funding partners.  Candidates will bring a proven track record in building sustainable relationships with private foundations and in securing high-level commitments from institutional partners.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Beth Parsons, Search Director, at bparsons@lllsearches.com

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SAINT MARY’S SCHOOL, Director of Development
Raleigh, NC
http://www.sms.edu/index.aspx

Director of Development

Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, North Carolina, is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement for girls in grades 9-12. Founded in 1842, Saint Mary's School is the fourth oldest girls' boarding school in the United States. Since its inception, Saint Mary's has been dedicated to the academic excellence and personal achievement of its students. Saint Mary's School offers 16 Advanced Placement courses and a full complement of honors courses, athletic competition in 11 sports, a comprehensive fine and performing arts program, leadership education, college counseling, and co-curricular programs. 

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Director of Development will oversee a comprehensive development operation, including capital campaigns, major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, foundation fundraising, constituent relations, donor education, and special events. Reporting to the Head of School and working closely with the Institutional Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees, the Director of Development will also design and implement annual and long-range development plans and manage development and capital campaign budgets. Requirements include a strong commitment to single sex education, experience working with female donors and a minimum of ten years employment within a wide-ranging development program.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Zena Lum, Search Director, at zlum@LLLsearches.com

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SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY, Executive Director, Major Gifts
Santa Clara, CA
http://www.scu.edu

Executive Director, Major Gifts

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit university located in Silicon Valley. It offers a rigorous undergraduate education in the arts and sciences, business and engineering, as well as nationally recognized graduate and professional schools in business, law, engineering, pastoral ministries, counseling psychology, education and theology. As California’s oldest operating institution of higher learning, Santa Clara draws on the Jesuits’ more than 450-year tradition of educating the whole person for a life of service and leadership. It is distinctly characterized by a diverse community of scholars, small classes and values-oriented curriculum. Forbes lists Santa Clara in its top 100 “Best U.S. Colleges” and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks the school 39th for “Best Value in Private Universities.”

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Executive Director, Major Gifts leads the major gifts program which manages relationships and secures philanthropic support from donors capable of making gifts of $1M and up. This integral leader will also provide strategic direction and support to the newly formed parent giving program. The incumbent will be expected to participate as a member of the development management team in strategic planning, decision making and goal setting to further the University’s strategic priorities, as well as to develop a vision and provide leadership for the major gifts program. S/He will work with members of external relations to create an environment that fosters strategic coordination of overall fundraising efforts and the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of current and potential donors. A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible fundraising and development management experience in higher education is required. A Master’s is preferred.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Faith Eutsay, Search Director, at feutsay@LLLsearches.com

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SARASOTA ORCHESTRA, Vice President for Development
Sarasota, FL
http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org

Vice President for Development

For over 65 years, the Sarasota Orchestra has been entertaining music lovers from around the region, and visitors from around the world. The 80-member Orchestra performs more than 125 classical, pops and family concerts annually, and thrives as the oldest continuing orchestra in the state of Florida. The Orchestra is under the artistic leadership of Anu Tali, a star among a new generation of artists who constantly search for fresh musical ideas. The Sarasota Orchestra has a dual mission dedicated to exquisite performance and first-class musical education. The Orchestra's acclaimed music education program includes the 50-year-old Youth Orchestra, which features five ensembles – the most advanced of which, The Youth Philharmonic, made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2008. The Sarasota Orchestra also offers music lessons for students of all ages and abilities, sponsors multiple community outreach programs and is the parent program of the Sarasota Music Festival.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Vice President for Development is responsible for management of all development initiatives including Annual Giving, Planned and Endowment Giving, Foundations and Corporate Support and special events, as well as the supervision of Development staff. S/He will lead and motivate the Board and strengthen their understanding of their role in fundraising. Additionally, the Director will work collaboratively with senior management, members of the staff and volunteer organizations and will represent the Symphony at concerts and public events.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Zena Lum, Search Director, at zlum@LLLsearches.com

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY, STANFORD MEDICINE, Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts
Stanford, CA
http://med.stanford.edu

Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts

Stanford Medicine, which comprises Stanford University Medical School, Stanford Hospitals and Clinics, and Stanford Children’s Health, has a long tradition of leadership in pioneering research, creative teaching protocols and effective clinical therapies. Over the last 60 years, through an unrivaled atmosphere of interdisciplinary exploration and collaboration, Stanford has produced many of the innovations that have sparked the biomedical revolution. In 2011, Stanford closed its $4.3 billion university-wide campaign, The Stanford Challenge, by raising more than $6 billion. In 2012, Stanford Medicine launched the Campaign for Stanford Medicine, an innovative philanthropic effort to build a new hospital and fund five other important priority areas.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts will report to one of several directors of Major Gifts within Medical Center Development and will focus on the specialty areas of faculty. This position will directly manage a portfolio of approximately 50 major gifts prospects rated at $250,000+ for his/her assigned priority areas. In addition to direct fundraising, the selected candidate will be responsible for managing faculty relationships for effective development support and strategic support for other MGO colleagues. S/he will also provide campaign management and pipeline development for assigned departments. A proven ability to meet fundraising goals with a strong track record in managing and balancing donor/faculty/lay leader relationships is imperative to job consideration.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Maureen Huminik, Vice President, at mhuminik@LLLsearches.com

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Executive Director for Family Giving
New York, NY
www.syr.edu

Executive Director for Family Giving

Founded in 1870, Syracuse University has a proud tradition of providing an environment in which students from diverse backgrounds come together to create, grow, and break boundaries. A private research university conveniently located in the heart of Central New York, Syracuse University is within easy driving distance of Toronto, Boston, Montreal and New York City. The total student population at Syracuse University represents all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries, and the school has established 29 centers and institutes that focus on research, often across disciplines, in a variety of areas. The University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is ranked among the top communication schools in the nation and its athletic teams, known as the “Orange,” participate in NCAA Division 1.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Executive Director of Family Giving will develop and implement a long-term integrated fundraising strategy for parents and families including annual and major gifts. S/He will manage a portfolio of donors and prospects in the range of $100K to $2.5M and will establish, recruit and support a parent council to assist in the success of a comprehensive giving program and the establishment/growth of an endowment fund. A Bachelor’s degree and six to eight years of individual fundraising experience are required, as is a demonstrated track record of major gift success.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Beth Parsons, Search Director, at bparsons@LLLsearches.com

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TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Assistant Vice President for Development
San Marcos, TX
http://www.txstate.edu

Assistant Vice President for Development

Texas State University is the fourth-largest university in Texas. With an enrollment of more than 36,000 students and nearly 200 undergraduate and post-graduate degrees through nine academic colleges, Texas State is ready to serve the needs of future generations. As an emerging research university, Texas State provides opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students. Scholars come from around the globe, creating a diverse student body with forty-two percent of attendees registered as ethnic minorities. Hispanic Outlook magazine ranks Texas State 18th in the nation in Hispanic undergraduate enrollment and 23rd in the nation for total degrees awarded to Hispanic students.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Reporting to the Vice President of University Advancement, the Assistant Vice President for Development (AVP) will oversee all university private fundraising activities, including managing a team of approximately twelve professionals. The AVP will develop and implement a plan of action for major gifts to the university; work in collaboration with the Vice President to implement strategic plans for a capital campaign; identify, research, and develop prospects that have the capacity to give $500K+; and implement a well-executed planned giving program.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Lisa Abair Vuona, Vice President, at lvuona@LLLsearches.com

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THE CHESTNUT HILL SCHOOL, Director of Development and External Relations
Newton, Massachusetts
http://www.tchs.org

Director of Development and External Relations

The Chestnut Hill School (CHS) is an independent, coeducational elementary school for preschool-aged children through grade six. It was founded in 1860 through the will of Thomas A. Lee and in 1863 was deeded to a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees for the religious and educational benefit of children in the immediate local area. In recent decades, CHS has extended its reach far beyond the local community, consistently drawing families from 35 communities in the Greater Boston area. Diversity of all types is prized deeply: cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, socio-economic, geographic, and sexual orientation. The Chestnut Hill School educates students in an inclusive and nurturing community where learning is infused with meaning, purpose, and joy. Recognizing the importance of family involvement in a child’s education, CHS values a cooperative home/school partnership.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Director of Development and External Relations will serve on the school’s administrative team and will lead development staff in planning and executing all fundraising and external relations operations including the annual fund, major gifts, alumni relations, communications, public relations and publications tasks, projects and initiatives. This position is responsible for developing and implementing plans to enhance the school’s level of major gift fundraising, and will set the vision and strategy for the largest campaign in the school’s history.  A Bachelor’s degree and successful development experience – with a focus on major gifts and campaign execution - is required.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Beth Parsons, at bparsons@LLLsearches.com

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THE JACKSON LABORATORY, Director of Development & Senior Associate Director of Donor Engagement
New York, NY & Bar Harbor, ME/Farmington, CT
http://www.jax.org

Director of Development

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit organization focused on mammalian genetics research to advance human health. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. With more than 1,500 employees located in Bar Harbor, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Farmington, Connecticut, The Jackson Laboratory conducts genetic research, provides scientific services and genetic resources to laboratories around the world and educates students of all ages through courses, internships and other programs.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Located in New York City, the Director of Development will develop and execute cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies to raise major gifts of $100K+ for the Laboratory, as well as support volunteer and general fundraising activities. The incumbent will actively manage a portfolio of 100-150 individual prospects and manage the pipeline process for new major gift prospects, from new prospect identification to transitioning annual fund and leadership giving donors into the major gift portfolio.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Lisa Abair Vuona, Search Director, at lvuona@LLLsearches.com

Senior Associate Director of Donor Engagement

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit organization focused on mammalian genetics research to advance human health. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. With more than 1,500 employees located in Bar Harbor, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Farmington, Connecticut, The Jackson Laboratory conducts genetic research, provides scientific services and genetic resources to laboratories around the world and educates students of all ages through courses, internships and other programs.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Senior Associate Director of Donor Engagement ensures accurate and timely reporting to major gifts and leadership annual donors on the impact of their giving. Additionally, the selected candidate will create and execute strategies for delivering high-touch, broad-based stewardship and engagement communications to annual, leadership annual and major gift donors, as well as alumni, in coordination with the Communications office. S/He will also develop strategy and overall donor recognition, engagement events and tours and serve as a strategic leader for developing new programs and publications.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Lisa Abair Vuona, Search Director, at lvuona@LLLsearches.com

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TULANE UNIVERSITY, Executive Director of Development, Undergraduate Programs
New Orleans, LA
http://www.tulane.edu

Executive Director of Development, Undergraduate Programs

Tulane University was founded in 1834 as the Medical College of Louisiana, the Deep South’s second oldest medical school. In 1847, it became part of the newly established University of Louisiana. Today, Tulane is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the U.S. and is a member of the Association of American Universities, a select group of 62 leading research universities. Additionally, Tulane is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching due to its impressive research activity. According to U.S. News and World Report, Tulane University is among the leading universities in the United States, ranked 54th among the best national universities and in the top 25 for its service learning programs. The magazine also ranked Tulane 14th among "Up-and-Coming" schools and 36th in its "High School Counselor's Picks.” The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine rank the business school 14th on its list of Top Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurs. Forbes magazine ranks it 52nd overall and 28th among private universities.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Executive Director of Development, Undergraduate Programs will be responsible for directing a constituency-based approach to fundraising for the overall development functions for the School of Liberal Arts, School of Science and Engineering, the Newcomb-Tulane College, the Center of Public Service and the Newcomb College Institute. Additionally, the Executive Director will oversee and provide strategic direction for Parent fundraising and related programs, as well as identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a personal, targeted portfolio of prospects. The selected candidate will promote targeted, interdisciplinary giving opportunities by serving as the chief liaison between the Development department and the deans and directors of University units. A Bachelor’s degree and seven years direct fundraising or related experience in the solicitation and closing of gifts of $100K+ in a research university environment preferred, including 3 years within a school or unit. 

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Wendy Lazar, Search Director, at wlazar@LLLsearches.com

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UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Director of Annual Giving
Durham, NH
http://www.foundation.unh.edu

Director of Annual Giving

The University of New Hampshire combines the living and learning environment of a New England liberal arts college with the breadth, spirit of discovery, and civic commitment of a land-grant research institution. UNH spans all fields of study and unites them through interdisciplinary programs, labs, research centers, libraries, internships, and fieldwork. Warmly supported and encouraged by their faculty mentors, students participate directly in assisting in the University's historic mission of enriching society through the creation and application of new knowledge. The UNH Foundation exists to build private support for the University of New Hampshire to strengthen programs, support deserving students, provide opportunities for talented faculty, enhance facilities, and address other areas of need. Gifts come from alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, and volunteer-support organizations, and the Foundation has raised more than $260.9 million in support since 1989, including a $131 million endowment.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for the strategic vision, direction and management of UNH’s annual fundraising programs — specifically, designing, implementing and evaluating a program to build a long-term base of support. The Director will also be responsible for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students and friends who make gifts from $1 to $10,000 annually with an overall comprehensive goal of raising $5,000,000 yearly and doubling that figure over the next 7 years. The Director will provide leadership to staff and volunteers and must possess strong strategic and tactical management skills. A Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of annual giving experience is preferred.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Anne Norton, Search Director, at anorton@LLLsearches.com

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WHITINSVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, Director of Advancement
Whitinsville (Northbridge), MA
http://www.whitinsvillechristian.org

Director of Advancement

Whitinsville Christian School (WCS) offers a comprehensive Pre K-12 quality school curriculum, while providing a vibrant, actively engaged community learning to serve God in all areas of life. As one of the oldest Christian schools in Massachusetts, Whitinsville builds on its 86 year-old tradition of excellence in day school education by serving a total of 564 students from 79 churches and 38 communities in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. WCS students score near the 90th percentile on standardized tests and over 90% of students earn college degrees. Whitinsville is a member of Christian Schools International and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Director of Advancement will be an entrepreneurial self-starter who shares the philosophy and worldview of Whitinsville and fosters the academic, spiritual and social development of its Christian students. S/He will coordinate all facets of the 3-year comprehensive campaign which includes support for capital projects, annual giving endowment and current restricted use funds. In addition, the incumbent will implement an action plan and case statement to fulfill the goals outlined by the Campaign Cabinet. The Director will be responsible for all aspects associated with major gift prospects and maintain an active pool of 150-200 top level prospects in addition to overseeing the annual loyalty fund drive and other annual giving fundraisers. The selected candidate will have 5-7 years of fundraising experience including multi-year comprehensive campaigns, preferably in an educational environment. 

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
Please contact Faith Eutsay, Search Director, at feutsay@LLLSearches.com

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