Senior Director, Development (East Coast)

University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio

The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university recognized as one of the leading locations for STEM jobs, in-demand occupations requiring an education in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Founded in 1850, the University of Dayton is committed to the Marianist tradition of educating the whole student, creating strong connections between scholarship and leadership and service. The school educates more than 7800 undergraduate students and 2400 graduate and doctoral students annually. University of Dayton draws students for many reasons, including its highly rated entrepreneurship programs, NCAA Division I sports teams, and extensive research programs. Among Catholic schools, University of Dayton ranks #1 in sponsored research funds raised and #3 in total research spending. A strong development program including giving societies, planned giving, annual giving, and corporate and foundation support provides the University of Dayton with critical funds for scholarships, developing new academic opportunities, recruiting top faculty and modernizing facilities.

The Opportunity

The University of Dayton is seeking a persuasive communicator to develop and manage an extensive portfolio of major gifts of $250,000+, cultivating mature and emerging prospects. This expert liaison will strategically match the interests of prospects with the needs of the University. The Senior Director of Development will represent the interests of the eastern territory, developing relationships and strategies for the region. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Advancement and will coordinate with Advancement/Development colleagues on upcoming capital campaigns. The Senior Director will need to be located in NYC, New Jersey, Washington DC, or Maryland and should have significant major gifts experience, with a preference for experience in higher education.