Director of Development, School of Nursing and Health Professions, and School of Education

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, California

The University of San Francisco (USF) is globally recognized as a premier Jesuit university with a commitment to making the world a better place through service and academic excellence. Its core mission is to promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Established in 1855, USF was the city’s first university and it taps into the rich cultural, intellectual and economic resources of San Francisco’s urban environment. With 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the school is welcoming to enrollees of all faith backgrounds wishing to engage in a personal and intellectually demanding education. USF has been named one of Forbes’ top 20 entrepreneurial universities and was designated a Tier One National University by U.S. News & World Reports.

The School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco advances the mission of the university by preparing health professionals to address the determinants of health, promote policy and advocacy and provide a moral compass to transform healthcare in order to further equity and positively influence quality, delivery, and access. USF’s School of Education strives to have measurable impact in schools and communities, particularly for those most affected by injustice.

The Opportunity

USF is seeking a Director of Development for the School of Nursing and Health Professions and the School of Education to be a key player in the preparation and execution of a substantial upcoming comprehensive campaign. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Development, the Director will be charged with growing the school’s major gifts program, identifying, cultivating and securing gifts of five- and six-figures in advance of the public campaign. This self-starter and relationship builder will coordinate and deepening relationships with donors and internal stakeholders. The Director of Development will work with the leadership team to establish a five-year growth strategy and will coordinate development and communications efforts across the two schools. USF is seeking a candidate with at least 5 years of experience in major gifts, with a preference for experience in higher education or health systems and with comprehensive campaigns.


Lisa Abair Vuona

To apply or nominate qualified candidates, contact Lisa Abair Vuona, Vice President or complete and submit the form below.

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