The Executive Director of Development is responsible for the oversight of the major gifts officers for Loyola Marymount University. A primary focus of this position is leadership, professional training, and major and principal gift fundraising for the areas assigned. The position will be responsible for building strong relationships with the Deans and Directors of the various schools, colleges and units and will play an important role in managing the major gift officers to ensure success in achieving annual goals.
Typically a Bachelor's Degree is required. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Minimum seven years successful major gift fundraising experience, especially in a capital campaign; experience in raising funds from individuals; demonstrated success as a creative and effective manager with expertise in personnel management, strategic planning, program implementation, and fiscal management; experience in an academic environment, especially at large, complex institutions; demonstrate success in developing an effective volunteer structure.
Demonstrated ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects and personally ask and close gifts. Willingness to travel and work occasional weekend/evening hours. Deal effectively and comfortably with high-level donor prospects. A self-directed worker who is personable and well organized. Utilize a creative approach to fundraising projects. Ability to effectively communicate the vision, values and mission of Loyola Marymount University, while capturing the interest of the prospect.
Reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information.
Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledgeable of Microsoft Office products as well as familiarity with the Advance system or an equivalent system.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.