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Director of Development, Eugene P. Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media

Company: CareerArc
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Highlights:

The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and executing a comprehensive major gift plan for the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University, as well as other emerging philanthropic priorities of the University, as assigned. The Director's primary charge is to focus on identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift prospects and donors. In addition to managing a portfolio of high-level prospects for the College, the Director will also inform strategy to strengthen support for the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media's programs and initiatives of DePaul. In addition to fundraising goals, the Director will be responsible for meeting specific process targets designed to assure a disciplined approach to building a successful major gift program.

What You'll Do:

  • Directs the identification, qualification, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts prospects/donors of the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media, as well as other philanthropic initiatives of the University. Ensure that, over time, these areas have enough qualified major gift prospects to achieve established goals.
  • Develops annual and long-range major gift solicitation plans based on specific process targets and financial goals. -
  • Advises and assists with initiatives at the request of the Deans and/or the Assistant Vice President of Advancement. Participates, to a reasonable extent, in university-wide activities and initiatives, task forces, and committees; maintain a commitment to ongoing professional development and education.
  • This position is responsible for the expense against budget for the fundraising budget for JCDM

    What You'll Need:

    • Bachelor's degree required
    • 3 to 5 years of increasing responsibility as a professional fundraiser, ideally cultivating and soliciting major gifts
    • Polished, professional demeanor and superior written and verbal communication skills
    • Willingness to develop relationships with colleagues across all areas of Advancement and the ability to work successfully with a wide variety of colleagues throughout campus
    • Enthusiasm, a commitment to excellence, motivational ability, and the ability to successfully interact with high net-worth individuals and their families
    • Ability to develop and organize long-term plans and execute those plans
    • A creative, entrepreneurial approach to working with academic partners
    • Excellent personal presentation and superior communication skills
    • Comfortable operating independently and taking initiative within the context of team-based, collaborative environment
    • Position requires some travel and occasional evening and weekend work for events and donor meeting


      • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
      • Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
      • Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
      • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
      • Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!

      • For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.

        Diversity and Inclusion Statement:Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.

        Required Background Check:

        Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

        Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:

        Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:

        - - - -DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.


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