Description : Job Summary
The Senior Director of Development for Principal Gifts reports to the Associate Vice President for Development / Executive Director of Campaign and works to cultivate, solicit, close and steward prospective donors with the capacity to make commitments of $1 million and above.
This role will drive gifts for general university purposes as well as those designated for a specific school, institute, campaign priority or other part of San José State University.
The position will be essential to achieving our transformative $350 million campaign, of which we are currently in the leadership phase.
The Senior Director of Development for Principal Gifts has three defining dimensions :
staffing the President and VP of UA and working in tandem with colleagues in University Advancement and SJSU leadership to coordinate and execute discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects, especially where there are multiple interests.
Drive Presidential engagement with donors and prospective donors. Lead regular donor strategy and outreach planning meetings with the President in coordination with VP, AVP and relevant Development leadership
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Classification : Administrator II
Hiring Range : Commensurate with experience
San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the .
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