Director of Development

New Haven, CT

Albertus Magnus College


Position Title: Director of Development

Search #: ADV # 111

About Albertus Magnus College:

Albertus Magnus College thrives as a diverse and dynamic institution serving 1,500 students in three distinct degree programs: traditional undergraduate accelerated adult undergraduate and master's degrees. Through its liberal arts and professional educational offerings and its long-standing excellence in student-centered, values-based education, Albertus Magnus College is a shining example of modern-day education. The Albertus campus provides a distinctive environment for students, faculty, and staff. The College's 50-acre, park-like campus, within walking distance of downtown New Haven, is located in one of the city's most distinguished residential neighborhoods, Prospect Hill, which features both early 20th century mansions and modern architectural gems. Numerous academic, student services, and athletic facilities grace the campus, which serves as an attraction to prospective students. The Mission Statement of Albertus Magnus College is to provide men and women with an education that promotes the search for truth in all its dimensions and is practical in its application.

Job Overview:

Working closely with the AVP, the Director is responsible for the creation, planning, execution, and management of the fundraising activities of the College including major, annual, and planned giving. The Director is responsible for executing direct mail, e-mail, social, digital, video, and print outreach with the primary goal of increasing participation in and revenue for the Fund for Albertus. This role will carry a portfolio of 150 prospects and will be responsible for their cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. In addition, the Director may provide assistance to the Office of the President as requested. Assignments may be highly confidential in nature

Essential Functions:

Meet/exceed the unrestricted annual goal of $700,000 (FY22) and build endowment through targeted restricted giving.
Facilitate the design, oversight, and evaluation of giving programs that cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors. Programs include direct mail, e-mail, social, digital, video, and print appeals. Partner with the Office of Marketing and Communications to ensure alignment with core brand strategy.
Proactively manage a prospect portfolio of 150 individuals. Qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects new prospective donors from an open pool of alumni, parents, and friends.
In partnership with the AVP, manage a comprehensive marketing and stewardship plan for the College's planned giving society (The Prospect Hill Society)
Coordinate giving days, crowdfunding projects, reunion giving programs and class gifts in partnership with the Advancement team
With the AVP, implement segmentation and data analysis to inform a comprehensive annual fundraising program.
Design, implement and manage creative approaches to fundraising efforts. Seek new opportunities for philanthropic support for the College.
Work with an intercollegiate athletic department representatives to develop a formal athletics program.
Provide support to the Vice President and the President for major/lead gifts and planned giving prospects.


Five to seven years of fundraising experience or equivalent, higher education fundraising experience preferred. Campaign experience is a plus.
Demonstrated successful fundraising ability and ability to grow/develop donor pipeline.


Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree preferred.


Working knowledge of the various social media and technology platforms used in an office setting.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the College's Mission, history, and traditions.
Ability to work independently and on a team.
A positive "can do "attitude and ability to keep a positive outlook while working under pressure.
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact and collaborate with varied constituencies in a professional manner.
Creative, persuasive, and tactful with excellent organizational skills.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

Evening and weekend work required; job-related travel required.

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references as one document electronically to"> Please reference search # in the subject line.

Albertus Magnus College has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the College community. Albertus Magnus College is an equal opportunity employer and invites all qualified applicants to consider this opportunity and to apply.

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