Director of Development, Law School - Marquette University

AFP SE WI Administrator
November 8, 2017

Position Overview

Raises philanthropic support for Law School priorities and programs by developing and executing a comprehensive strategic advancement plan that engages all constituent groups, including -- alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, and associations.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and executes a fundraising business plan annually.
  • Collaborates and strategizes with the Associate Dean of External Relations (who maintains a fundraising portfolio) to coordinate all development efforts.
  • Works directly with the Dean of the Law School; maintains office in Law School.
  • Meets regularly with the Managing Director of Development, College Advancement to assess projects, review strategies, and track progress.
  • Maintains a prospect portfolio of at least 150; regularly identifies and contacts additional prospects through research and referrals.
  • Meets individually with prospects and volunteers.  Responsible for 15 to 20 meetings (moves) per month designed to move prospects toward making a philanthropic commitment to the Law School.
  • Makes personal gift solicitations.  Management of the process includes preparation of the solicitation materials, conducting strategy meetings, preparing briefing materials for President/Vice President of Advancement/Dean/others involved in solicitation.
  • Maintains appropriate contact with prospects and records all contact in university database.
  • Submits weekly contact reports and monthly advancement activity reports.
  • Provides campaign strategic input as it pertains to the Law School.
  • Maintains oversight of key stewardship activities including but not limited to refreshing the Woolsack Society honor roll annually and coordinating the Dean’s scholarship correspondence with benefactors.
  • Attends University and Law School events and volunteer meetings, often during the evenings and weekends; represents the university and Law School to external constituents.
  • Attends Advancement monthly meetings/tracking meetings/committee meetings.
  • Travels as necessary.
  • Manages an annual budget.
Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Other related duties as assigned to help support the department and University Advancement’s goals.  
Functional and Technical Competencies
As listed.
Education/Training and Certification, Licensure, Registration Requirements 
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  
Work experience should include three to five years of development-related experience, preferably including fundraising, volunteer management, strategic planning, and personal solicitation.  Experience in program management, including budget oversight, data analysis, and event management is desirable.  
Environment and/or Physical Factors
This position works in an office environment.  
Desired Qualifications
As listed.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Marquette University management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. 
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