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Director of Special Projects, Major Gifts

Company: Tursa Employment & Training
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title Director of Special Projects, Major Gifts Location New Orleans, LA, US Organization Name Advancement - Associate VP Major Gifts Posting Summary The Director of Special Projects, Major Gifts is a professional position reporting directly to the Vice President of Advancement. The position oversees the executive operations for the department as well as leads the strategy and process for hiring and onboarding for the Major Gifts unit. The Director manages a Program Manager and a Senior Administrative Program Coordinator. The Director supervises the support provided to the Vice President's daily activities and her/his portfolio of major and principal gift prospect and fundraising activities. In consultation with senior fundraising managers, the position identifies strategic initiatives related to administrative support, including but not limited to the training and supervision of the major gifts support team. The Director is responsible for the direction, implementation, and completion of assigned special projects and reports ensuring they are consistent with strategy, policy, and fundraising goals. The Director is responsible for the oversight of the unit's overall budget, including the training of the support staff in budget matters, in consultation and coordination with Advancement administration. The Director is a member of the Vice President's leadership team and works closely with other departments within the Office of Advancement including Campaigns and Strategy, Constituency Programs, Principal Gifts, Donor Relations, Corporate & Foundation Relations, Alumni Development Information Services, and other departments throughout the university. Tulane University is committed to providing a flexible work environment that prioritizes well-being for our staff. We offer flexible work arrangements, which includes a hybrid remote option, where operationally appropriate. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple demands and/or projects simultaneously. 2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate and work cooperatively and effectively with high level prospects, donors and volunteers. 3. Ability to make decisions independently, demonstrate initiative and self-starting capacity. 4. Ability to contribute to the yearly strategic planning of the department. 5. Ability to mentor and manage a team. 6. Experience working with sensitive information and ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Required Education and/or Experience 1. Bachelor's degree and 5 years' experience in program development, implementation, or management required, or transferrable experience. Transferrable experience includes meeting/event planning/management, volunteer management, sales, public relations, marketing admissions, fundraising or trust officer experience.-- OR 2. High school diploma or equivalent an 11 years' direct experience. Preferred Qualifications 1. Experience in a research university environment. 2. Commitment to the values of an institution of higher education. 3. Knowledge of various software systems, such as Word, Excel, and a prospect management database. How To Apply Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment. Click "Apply Now" to apply for this job. Tulane University is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. Grade P3.26 Tulane offers a variety of options to enhance your health and well-being so that you may enjoy more out of life now and in the future. Learn more about Life at Tulane , as well as our Our Benefits . See our Candidate Resources to learn more about our hiring process and what to expect. Copyright (c) 1998, 2020, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

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