Senior Development Director

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

The Office for Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is seeking to fill a full-time vacancy for a Senior Development Director.

UW-Milwaukee is recognized as one of the country’s top research universities. With more than 190 academic programs, UWM offers a world class education to more than 25,000 students from more than 90 countries. UW-Milwaukee partners with businesses throughout the region, conducting joint research and offering internships to students enrolled in its 14 schools and colleges. UWM’s 104-acre central campus is located on Milwaukee’s upper east side, one of the city’s most attractive residential areas and home to many faculty, staff, and students

Position Details

Senior Development Director
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Sr. Development Director, College of Letters & Science (L&S) is a member of the professional staff in the Office for Development and Alumni Relations and reports to a Director, Major & Planned Gifts. Primary functions include; overall responsibility for the L&S development program, supervise work of L&S Assistant Development Director (ADD), manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects/donors; execute qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities to benefit L&S as well as the University, build academic partnerships to strengthen fundraising opportunities, and collaborate with other development staff to implement annual fundraising strategies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Progressively responsible fund development, or related, experience
  • Demonstrated track record of successful major gift solicitation, or equivalent achievement
  • Supervisory experience 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree 
  • Broad-based fundraising experience in direct mail, annual giving, proposal preparation, corporate and foundation solicitation, major and planned gifts 
  • Fund development campaign experience 
  • Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Academic fundraising experience 
  • Experience utilizing donor data base systems 
  • Evidence of success working effectively in a team environment with diverse constituencies
  • Certified Fund-Raising Executive

UW-Milwaukee offers:

  • Innovative, collaborative, and casual-work environment with flexible work/life balance schedules
  • Challenging and progressive career development
  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent comprehensive benefits package
  • On-site health & wellness programs
  • On-site affordable day care
  • Best practice PTO policies and paid holidays
  • Open communication, recognition programs, and team-building events

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