Director of Development, Regional

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Development, Institutional Advancement
Division: Institutional Advancement

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Position Summary:

Develops and implements fund raising programs and outreach for major gifts to the College, in specified region(s) of the country.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Manages a portfolio of major gifts prospects with a focus on sound fundraising practices using metrics for accountability measurements to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Understands current funding priorities of the College through frequent interface with the Assistant Vice President for Development and other advancement and development colleagues.
  • Prepares briefing materials, solicitation strategies, and proposals for fundraising calls.
  • Solicits major gifts in a geographical region, working with donors and volunteers, Rollins administrators and other department or program colleagues.
  • Promotes positive donor relations for the College as a whole.
  • Plans and executes events and programs in support of development activities.
  • Proactively engages volunteers in a variety of roles, including identification, cultivation, solicitation and events.
  • Interacts with internal contacts such as Deans, Directors, faculty, officers and other Development staff to consult on College needs, formulating gift strategies and identifying potential donors.
  • Evaluates various gift opportunities and giving vehicles.  General knowledge of gift vehicles: Cash, securities, real estate, in-kind, tangible personal property, and planned gift vehicles such as trusts, bequests, and annuities.

Education and Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Requires minimum of four years of job-related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gifts, preferably at an academic institution.
  • Ability to work with colleagues across the College and establish and foster relationships that encourage a collaborative work environment to reach shared goals.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative, manage competing priorities, coordinate diverse projects and meet tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated appreciation for private liberal arts education.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to relate to donors, volunteers and colleagues.
  • Must be self-motivated, results oriented, and able to set priorities and work on numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Strong excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, analytical and negotiating skills.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Must be able and willing to maintain an aggressive travel schedule across the United States to meet donors within portfolio. Expectation is 60% of time will be spent out-the-door making 120-140 face-to-face donor visits and 180-240 significant interactions per year.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

Rollins offers a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution, full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

Our Values:


Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 


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