The Executive Offices are hiring!
Founded in 1906, the mission of Phi Kappa Tau is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character. The purpose of the Foundation, founded in 1945, is to ensure the philanthropic support necessary to sustain high levels of educational programming by fostering a lifelongrelationship and commitment to the Fraternity’s ideals.
This position serves as the senior director of development for the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation and manages a portfolio of prospective donors, while working collaboratively with the CEO. This position reports directly to and is evaluated by the CEO and participates in the annual evaluation and review process. Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications and credentials. Full benefits package provided.
Role and Responsibilities
Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospective donors
Solicit gifts of $25,000 and higher from alumni and friends
Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward top level prospective donors
Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle:
Initiate contacts with potential leadership and major gift donors
Develop appropriate cultivation strategies, including working with volunteers
Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
Make solicitations when appropriate
Maintain stewardship contacts with donors
Work collaboratively with the CEO to manage individual portfolios
Focus on securing support for a set of organizational priorities that include unrestricted support, academic scholarship, educational program support, and general Fraternity support
Supervision of up to three foundation professionals
Experience, Skills and Competencies
Proven track record of achieving fundraising goals
3-5 years of successful experience in major or planned gift fundraising
Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors to develop relationships
Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base
Strong verbal communication skills and an ability to write clearly and persuasively
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Sound computer skills including word processing and database management
Ability to work independently
Ability to work flexible hours, including travel up to 60% of the time.
An understanding of the non-profit, volunteer and fundraising sector
General knowledge of fraternity operations
Track record of successful staff management
Membership in a Greek organization, preferably Phi Kappa Tau, is strongly desired
Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent prior experience
To apply, please submit a cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.