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adjunct Director, leadership abilities Gifts

Princeton University

October 16, 2018
Job location:
Princeton, New Jersey

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Other Staff/Administrative


Princeton University

Requisition # 2018-8762
Department Adv-leadership abilities Gifts
Category Alumni Relations and Development
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time


As a member of the Capital Giving staff, the adjunct Director, leadership abilities Gifts is a frontline major gift agent responsible for prosperously managing a portfolio of qualified potential donors within an assigned region who are capable of making gifts to Princeton of at least $100,000 or more.

The Princeton University Office of Development secures philanthropic support for the University's highest priorities by engaging and stewarding Princeton's alumni, parents, and friends. We rely on strong partnerships with our volunteers and campus partners. Our strategy emphasizes the long view, honoring the relationships nurtured by those who came before us and empowering those who come after us to prosperously build on our efforts.


Fundraising Responsibilities
   » Manage a portfolio of between 125-150 qualified potential donors with the capcapability of making gifts of $100,000 or more. Develop long-term fundraising strategies for each assigned donor or those identified in the course of his/her work and in conformity with University fundraising priorities.
   » Complete a minimum of 120-160 face-to-face visits annually with qualified potential donors to engage, cultivate and solicit gifts in support of Princeton.
   » Open a minimum of 20-40 new proposals annually for gifts of $100,000 or more.
   » Secure a minimum of $1M - $1.5M in new commitments annually in a combination of capital and annual gifts.
   » Effectively represent Princeton's mission and fundraising priorities to a variety of constituencies and stakeholders.
   » As appropriate, engage senior administrators, faculty, trustees, and volunteers in the process of cultivating and soliciting potential donors to Princeton.

Administrative Responsibilities
   » Write timely contact reports for prospect database following each face-to-face visit with a donor or potential donor.
   » As appropriate, prepare well-written visit briefings, strategy documents, solicitation proposals, and stewardship reports, working both independently and with colleagues in Strategic Donor Engagement.
   » Maintain a comprehensive working knowledge of the University and the fundraising priorities across the institution, as well as Development Office goals and objectives.
   » May include responsibility for managing select volunteers or volunteer initiatives, including ensuring that they are properly staffed, deployed, and satisfied with the level of support from Princeton.
   » Perform other tasks as assigned.

   » Bachelor's degree and at least three to five years of professional higher education development-related practice or related work practice.
   » A proven track record of prosperous major gift fundraising.
   » Strong familiarity with Princeton University and its mission.
   » Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication expertise.
   » Proven capability to develop and foster relationships with people at all levels of an organization, and to collaborate and influence at a high level.
   » Evidence of self-motivation and the capability to work both independently and in teams, with high personal standards representative of Princeton's commitment to excellence.
   » Strong strategic planning and project management expertise necessary to set and monitor progress against goals, to develop plans and timelines, and to measure success toward goals.
   » Discretion, good judgment, and commitment to keep confidential all data related to Princeton and its alumni and donors.
   » capability to respond quickly to changing business needs and priorities. capability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to produce high-quality and compelling work product under tight deadlines. capability to work with a high degree of flexibility in a highly-collaborative, fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.
   » Commitment to the Office of Development's mission of maximizing philanthropic support for Princeton University and to adhering to its guiding principles of High Performance, Innovation, Civility, and Collaboration.
   » capability to travel and flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed.
   » Sense of humor is a plus.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, discapability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

income Grade

ADM, 060

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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About Princeton University
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and knowledge. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

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